Castle Grayskull Shipping Soon!
November 19, 2013

Today Mattel posted some additional information about the upcoming shipment of Castle Grayskull for the people that pre-ordered one in the original order window.   So if you pre-ordered get ready for a BIG box to show up at your house soon!


Castle Grayskull Shipping Soon!
If you pre-ordered a Castle Grayskull, you’re going to want to start clearing out some shelf space, like a LOT of shelf space because this baby’s huge! We got our first production shipment in and we’re conducting test shipments now to ensure they arrive at your doorstep in the best condition possible. It’s also time to get your credit card ready to be charged.

The Castles will ship out sometime between 11/22 and 1/15, and your card will be charged when your order ships. Please note that there’s no guarantee they’ll ship in the same order that orders were placed. Customer Service doesn’t have a shipping schedule, so we’d appreciate if you don’t call them asking when yours will ship because they won’t know. If you don’t get a shipping confirmation by 1/15, then definitely do call then. And if you’re at all concerned about your credit card information or address not being correct, then you’ll want to call 800-GO-MATTY right away.

For those of you who didn’t place a pre-order, we’ll have a very small number available during our December Early Access sale on 12/12 at 8 a.m. PT. If there are any still left after Early Access, they’ll be available at our All Access sale on 12/16 at 9 a.m. PT. During both Early Access and All Access, the price is $300 each, there’s a two Castle per person limit, and the collection checklist isn’t included.



Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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