Sunday, July 3, 2011
Custom: DCUC Display Stands
I like my Zatanna and Black Canary DC Universe Classics figures. They're pretty well sculpted, the paint isn't bad, and I respect Mattel's decision to use actual fishnet stockings.
I respect it, but I don't agree with it. Doing so meant losing the extended hip articulation, which means posing options are sorely limited. Actually, they're pretty much limited to their pose in the above picture: without something to lean against, they fall. In fact, with something to lean against, they still fall half the time.
So I decided to do something about it. Here's what I came up with:
The plastic rod, along with the cube on the left, was purchased at a plastic supply store on Canal Street. The black disk started life as a base for a Star Trek 3 3/4 inch figure.
The rods are held in place by the figures' coats: Zatanna's in back and Canary's on her side. Now they stand just fine.