View Full Version : I Love Ephant Mon, but...

03-26-2003, 12:35 PM
I finally got a second Ephant Mon to open recently. And I must say, this is the coolest Star Wars figure ever - next to 300th Boba Fett IMO (which I haven't opened....yet).

However, I have one complaint. Either it's just mine or all EM, but he has a hard time standing up unless I put the tip of his tail under his left foot.

Has anyone else who has opened him up had this problem?

03-26-2003, 01:35 PM
Even with the cane in his hand? I had a hard time standing him up too, until I gave him his cane, like in the picuture.

03-26-2003, 03:12 PM
It's got to be hard to make such a detailed figure and worry about if it will be balanced or not. Mine stands fine with his cane. Why would you want him without his cane? Not as if he's going to hop in an X Wing and fly off. He's not a mobile character. He just stands there in the movie and should just stand there on your shelf.

03-26-2003, 03:14 PM
I use an action stand on mine, it works great :)

03-26-2003, 03:15 PM
I have the cane in his left hand and his left leg/foot forward to balance him out. He's nicely situated in my Jabba's palace diorama and seems to be standing sturdy! :)

03-26-2003, 03:19 PM
I believe Jargo said at one point to turn the tail to face the other direction. That helps stabalise him. May want to give that a try. :)


Jar Jar Binks

03-26-2003, 03:20 PM
I do use the cane. He still likes to topple over. But like I said if you stick his tail under the left foot he is fine

03-26-2003, 03:30 PM
I moved the legs and the tail just enough where he can stand without the aid of a stand.

03-26-2003, 04:56 PM
The figure's cloak seems to be slightly longer than the feet and causes my Ephant to kip over if he's not holding his cane.

03-26-2003, 05:18 PM
I also managed to put my Ephant Mon on a small stand. Works great!

03-26-2003, 11:20 PM
here's something you might try, I think it's called tac'n stik - reusable adhesive putty. it's really handy stuff. it's totally non-toxic, doesn't stain and rubs right off with no residue. it isn't quite as stable as a stand but works well in a pinch or for placing figures in tight places that won't accommodate a stand. you usually only need a little ball of it under each foot, which makes it really affordable too. a package only costs a few bucks and will do a ton of figures. I use it all the time, figures, hanging/mounting stuff you don't want to put holes in, etc. you'll find it in the stationary section. just my 2 cents, cheers.

Old Fossil
03-27-2003, 07:59 AM
I used an action stand (from Real stands) on mine, too, because my Ephant kept falling over. The stand works quite well.

03-27-2003, 08:12 AM
I used a stand and the cane... :happy:

03-27-2003, 01:26 PM
I see your pictures - but I am still not sure EM exists!