Hot Toys Rocket Raccoon Deluxe & Baby Groot Up for Order!

Deluxe Rocket Raccoon Hot Toys GOTG2 Figure Revealed

And so–it begins!! It’s been a quiet fall and winter for Hot Toys Marvel fans after the veritable onslaught of Hot Toys Civil War pre-orders last summer, but the respite is at an end and it’s time to get our credit cards warmed up once again! The high-end sixth scale Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Masterpiece Series is ready to kick off this afternoon, with the new Hot Toys Deluxe Rocket Raccoon & Baby Groot figures now up for order!

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Toy Fair: Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Wave 2 2017!

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I’m not one to put any stock in leaked UPC lists, but when the Hasbro Marvel Legends Ex Nihilo figure was announced last night, that pretty much sealed the deal that the list of 2017 Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Wave 2 figures that had been circulating for weeks was the real deal and not just a rumor. And at the Hasbro Brand Toy Fair 2017 event today, we got official confirmation and also our first look at the rest of GOTG Marvel Legends Wave 2–including Nebula, Baby Groot and the Mantis Build-A-Figure!

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Marvel Select Guardians of the Galaxy Figures Up for Order! GAMORA!

Marvel Select Gamora and Rocket Raccoon Figures Packaged

When I went to bed around 3AM this morning, I was reasonably confident nothing of importance was going to happen during my usual 5 hours of sleep. As is so often the case, though: I was wrong! I woke up this morning to discover not one, not two, not three, not four, but five previously unannounced Disney Store/Marvel Shop exclusive comic-based Marvel Select Guardians of the Galaxy figures are now up for order! And yeah… this time? There’s even Gamora! Mind = Blown!

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Skottie Young Marvel Babies Animated Rocket & Groot Statue!

Gentle Giant Marvel Animated Groot and Rocket Raccoon Statue Close-Up

Today looks to be a quiet start to another week of Marvel Toy News, so let’s step back and take a look at an item that was revealed last week that’s pretty near and dear to my heart. With the Skottie Young Magneto that debuted at SDCC 2016 being the only Marvel Babies statue Gentle Giant hadn’t put up for sale yet, most people (including me) expected Mags to be the next pre-order in the line. But nope! The next character is actually two characters: the Marvel Animated Groot & Rocket Raccoon statue is now up for order!

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Funko POP Vinyls Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Exclusives!

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Earlier today I discussed the nine new figures that will make up the first wave of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Funko POP Vinyls at mass retail, but as usual, Funko’s got a cavalcade of exclusives coming for us as well! Whereas the first GOTG movie had only one store exclusive when it launched, Funko is quintupling that number for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, with five exclusives including a Target Exclusive super-sized Baby Groot POP!

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Funko Guardians of the Galaxy 2 POP Vinyls Revealed! Mantis!

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Now that we’re officially into 2017, I knew it was only going to be a matter of time until Funko flooded us with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 merch. Well, the dam has officially burst, and man has Funko ever got a lot of GOTG 2 goodness coming our way! So much, in fact, that I’ll be breaking their offerings into several smaller, more digestible posts. But we’ll begin with the main line most fans will be excited about–the Funko Guardians of the Galaxy 2 POP Vinyls are now up for order!

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Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Figures Revealed!

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If there’s one high-end collectibles company that knows how to suck my credit limit dry fast and hard (wow, that sounded dirtier than I anticipated), it’s Hot Toys. And not to be outdone by all those other companies that are premiering their Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie toys early, Hot Toys posted their very first teaser photo of upcoming 2017 Hot Toys Marvel figures this weekend: the core Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 sixth scale figures have now been revealed! Future dollars = Spent!

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Sideshow Exclusive Rocket & Groot Premium Format Statues!

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Before Sideshow Collectibles blew our minds with their sickeningly cool Carnage and Venom Premium Format Figure prototypes at NYCC 2016, this claimed hundreds of my future dollars when they revealed their Premium Format Groot & Rocket Raccoon statue at SDCC 2016. The only question was when Sideshow was getting my money–and how much. And as it happens, now I know both: the Sideshow Exclusive Groot & Rocket Raccoon Premium Format Figures are now up for order!

