Happy New Year! Do you now have swag stacked upon boxes piled up on returns as well as items not yet sitting in a permanent spot?
My MOTUC characters have been like this for awhile…extra weapons scattered about, or stored away in a little baggie. But not anymore! Here is my review of the MOTUC Weapons Rack!
I wondered if this box was going to say “Weapons Rak.” It was misspelled on the Matty Collector Website!
The Weapons Rack was something I wanted when it came out, but couldn’t fork over at the time. And the way that Mattel does things, it disappeared and I never had a chance to get it again. With Castle Grayskull having been on sale (didn’t sell out as they predicted, did it?), They wanted to be sure that people could display the castle with the proper Weapons Rack. After all, the vintage version CAME with a weapons rack, which is what this thing I bought is modeled after.
(I have not purchased a MOTUC Castle Grayskull. There are a couple of problems. 1.I don’t have that many figures. 2. It costs way too much. 3. Where would I put it? I do however, think it is terrific, and am glad they made it. Maybe someday I will have it. But there are other ways I have to spend $300 + shipping right now. I am a cheapskate, remember?)
Here’s what you see when you open the box. A nice window on card, featuring the furniture and the weapons, packed in weapons pack style.
This is what is on the back. Oddly, only one palace guard?
Here is a picture of the weapons that came with it. The red ones are especially nice! The silver ones have a little patina to them, that might not be coming through in my picture. The silver ones are supposed to be an homage to the original weapons that came with Castle Grayskull, and the red ones are supposed to be an homage to “Man-E-Weapons.”
Here is the rack, with nothing on it. Rows of pegs to display your weapons!
Here is how I set it up at first. Front view. I like how there is a little post to put the shields on on both sides, as well as pegs to hang some weapons on the sides.
Here is the back view of my initial setup. Here you can see the mace hanging on the right side.
How do other weapons work with this, that is, other than those that came with it? I decided to do a good and evil theme!
My evil theme!
My good theme!
What are the limits of the weapons rack? I went and found all kinds of MOTUC weapons to load it down with! Here is a front and back view! Read the captions for a contest!
Can you identify all of these weapons, readers?! Send a comment for prize!
I will respond back and you can send me your address! (The prize will go to whoever names the most. Look at both the front and back view pictures, please.)
This weapons rack is worth fighting for!
My rating for the Weapons Rack? 5/5! It is a superb sculpt, serves its purpose well, and looks amazing with the figures.