Ordinarily I don’t like to throw around arbitrary awards like “Best in the Show” for the various conventions and events where collectibles companies show off their latest products, but there was one company at New York Toy Fair 2017 that really “wow”-ed me like never before, and that was Diamond Select Toys. Not only did Diamond Select bring surprise additions to their long-running Marvel Select series, but they also debuted over a dozen new Marvel statues at the show and really cemented themselves as a force in the Marvel statue world. And among those new reveals were their first-ever MCU PVC statues: the Marvel Gallery Guardians of the Galaxy statues!
As with the Marvel Select movie figures, DST’s licenses for the MCU movies will only be for one year, so these figures will have a far more limited production run than the comic-based Marvel Gallery pieces.
Simply put, these statues look spectacular. I love that Drax Bautista portrait, and the little Baby Groot on the base looks downright perfect. I think this is destined to be one of the best-selling Drax items for the movie from any company.
The Rocket Raccoon portion of this statue is flat-out fantastic, and I think it’s incredibly generous for Rocket to come with another full-size character and not just as a small statue with an even smaller Baby Groot.
I really, truly wish the direction for Gamora in the MCU had a lot more ferocity, but DST is absolutely capturing the attitude of the character from the first movie. Alas.
The Marvel Gallery Guardians of the Galaxy statues are expected to go up for order later this winter and arrive in summer/fall 2017. At about $120 total for the entire team in 10″ statue format, these are an absolute steal and a day one pre-order for me (especially since these are movie figures that will only have one production run possible). If you like these statues, make sure to lock them in: these won’t be available long-term like the comic book-based Marvel Gallery ones are.
What are your thoughts on the DST Marvel Gallery statue line expanding to the MCU, collectors? Are you all-in for these GOTG 2 statues (as I absolutely am), or are you not interested in statues from this movie (or perhaps movie statues in general)?