Wow. Those are crap, just god awful terrible. Thanks for saving me a ton of money, Dan! I wouldn't even pay the add on shipping if they gave those away with every order.
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Why buy a stand that doesn't "stand" the figure up? I have a few figures with loose ankles but it would actually be cheaper for me to buy another figure of those who are loose than to dump money into stands like this.
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Can't stand these as stands. Pun intended.
I don't see them as stands based on the review, but maybe would make it as pavement/extra flooring for Grayskull?
And I wonder how many of these it would take to make the other Grayskull wall, and how that would look?
Stands that actually DON'T allow your figures to stand !?!? Well, this is what I call a DUMB product, and wasted ressources !
I guess with these stackable "stands", Mattel reached a new peak in absurdity...
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I wonder why they didn't listen to the community when they showed those stands last year?
I'll admit, I'm really not big on figure stands. I only purchased 1 of each of the previous stands for completion sake but these just don't wow me at all. With the overall negative feedback these seem to be getting, I wouldn't be surprised if these end up at Big Lots in a couple of years.
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As for these new stands...I'm kinda confused by them. Was anyone asking for them? And I'm genuinely asking. If no one was, then why do them, especially since when we DO request non-figure items they say no because they'd rather put their limited resources into the figures?
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Well, this video makes them seem a little bit more useful than I thought they were going to be at least. Still probably only getting one set of these.
I'm just so sad at what a huge, wasted opportunity these were. As people have said, all they had to do was adjust the WWE stand and they would have been great. But they tried to do something different and ended up with something half as useful. Still, I guess it saves me some money.
I think that the stands look great... BUT... the pegs from the original Grayskull stands sucked. I was hoping for an actual peg moulded on the stands (like on the WWE stands).
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I like the look of them too. But, yeah, the pegs kill it for me. The usefulness of the CG and SM stands we have really varies per figure. I'd rather have just had molded in pegs, especially if there's not a lot of variety as to where they slot in. And, it stinks that you have to use a whole pack of three just to get enough height. It'd been cool if they used the same design the have, but just make 3 different heights that put the figure behind it about half or a fourth of a figure higher. For now, I'll stick with my spice racks. Maybe I'll finally give them a paint job to make them more Grayskull-like.
You know I wonder if those green styrofoam blocks you can get in different sizes at Michaels or AC Moore would work to prop them up so you didn't have to buy as many to just waste for height.
Total pass from me. I dug the Grayskull and Snake Mountain stands. No interest in these.
Easy pass for me, unless if they go 50% off or something.
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I buy tetris blocks at garage sales, flea markets, value village etc, these are perfect for stacking figures and cheap as chips. easy pass here, sorry!
I have had pretty good luck with the regular Grayskull stands, and will probably just get a few more of them at some point.
But these...yea just not a good value. Plus I imagine they will be $15 or $18 a pop.
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But, I would have liked to see a few other options. Like staggered display in a zig-zag pattern (the front stand is set and the stand behind it is placed so the figures stand in-between the ones in the front row while still remaining in the 2nd row of course). Also a criss-cross pattern where only the center section is stacked. Other creative ideas like that would have been cool. Even cutting a 2x4 to fit under a stand so it jacks up the figures would be cool.
I agree, the peg system they have is weak because is it WAYYYYYY too short of a peg! And it should be a SOLID peg that protrudes from the base. But, the ankle problem can only be blamed on the figure in this case, NOT the stand. With that, I would have loved to see figures with the corrected ankles on the stands to see how they hold up (Fisto, Fang Man, Icer, Castaspella, etc).
A different idea is to have stands that have a vertical post with a ring that clips around the figure's waist. Providing these options during the review may enhance the experience and provide options that everyone can discuss constructively rather than just pointing out flaws without offering solutions. Just a thought.
Still love the reviews. Thanks for doing them!
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What a joke these stands are. I guess I'll try to find a way to make my own custom stands like everyone else. Total fail Matty!