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Ninjaknight
08-14-2012, 04:54 PM
Hi guys,

Just started my collection in my new place and I was wondering if you display your HT figures with stands or without em'?

What are the pros and cons?

Do the stands damage the figures over time?


Cheers!

Mr. EcKo
08-14-2012, 04:57 PM
Stands!!!! all the way , unless you want your figures to get damaged over time .

Accidental fall overs
Forces of nature
Forces of God
Forces of ghosts

etc etc



Stands , that's why the figures come with them :goodpost::exactly:


Close thread :wave

Calvin Candie
08-14-2012, 04:58 PM
i display mine with stands i really like them.
and i have never had a problem with them.

Ninjaknight
08-14-2012, 05:00 PM
What about horror stories about the stands damaging the rubber suits of the Batman figures?

Any truth in that?

Mr. EcKo
08-14-2012, 05:03 PM
As long as you don't make it so the Grundle Grabber TM doesn't cause stress on the rubber suit.

Move the Grundle Grabber TM far engough down so that there's just enough to hold the figure up .

Ninjaknight
08-14-2012, 05:05 PM
As long as you don't make it so the Grundle Grabber TM causes stress on the rubber suit.

Move the grundle Grundle Grabber TM far engough to that there's just enough to hold the figure up .

As in the height of the stand? So the figure does not weigh down on it?

Mr. EcKo
08-14-2012, 05:06 PM
As in the height of the stand? So the figure does not weigh down on it?

Yeah the metal wire that you can adjust the height of

Ninjaknight
08-14-2012, 05:08 PM
Yeah the metal wire that you can adjust the height of

Ah I see thank you very much!

Much appreciated info :clap

Cheers!

Lejuan
08-14-2012, 06:11 PM
Stands!!!! all the way , unless you want your figures to get damaged over time .

Accidental fall overs
Forces of nature
Forces of God
Forces of ghosts etc etc

Stands , that's why the figures come with them :goodpost::exactly:

Close thread :wave

Whoa, not so fast Standy McStandson! I eschew stands and all that they stand for. Where I have a figure that might be fall-prone I use a small clear acrylic hook affixed to the rear wall and loop a bit of nylon fishing line between the hook and the figure's neck or belt.

Stands are great if you see them as an integral part of the display, they can lend a musuem-style quality to figures - but if all they're there for is keeping your figures upright and you don't otherwise like the way they look, there are less visually obtrusive options.

Custo
08-14-2012, 06:14 PM
Stand. Used to display them without, but they would keep falling over in my detolf.

pavehawk78
08-14-2012, 06:37 PM
Stand :)

http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss187/bdbush2001/DSC00945.jpg

Uncanny Web-Slinger
08-14-2012, 07:14 PM
Nearly Always use a stand with Hot Toy.

1. They can't often stand on there own.
2. They're expensive, no sense not being careful.

The only figures not using stands in my collection are Spidey, Babydoll and Iron Man, as they're all in ground action poses.

Predatormaniac88
08-14-2012, 07:58 PM
It all depends on the figure and you as a collector, there are some figures that have no problem standing up on their own and some figures that will not stand up at all without a stand, also figures with loose joints will fall over eventually even if you think they can stay upright after a few days on a shelf, so using stands is the way to go :)

CTO15
08-14-2012, 08:07 PM
I live by train tracks, stands is a definite must!

murdomac
08-17-2012, 04:01 AM
It all depends on the figure and you as a collector, there are some figures that have no problem standing up on their own and some figures that will not stand up at all without a stand, also figures with loose joints will fall over eventually even if you think they can stay upright after a few days on a shelf, so using stands is the way to go :)

This basicly, some figures are just terible at standind by themselves and really need a stand others will happily stand for ever without, for the figures without as long as your display cabinet has doors, if they do fall they are never going to fall very far.

Personally I don't use the Hoy Toys stands as they aren't that good I go for the clear/transparent types as they are less visible, don't block the light or cast shadows in your cabinets, offer more 'holding' possibilities, and don't damage the outfits. Foot stands are also good I find although they don't fit all feet.

