I can vouch for using the original DC stands. Oh and elmeaux, thanks! This idea was truely genius and i followed your recipe exactly! The clear hair ties work great and i bought 1/8 " clear rods off the internet. I used a drill with a 1/8" bit and some glue and bam, a bunch of fine quality JLU stands for less than $15! I used both original JLU stands and Star Wars clear stands as bases.
Check em out:
Oh, you may want to use hot glue instead of crazy glue to glue in the rods. Sometimes the crazy glue smeared on the bottom and I got a little bit of white cloudyness.