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Poest Office > Rhapsody in Light Blue (plus: figure stands)

Welcome to a new feature. Occasionally I receive emails asking about various toy-related things, so I thought I’d start sharing my knowledge with the collecting world (plus build more content for the website).

First off is a Poester who wishes to remain Anonymous. He first contacted me a few weeks ago after spotting an eBay auction offering what appeared to be a lighter-blue DCUC Superman. Most fans figure it’s a factory prototype for the proposed (but as yet unproduced) Superman/Bizarro DCUC 2-pack.

Well, Mr. Anonymous got his hands on one and sent along an email, complete with pics.

Review > City Display (Action Figure Displays)

The folks at Action Figure Displays are still hard at work creating some of the coolest backdrops for your action figures, and they’ve made some improvements on the original design (see my review of the Alley set here). The displays are now 10 ½” tall, which is 2 ½” taller than before.

JDP was kind enough to send along another sample, this time of the City backdrop. The new dimensions are 13.5″W x 10.5″H x 7.75″D, and as you can see, even a giant BAF like Solomon Grundy can now stand comfortably beneath the top of the display.

The City display has a great Gotham look to it, complete with a misty full moon and cloud-shrouded skyscrapers. What impresses me most, though, is the way the top of the brick wall offers a fantastic 3D effect (it’s most evident in the Two-Face shot).

As Dr. Mrs. Ghostal noted to me, the City set is tailor-made for the likes of Batman and his allies, although the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and any other rooftop-loving characters (Neo from The Matrix, the Tick, etc.) would work great as well.

As much as I loved the Alley set, I have to say the City set is even better. And the added height for the same price as the original versions make for a greater value.

What’s more, JDP will soon be offering peg stands to help those wobbly figures stand better. They’ve also added a number of new designs and are looking to add many more in the near future (I particularly like the look of the Jungle base).

With a great product and a committment to improvement in both design and value, JDP is quickly becoming a major player in the action figure accessory market.

Odds ‘n Ends


  • Mattel’s Facebook page is back. It currently offers such goodies as in-package pics of Mer-Man and Zodac (along with Zodac’s new bio, which I think nicely ties together all the various incarnations of the character) and the Ultraman & Alex Luthor two-pack. Love the face sculpt on Ultraman, but seriously, does anyone really want that Alex Luthor? He’s sculpted well, but he just looks so…goofy.
  • Even I was surprised Faker sold out in a mere three hours. Mattel did warn that quantities were limited after NYCC, but nonetheless, that’s amazing demand for what’s basically just a repainted He-Man. While a lot of fans have been predicting that the increased production on future MOTUC figures will backfire, that’s not looking likely at the moment–at least, not with Mer-Man. Zodac will be the true test, since he lacks Mer-Man’s popularity, number of accessories, and alternate head.
  • The next review I write will be my 150th toy review. As such, I’ve decided to center a contest around it. Look for a post about that this week or next.
  • If you missed it, be sure to check out my overview of some of the action figure display stands on the market today. How did you guys like this article? Would you like to see more pieces like this?
  • Skeletor, much to his chagrin, is still taking your questions for round 2 of Ask Skeletor.
  • Loved How I Met Your Mother last night. The whole thing with the nightshirt was priceless. And I’m quite glad Laura Prepon is gone, because she was so obviously not the mother and I have no interest in sitting through yet another long-term relationship everyone knows won’t work out (a la Robin).

Stand! (in the place where your figures are)

As action figures have become more poseable and dynamic, collectors have been looking for ways to pose their figures in more than just the typical “soldier in formation” look. Other figures simply tend to fall over a lot (looking at you, JLU). So it’s not surprising a number of action figure manufacturers and third-party companies now offer a range of ways to get your action figures looking their best.

This is just a quick overview of some of the better-known display stands available for 3 ¾” and 5″-7″ figures.

Whippy Superpose

One of the things I’d like to do with this blog is make people aware of some of the cooler things I come across. For a while now, I’d been looking for a way to pose my DCUC figures in flying or jumping positions. I have several of the so-called Doop stands from my Marvel Legends figures, but those only work if the figure has a hole in its back; not even the new Hasbro ML figures have that. So I perused the Web for another option.

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