Reading around the web on the VOTC. Nothing too startling or revelationary really, nothing I haven't seen before. But it got me thinking (yes, that is smoke, why?) - I need a cool way to display these things. My current figure displays suck, at least until I get risers so the figures in back aren't completely obscured.
So here's what I'm thinking and what I need:
I just got my (second) vintage display stand in the mail this week. It's in decent shape, but I bought it more for the card back than anything else, as I already had a good base with a good sticker, but no cardboard back. Now I bought one with a pretty nice cardboard, the plastic is fine, but the name tag strip has a few (significant) flaws. Big enough that no one is likely to buy it from me on ebay, so I either keep it or toss it.
Given that the display holds 12 figures, I'm thinking of using the second plastic piece for displaying the VOTC. I'll need to do up a vintage styled name sticker/plate, that should be easy enough. But I'd like to get a different backing for it, to differentiate it from the true vintage stuff. So basically, I'm looking for suggestions for the background here.
Also wondering if anyone thinks this is a good idea, or just plain goofy. It is contingent on finding my second full set of VOTC figs (when IS BBTS.com going to ship???) to open and display. I don't want to go out and pick up Ben and Han again, so many are sitting out there, I think they may clearance at some point, but Luke is a different story, so too is Leia, at least at the moment. The later figures of course are just beginning to show up.
Also, anyone have any idea of whether the VOTC have peg holes that fit the vintage display? I refuse to open what I have now (Han, Ben, Luke, Leia, Vader, Yoda) since I don't know what my BBTS shipped versions will be like in terms of quality. I was pretty selective in choosing these (except Vader, only one on the pegs, but still nice), so I'll opt to see if these are indeed the better cases.
One thing I was thinking is if I could somehow get three, horizontal poster shots, one for each movie, to put in the background - ANH/ESB/ROTJ - and see how that looked, but most posters I know of are vertical in orientation. Open to other suggestions though. Just don't want a duplication of the original. Superstar Destroyer closing in on Falcon? I dunno.