Dancing Groot Toy Created for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

faceinthemistylight:

I love that Marvel seems to be listening to their audience in terms of merchandise. I don’t think anyone was expecting that last scene of the Guardians to resonate with audiences as it did.
It’s a testament to the filmmakers, James Gunn in particular, how people seem to have truly fallen in love with the misfits that are the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Originally posted on Variety:

Fans of Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” are getting their wish fulfilled: a dancing Groot toy.

The charming character, who is seen wiggling to Michael Jackson in the film will be turned into a collectible figure by Funko through its Pop! vinyl toy line.

Marvel and Funko announced the bobble-head figure on Friday via their social media accounts, with Marvel saying “It’s real! The first official Dancing Groot toy, from the amazing folks at Funko.”

SEE ALSO: How Marvel Guards Its Properties But Isn’t Afraid to Take Chances With Its ‘Galaxy’

“Guardians” director James Gunn actually is the one performing the dance moves, which were then re-rendered as Groot in the final film. Vin Diesel voices the character.

The dancing character wound up stealing the final scene in the film, which Gunn had initially planned to place after the end credits. He wound up moving up the sequence when…

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