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Tycho
02-12-2002, 06:32 PM
Dear Hasbro,

I have a black book case full of ships dedicated to my Battle of Endor - the space version of it anyway.

There are:

2 TIE Interceptors
4 TIE Fighters
1 Y-wing
1 B-wing
1 A-wing
2 X-wings

Most are currently supported on cardboard struts that came with other vehicles. For instance, 2 cardboard inserts from 2 ATST's support my B-wing "flying."

Yes, I have other ships hanging from the ceiling, but I don't feel safe doing that all over my house in earthquake-land California.

At Toy Fair, we see the Republic Gunship, Slave-One, the Jedi Starfighter, even Anakin and Zam's speeders on specially built support struts.

I know there are currently 32+ vehicles created for the modern Star Wars collection since 1995, and there are plenty more they could do.

I want Hasbro (with the Fan Club?) to step up and begin selling stands for these vehicles to display them flying. They did this for the 12" speederbikes - smartly making them poseable with ball joints so they could be posed maneuvering however you wanted them.

It is obvious Hasbro has made stands to display their stuff at Toy Fair, things are cheaper the more the units are produced and sold. Economies of Scale for those of you Economics majors. You achieve this state of economic efficiency by lowering average cost. So gee Hasbro, would you like to make more money? Sell us the stands!

If not, I vote Ultarama branches into this display arena also.

Sidiously Darth
02-12-2002, 08:54 PM
Sounds like a great idea. I would go for that. If you have a ceiling fan, you can only put up so much.

Dryanta
02-13-2002, 05:51 PM
I agree with this idea wholeheartedly.A major bonus to a system like this is it would open up a large amount of shelf space for me.That means more toys purchased.Think about it Hasbro,if not Ultrarama interested in some income?

Sliver FBI
02-14-2002, 01:17 AM
I thought the same when I saw the pictures. They look very cool and wouldn´t raise the price much... Maybe just a buck or two?

JetsAndHeels
02-14-2002, 09:16 AM
I am totally in agreement with this. We need some sort of stand or base to put our vehicles and ships on. They are nice toys, but when we don't have any way to stand them, we can't really do much with them. And after all, we can only hang so many of them from the ceiling.
Please can we get some stands for our ships and vehicles!!

Darkross
02-14-2002, 11:02 AM
Yes it would be nice to have a stand to display our ships flying...instead of hanging them from the ceiling...which looks cool...but leaves holes in the ceiling!

stillakid
02-14-2002, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by Sidiously Darth
Sounds like a great idea. I would go for that. If you have a ceiling fan, you can only put up so much.


Tie them to the fan so they can flyyyyyy!:p

But, yeah, great idea. The Realstands for the action figures have been the greatest thing and something similar for the ships would be awesome. Maybe the guy that does the Realstands can do it.

JEDIpartner
02-15-2002, 04:39 PM
Go to your local High School and talk with the shop teacher there. They make desk photo frames in shop class outta that crud. Maybe he could let a few of the kids make these things for you guys as extra credit- you'd have to pay for the materials I'm sure... :D

Well... at least I know WE had to make those stupid polyframes in Junior High back in the early 80s!!! :eek:

LTBasker
02-15-2002, 09:12 PM
I dunno about the ships, but I think at least stands for the figures would be nice. Those ones at toy fair would cost like what? 0.50 to make? With the larger bubble size we're getting, it's not like they'd have enlarge the bubble just to fit the stand in.