This was my first castley set.
AND THE FIRST TOY, I had ever paid for myself.
My neighbor paid me 1 cent a piece to pick Dandelions from his yard and I did all day long so I could buy this set, because I'd seen it at the ShopKo the day before.
I was 5 years old.
Not only is this a great, GREAT set, but it has a lot of sentimental value to me. I remember my Black Knight used to fend off my M-Tron and my speedboat racer because my mom made me throw away the ghost because she thought it would give me nightmares, and that little "shack" the ghost lives in, well when I was 5. That WAS a castle. To me anyway.
Ahh...to be 5.
The Black Monarch's ghost is a perfect 10 out of 10 to me. For it's price, at it's time it was everything it possibly could have been, I'll likely try to track an MISB copy of it one of these days just to have on my desk.
Just before I noticed this as a set reveiw, I created a MOC in honor of this set, here's a link, http://www.classic-castle.com/forum/vie ... hp?t=10903
Hope nobody minds that I promoted my MOC here.
MUCH LOVE FOR THE BLACK MONARCH'S GHOST!