Marvel Shop Exclusive Marvel Select Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot Figure Review


Marvel Shop and Diamond Select Toys are offering the definitive version of Groot to ever be produced as an action figure. Groot and other characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy release into Marvel Select was inevitable, as the popularity of the characters have grown dramatically since the first film was released in 2014. While Hasbro has been cranking out Guardians of theGalaxy figures in their Marvel Legends line since 2014 in both 4″ and 6″ figure scale, Diamond SelectToys is playing catchup this year with exclusive releases of the figures available only on Marvel Shop and Disney Store.

Diamond Select Toys are offering six new Guardians of the Galaxy figures this year. The exclusive figures are comic based that will only be available at Marvel Shop and Disney Store,  which includes Star-Lord, Drax, Groot, and Gamora and Rocket Raccoon 2 pack. Due to the size and bulkiness of Groot, it made more financial sense that Rocket came with a less bulkier figure such as Gamora from a marketing standpoint. Of course, it make more sense for Rocket to be including with Groot, DST just couldn’t offer this due to the cost.

The comic shop figures based on the new upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 figures are Star-Lord and Drax, as these are based on the film.

Thank you to Disney and The Marvel Shop/Disney Store for providing their exclusive Marvel Select Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot figure for review. 

Availability: March 2017


Groot is based on his comic book appearance as featured in Marvel Comics Guardians of the Galaxy titles, and features a beautifully detailed sculpt and is a sentient tree covered in bark, plates, branches and twigs. The figure is sculpted as he is shown in the comics, and comes packed with a great figure sculpt that resembles that of a tree. His head sculpt features a different texture and style, making it look more like a stump rather than a stem. There are humanoid facial details on the figure including red eyes that light up when light hits it, eye brows and a mouth. The roots on top of his head are nicely detailed and are protected on all sides except for the top by the bark.



In each of the Guardians of the Galaxy figures that is exclusively available on Marvel Shop and Disney Storethere is a environment base that interlocks to form a larger base so each of the five figures can stand on it once its together. This section of the diorama comes with Groot, and has a stone flooring with rocks underneath and vines coming out from the ground. The base in painted with a silver object on the side with a brown wash over it that makes it look dirty and worn. The rocks however are painted in blue with a brown wash over it. This is one solid piece that comes with three connectors that attach to other three bases on the sides.

The figure comes fully articulated as what you would expect from Marvel Select. This includes a ball jointed neck, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinge wrists, ball jointed torso, swivel-hinged hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, and hinged rocker ankles.


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