This was based on the fact Obsidian's legs are relatively tiny, and will not split apart without looking goofy. Plus they're too small to offer the fully needed support. Sure, you can stand him up fine, but it's uncertain if he'd stand if the shelf got shaken hard enough. And, it's obvious the toy was designed for the legs to be a hover mode tail. And I had that convenient piece hanging from the back, complete with an opening. The original design was more than a simple two-piece design, with pieces attached to the support stalk to hold the toy steady. But I missed something in my measurements- a small piece in the opening wasn't as wide as the rest. As a result, the top fit in snugly, with the back piece preventing the toy from sliding down. So the extra parts were scrapped.