View Poll Results: Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

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  • Yes, I use them with nearly every figure

    106 41.25%
  • I use the stands half the time or more

    24 9.34%
  • Sometimes, not more than half

    13 5.06%
  • Very rarely, about 10% at most

    23 8.95%
  • No, I open figures but never use the stands

    33 12.84%
  • I don't open figures, so no stands needed

    58 22.57%
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  1. #1

    Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

    After years of collectors saying how much they'd like the figures to come with stands, Hasbro has finally done just that. Since the Saga line, Hasbro has been including generic stands - or as Hasbro calls them, bases - with Star Wars 3" action figures. The dark metallic gray rectangular stands have a few techy details and the Star Wars logo designed into the top, as well as a single foot-peg in the upper-left section, and even have tabs on the bottom to interlock with each other in several different configurations. Nearly every figure in the OTC line has come with a stand, sometimes even with figures that don't need them like R2-D2 (but of course, who couldn't use another stand?). But are fans actually using these stands? If so, how often?

  2. #2

    Re: Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

    Since it looks like I'm the second poster in this thread, I take it that you only use the stands a fraction of the time, JT.

    I've been saying for a long time on SSG that Hasbro should be putting out SW figure stands. The only way to get them is online, which seems to be a fairly high cost, or at a specialty store. Since there is none in my area that sells figure stands I am pretty much depending on the OTC stands in my desktop dioramas.

    I've always thought that stands would be a good way for Hasbro to do a mail-away promotion for the collectors. It would be relatively cheap for them and be a cool little extra for us.

    I'm glad they've finally packed them in with the OTC figures, because I missed the CTCs doubling as stands during the Saga line. This is one thing I give Hasbro an "A" in for SW figures.
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  3. #3

    Re: Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

    I use them. I would prefer to have flat clear stands, but free stands are free stands.
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  4. #4

    Re: Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

    I'm with dindae on this one. Would prefer more flat stands with two pegs, but I'm thankful that Hasbro is at least giving us something.

  5. #5

    Re: Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

    You got it ManCan, as much as I like the concept, I just haven't really used them all that much. Looking around right now, I can only see 1 figure using a stand, though I have several others using aftermarket stands that I bought before Hasbro started making these.
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  6. #6

    Re: Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

    I voted a definitive NO.

    As much as I would like Hasbro to include a stand with ALL figures, they just cannot beat Real Stands with their simplistic and inconspicuous clear design. In fact, if Hasbro were smart, they would strike a deal with Real Stands to include one of their stands by putting the Real Stands logo on the back of every package including their website address to crosspromote between companies. It just makes good business sense for them to team up. I know Hasbro wants to take all of the profit for themselves and not have to include a "partner" but what I am saying is that Real Stands supply Hasbro with the stands for the figures and gets "free" publicity out of the deal to encourage fans to visit their website to purchase more. Come on guys, it's a no-brainer.

  7. #7

    Re: Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

    Yeah, that's a big NO for me also, they're all in a big bag somewhere. I love the idea of getting stands, but I really don't like these stands. Something smaller, like the Protech stands that I own dozens of, would be best. (Be nice if they were even smaller and oval shaped.)

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  8. #8

    Re: Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

    Nope, Moc collector here.
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  9. #9

    Re: Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

    I love the idea, but hate the application. I open all the figures, and with hundreds of figures and limited space, the stands don't let me display enough figures. I use the REAL stands and often use one stand for 2 figures. If they'd make them a little smaller, they'd be great!

  10. #10

    Re: Do you use the stands included with the OTC figures?

    Quote Originally Posted by dindae
    I use them. I would prefer to have flat clear stands, but free stands are free stands.
    What he said, except I don't use mine all the time.
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