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Hasbro Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Figures Released!

Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon Toys Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot

Between New York Toy Fair and the various comic-cons, I feel like I usually get a pretty complete picture of all the Marvel toys Hasbro is releasing in a given year. But today I was struck totally by surprise by an entire series of action figures I hadn’t even heard existed: an animated Guardians of the Galaxy figures series has appeared for sale online! And believe it or not, the team is complete with every member–even Drax and Gamora…

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SDCC 2016: Sideshow Premium Format Groot & Deadpool!

Sideshow Deadpool Premium Format Figure SDCC 2016

It’s finally here: San Diego Comic-Con 2016 has arrived! Now, I know what the majority of readers want to hear about is new Marvel Legends, but there’s not much that’s new on display on that front–and there won’t be until the Hasbro Marvel Panel in a few days. But in the meantime, we’re going to kick off coverage tonight in a big way–by looking at some of the biggest Marvel statues on the floor! The Sideshow Collectibles Rocket Raccoon & Groot and Deadpool Premium Format Figure statues have now been revealed!

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SDCC 2016 Gentle Giant Marvel Exclusives! Rocket Racoon!

Gentle Giant SDCC 2016 Exclusive Rocket Raccoon Animated Statue

The wait is almost over, and the biggest comic book and collectibles event of 2016 is almost here: San Diego Comic-Con 2016 begins just two weeks from tomorrow! At this point, we’ve known most of the exclusive for the event for at least a week… but not all of them! Gentle Giant Ltd. had been holding their cards pretty close to their vest, but their trio of Marvel SDCC 2016 Exclusives now stands revealed: an Animated Rocket Raccoon statue, a Secret Wars Spider-Gwen Micro-Bobbles, and… some crazy-colored Deadpools including neon green Deadpool?!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Tsum Tsums Plush Up for Order!

Disney Tsum Tsum Rocket Raccoon Groot Plush Toys

UPDATE 12/15/2015: The Guardians of the Galaxy Tsum Tsums–including a gigantic Extra-Large Groot Tsum–are now available for order online!

My wife is super-tolerant, but she HATES Tsum Tsums for some reason. She is not going to be pleased when she sees big Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon and huge Groot in our home…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Collector Corps Unboxing Review!

Funko Guardians of the Galaxy Collector Corps Box Unboxing

Returning home from a little bit of late holiday shopping, I discovered what just may constitute a Christmas miracle: UPS had made a Sunday morning delivery of my December 2015 Funko Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Collector Corps Box!

I’d heard some early criticism about the contents of this box, so I was skeptical, but after unboxing the Guardians of the Galaxy box, this turns out to be my favorite Collectors Corps box so far…

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SDCC 2015 Exclusive Funko Flocked Ravagers Rocket Raccoon!

SDCC 2015 Exclusive Ravagers Rocket Raccoon Funko POP Vinyl

Time has really flown by, but as hard as it is to believe (and I checked my calendar just to be certain), we are now just a month and a half away from San Diego Comic Con 2015! That means that it’s long past time that the Marvel SDCC 2015 exclusives start making themselves known–and in the past few days, they’ve done just that! And what better place to begin than with an exclusive from the King of Exclusives: Funko! And congrats to non-attendees, because you can order this one from home: the Funko SDCC 2015 Exclusive Flocked Ravagers Rocket Raccoon POP Vinyl is now up for order!

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Marvel Retro Sofubi Medicom Rocket Raccoon & Hulk Vinyls!

Medicom Rocket Raccoon Retro Marvel Sofubi Figure

Over my years of attending cons, I’ve passed people wearing shirts with the slogan “Anime: Crack is Cheaper” dozens of times. Well, I think that motto could be modified a bit into a very appropriate “Collecting Vinyl Figures: Crack is Cheaper”. I have a serious vinyl figure addiction that extends to many lines–but not the Medicom Marvel Retro Sofubi line. At least, not until now–the Retro Rocket Raccoon & Hulk Sofubi figures are now up for order!

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