Well to be fair the design is pretty damn back-heavy so the stand is pretty much a necessity real-world wise. I gave up on Toynami when Beagle, the company doing the masterpieces gave up on the project half-way after revealing a Bartley Ride Armor (i.e. Rook) which was one of my fave designs. That said, anyone have any "desert" type troops to recommend from 3.75 scale lines? GI Joe SS 2.0's Desert Scorpion suddenly looks very appealing to me.