Ninjaknight
08-19-2012, 04:18 PM
This basicly, some figures are just terible at standind by themselves and really need a stand others will happily stand for ever without, for the figures without as long as your display cabinet has doors, if they do fall they are never going to fall very far.

Personally I don't use the Hoy Toys stands as they aren't that good I go for the clear/transparent types as they are less visible, don't block the light or cast shadows in your cabinets, offer more 'holding' possibilities, and don't damage the outfits. Foot stands are also good I find although they don't fit all feet.

Which stands are those? Where can one get them and do you have any pics?

HTfreak2012
08-20-2012, 07:12 PM
Stand, some you can balance without them, but they wont stand that way for very long.

Lejuan
08-20-2012, 08:37 PM
Stand, some you can balance without them, but they wont stand that way for very long.

I have a steady floor and a solid display cabinet. I have around 30 figures on display, and only two need support to prevent falls - SS stormtrooper which is on the stock body, and DiD Capt. Millers.

devilof76
08-20-2012, 08:51 PM
Stands are for Californians. And Japanese.

And people who live by train tracks.

thecorsair
08-21-2012, 04:36 AM
Stands are for Californians. And Japanese.

And people who live by train tracks.

:lol

I never use stands as my Detolfs are very stable and in general HT figures are balanced well enough to not need them.

devilof76
08-21-2012, 05:29 AM
None of my Sideshow Star Wars or G.I.Joe figures are on stands.

I have one HT figure displayed and it's the first Jack Sparrow. No stand there either, and he's been in the rum.

jkno
08-21-2012, 06:17 AM
I don't like (most of the) stands, but I use them anyway since they will protect the figure from falling over. Some of my SS figures wouldn't even stand without this extra support

RagingBull
08-24-2012, 03:19 PM
50540

I don't use stands :)

ZaCHw117
08-24-2012, 03:23 PM
No stand. Unless it's a cool stand and adds to the figure's shelf presence. That's what I've done with my medi bats and DX joker. Everything else doesn't have a stand, (unless you count Jack's wheel and Cobb's chair) and have been like that for months now with no falling over. If you know how to pose/stand your figs you should be fine.

Like so:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/ZaCHw117/Figures/P1010629.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/ZaCHw117/Figures/P1010649.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/ZaCHw117/Figures/P1010651.jpg

pixletwin
08-24-2012, 03:42 PM
Wow Zachw I really like your shelves. Where'd you score those from?

Niltusk
08-24-2012, 05:07 PM
Can you use the medi clear stands on HT and Sideshow fairly well? I like having the stands for the most part, but wouldn't mind something less obtrusive for some.

Lejuan
08-24-2012, 06:13 PM
Very nice Zach. Those feature stands make for a stylish display.

cplhicks
08-24-2012, 08:26 PM
I always use stands for protection as I have open shelves and I don't want to risk them committing suicide.

ZaCHw117
08-25-2012, 01:23 AM
Wow Zachw I really like your shelves. Where'd you score those from?
:duff

I actually got it from a family member who was moving and didn't have the room. It was custom made from a friend of theirs. Mirrored backings, 4 glass shelves (bottom shelf has a couple miscellaneous figures) and magnet closed doors. Glad I snagged it. Just barely got lights in it last month.


Can you use the medi clear stands on HT and Sideshow fairly well? I like having the stands for the most part, but wouldn't mind something less obtrusive for some.

Not sure on this, I think you can. They grab at the leg if I'm not mistaken.


Very nice Zach. Those feature stands make for a stylish display.

Thank you. :peace


I always use stands for protection as I have open shelves and I don't want to risk them committing suicide.

Don't blame you. That's another plus to my shelves I didn't mention. It opens from the side so I'm not too worried about one falling down.

CJL182
08-26-2012, 09:39 PM
Stands are for Californians. And Japanese.

And people who live by train tracks.

Yup, it's earthquake country here, so using stands is a no-brainer for me.

