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 Post subject: Action Figure Stands?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:20 am 
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Now, for right tone:



Okay, a few years ago, Jim Abell sent me a variety of action figure stands to try out. I found, hands down, my absolute favorite was the McFarlane disc stand. They were inexpensive, sturdy, simple, and versatile. The weren't obnoxious and distracting. Just a good clean stand that worked for just about everything, except for 3 3/4" figures... of which there are plenty of stands for.

I had always planned on "one of these days" hopping over to the Spawn Store and loading up my cart with about 300 of these bad boys, but there was always something else that took priority. :roll: That's the thing about toy collecting for me, I always want to display my great collection, but I never want to buy display supplies. It's just not nearly as exciting as picking up a new wave of figures, or that hard-to-find playset you've been dying to finally get within your grasp!

Well, as luck would have it, I went to the Spawn Store the other day and could no longer find the stands. I immediately went into a panic, trying to find them. With no search attempt coming to fruition, in utter desperation, I emailed customer service, and their response was: "We sure don't. We haven't sold stands in years. Sorry."

Ha ha ha! ...Jokes on me. :( I waited too long (apparently a few years--really? Wow), and now they're gone, and I can't find them anywhere!! In other terrible news, I also found that several other "action figure display" companies have closed up shop, too. If they stop making the Apex display stands, I'm jumping out the window. ...Though, acrylic display cases shouldn't be hard to come by.

So, here's my issue folks. I. NEED. STANDS. Not for 3 3/4" figures, because there's a ton of them out there. That being said, why can't I find a nice, inexpensive, generic stand which will work universally for Marvel Select, Marvel Legends, DC Direct, DCUC, Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Dick Tracy, Bill & Ted, TMNT, etc., just like the McFarlane stands did? I have searched, and searched, and searched for days, and am still coming up short.

I found these, but good Lord! The price, and the space they'd take up!!

http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN963159

Someone please light this dark hour. :cry: Speak the good word...

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 Post subject: Re: Will the person with an answer, please "stand" up?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:51 am 
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You're screwed, Hal.

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 Post subject: Re: Will the person with an answer, please "stand" up?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:56 am 
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Shellhead wrote:
You're screwed, Hal.

Sorry.


:evil: SON OF A MOTHER F--

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 Post subject: Re: Will the person with an answer, please "stand" up?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:59 am 
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It might be time to start thinking "outside the box" and start crafting your own ...

I know someone did that for JLU stands and they turned out great. Who knows, you might just stumble onto the next million dollar nerd-gasm...

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 Post subject: Re: Will the person with an answer, please "stand" up?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:53 am 
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GeekVarietyDotCom wrote:
http://www.collectingwarehouse.com/Product-Home-Page/Action-Figure-Stands


I did forget that Protech makes stands in the size that I'm looking for. Though, my experience with Protech stands has been... less than stellar. I've broken a LOT of pegs off. But, at the end of the day, if there's no better option, it's certainly better than nothing.

What is it they say about beggars and choosers?

Thanks for the link, Geek!

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 Post subject: Re: Will the person with an answer, please "stand" up?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:22 am 
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I've switched over to using Mattel's WWE stands with the Spawn stands and the plain blue DCUC stands no longer being made...

The regular stands (25 for $12) --
http://www.mattycollector.com/store/mat ... .241190500

The stackable tier stands (holds up to 12 figures depending on how you configure for $15) --
http://www.mattycollector.com/store/mat ... .245103000

Yes, the WWE logo is "scratched" into the center but it isn't painted/printed so it isn't that noticable and they have a slot along the front edge of each oval that you can put a name plate into if you wish... http://collecting.mattycollector.com/ww ... /Kits.aspx (just to give you an idea of how they work)


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 Post subject: Re: Will the person with an answer, please "stand" up?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:33 pm 
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No problem. I've been using these for around 3 years now and so far no complaints. I like the selection and sizes.

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 Post subject: Action Figure Stands
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:56 am 
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Can anyone reccomend some good stands? Something thats somewhat universal. And where I can get some. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Stands
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:17 am 
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araytx wrote:
Can anyone reccomend some good stands? Something thats somewhat universal. And where I can get some. Thanks.


There are plenty of suggestions if you read the post above your comment, and some of them are even good ones ;D

http://www.collectingwarehouse.com/Prod ... ure-Stands

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Stands?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:25 am 
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He never saw those, as I just merged the threads...but thanks! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Stands?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:46 am 
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Ah, I see. That would clear things up quite a bit for sure :D

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Stands?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:04 pm 
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Sorry I didnt see that post. Thanks though for the help.


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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Stands?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:33 pm 
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HalJordanist wrote:
Now, for right tone:

And here I thought somebody was finally gonna make a set of R.E.M. figures.

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A friend of mine makes custom stands:
http://www.facebook.com/acry.warez/photos_stream

You could check with him if he ships internationally.


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