‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Update: Dancing Baby Groot Toy to be Released for Christmas Season
From comics to movie to toylines and his own textline and apparently a cartoon series, Marvel’s “Guardian of the Galaxy” breakout character Groot has become a widely revered icon, especially his cute dancing mini form. For fans out there, Christmas has just become sweeter since an actual dancing baby Groot has just been officially announced to hit stores in time for Christmas. For more details on this story, read on.
Since the “Guardians of the Galaxy” premiere, a lot of people who have seen the movie have speculated and waited for a dancing Baby Groot product, heck, a lot of fans have even made their own versions. Although Funko has beaten the pulp by releasing a dancing Groot toy, the plastic figure doesn’t actually dance to everyone’s dismay.
However, Mashable reveals that Marvel Entertainment and KIDdesigns has their own officially licensed dancing baby Groot, which might arrive just in time for Christmas.
Mashable also reported that the toy, which will cost about $14.99, “will be able to dance to an electronic version of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” from its built-in speaker.”
Several companies participated in the bidding for the toy franchise, but the two mentioned companies bagged the rights for manufacturing. Meanwhile, Funko will also be releasing a “dancing” Baby Groot Bobblehead.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” has become one of the biggest box-office surprises of the year, becoming the top-grossing film of the summer in North America, outplaying the likes of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” “Guardians of the Galaxy” opened up to a whopping $26.6 million for a total of $37.8 million, including the Thursday night earnings of $11.2 million. The film became a critical and financial success, having grossed over $687 million worldwide.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro. The film is directed by James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman. A sequel has been announced and is scheduled to be released on July 28, 2017.
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