TheFiend
08-26-2012, 10:18 PM
Figures look twice as cool without stands but mine always fall over except Indy for some reason.

STEN475
08-27-2012, 02:57 AM
Absolutely need stands, these things are way to expensive to suicide dive 5 feet from my dresser.

Predatormaniac88
08-27-2012, 10:36 PM
No stand. Unless it's a cool stand and adds to the figure's shelf presence. That's what I've done with my medi bats and DX joker. Everything else doesn't have a stand, (unless you count Jack's wheel and Cobb's chair) and have been like that for months now with no falling over. If you know how to pose/stand your figs you should be fine.

Like so:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/ZaCHw117/Figures/P1010629.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/ZaCHw117/Figures/P1010649.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/ZaCHw117/Figures/P1010651.jpg

Sweet looking setup!!

MarfMaster
08-28-2012, 09:45 AM
I display all of my customs with stands because I'm worried about the resin sculpts/custom paint being damaged if they fall. I only use stands on my HT if they can't stand without them, since I'm not really concerned about PVC and plastic taking a 12" dive.

ZaCHw117
08-29-2012, 09:09 PM
Sweet looking setup!!

Thanks bud. :duff

G01dberG
06-15-2014, 02:42 PM
And if the figures stand without stand , knee or leg joints break or go weak in time ? I am asking because all my figures have stands , but all the line from man of steel has very big stands which take too many space in the detolf and i am thinking of buying or not buying the stands for them . They don't fall , but i am afraid about their knees and legs , so is there such problem ?

dw316
06-15-2014, 03:09 PM
That's an awesome collection right there, mate!!! What figures are they? Did you mod an LED into the lamp? Did you switch around some head sculpts?


No stand. Unless it's a cool stand and adds to the figure's shelf presence. That's what I've done with my medi bats and DX joker. Everything else doesn't have a stand, (unless you count Jack's wheel and Cobb's chair) and have been like that for months now with no falling over. If you know how to pose/stand your figs you should be fine.

Like so:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/ZaCHw117/Figures/P1010629.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/ZaCHw117/Figures/P1010649.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/ZaCHw117/Figures/P1010651.jpg

Boba Debt
06-15-2014, 11:03 PM
I usually create my own stands so there is a certain level of unity for a specific collection.

For instance, in my War Machine Cabinet I planned on displaying 4 figures so I made 4 bases that were large enough to display any figure in pretty much any pose


http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/BobaDebt/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/IPDieCast_zps66fb28dc.jpg (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/BobaDebt/media/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/IPDieCast_zps66fb28dc.jpg.html)



http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/BobaDebt/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/IMCabinet004_zps377fd918.jpg (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/BobaDebt/media/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/IMCabinet004_zps377fd918.jpg.html)


http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/BobaDebt/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/IMCabinet027_zpse1d385bc.jpg (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/BobaDebt/media/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/IMCabinet027_zpse1d385bc.jpg.html)

dw316
06-15-2014, 11:06 PM
Nice :clap

ZaCHw117
06-24-2014, 12:41 PM
thanks bud, this is actually my older set-up. I have some detolfs now. The interrogation set up is a custom one I got off of void awhile ago that already hand an LED in it. It's not the one from Joker's set. And yup, swapped out some head sculpts etc.


That's an awesome collection right there, mate!!! What figures are they? Did you mod an LED into the lamp? Did you switch around some head sculpts?

TimespliTT
03-19-2015, 08:07 PM
where can i buy HT stands. help? tried google!

hockeyflow33
03-19-2015, 09:01 PM
where can i buy HT stands. help? tried google!

ebay has them

Mr Walker
06-19-2015, 04:04 AM
No stands. Just put a tiny bit of blu-tac in the ball and socket joint most figures have at the ankle, and they're not going anywhere once you pose them.

CTO15
06-19-2015, 11:45 AM
No stands. Just put a tiny bit of blu-tac in the ball and socket joint most figures have at the ankle, and they're not going anywhere once you pose them.

try that with a diecast Iron Man, not the best. Also I have a train by my house, so I have to use the stands