- July 17th, 2017, 9:01 am
I just stopped by after being absent a long time to check in on any thoughts on the rooftop dio.
Just completed the first set, which I bought with much reluctance because I prefer the robustness of Matty's figures, so that I could build the awesome diorama.
The only complaint (and I wouldn't call it a nitpick, as it's a pretty major issue) about the diorama is the apparent poor planning of the backdrop. Either that rear staircase piece should have been left out of the equation (yeah, I can remove it myself, leaving slots on the platforms visible and exacerbating wobble issues due to uneven platform leg gluing), or this backdrop should have been planned out better. Having to stretch it over front of the stairs is a waste of display space and will probably cause some ruin over time. We fans definitely need a hack for this to work properly... and its too bad we have to hack something we paid $300-$400 to build. It actually kinda seems like someone sculpted & planned the dio without any backdrop in mind and it was slapped in as an afterthought.
Now I have to ask myself, should I embark on another $300 journey to build the firehouse? Not sure yet, at least it looks entirely plastic so there isn't room for this kind of screw-up again.. For the love of god, make the GB2 packs removable by design please. And maybe get rid of those stickers, and work out a functioning means of wand attachment?
Also, the stands for Slimer and the Library Ghost are laughable. They fall apart while trying to pose, and need to be overtightened to even begin to attempt to hold their position (that is, the position they decide they want to be in after you try to set them on the right path...just like a child)... Please either stop insulting us with their inclusion or make them actually work.
Thank you, this has been your cup 75% empty post of the year, have a nice day!