I've recently managed to purchase a copy of this game and spent last night unpunching it with my GF. Now in her attempts to slot the characters onto their bases she managed to snap two of the bases (admittedly, they are very stiff so I don't blame her!)
Any ideas where i can get replacements from? I've found one website that does them but their minimum order is £50 so fat chance!
Apparently the problem with the stiff stands only appears in the 1st ed. Revised edition printing don't have the same stands or the same problem. A quick query to FFG and they've offered to send me some revised ed. stands FOC.
A big thumbs up to FFG and Thaadd, another reason as to why FFG is the main reason I'm so poor!
Thanks to all who replied to this thread offering advice and hints - you've all been a great help!
Using extra character stands for the monsters works great! I highly recommend it as it makes them pop out from an other wise visually arresting, but busy board. Don't worry about hiding valuable stat info- you can see it all just fine.