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I've noticed that several of the new Star Wars sets include stands for the minifigs. For example Droid Escape Pod (75136):
What is the purpose of these? I don't see how they add play or display value.
The stands you see aren't actually part of the set. They're there to make it easier to photograph the minifigs, and get photoshopped out in the final version of the set pictures.
Required, but never shown