If we had to pick our favorite character from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, it would have to be Rocket Racoon. So we loved watching this video from artist Steven Richter building a picture-perfect sculpture of the furry little badass. Every detail is there, from his sad brown eyes to his boop-able nose.
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We knew James Gunn couldn’t do the final Guardians movie without Zoe Saldaña. So Gamora is back, only she’s an alt-timeline version who couldn’t give a damn about Peter Quill. We’ll also learn about Rocket’s devastating origins, meet the powerful Adam Warlock, and the nefarious High Evolutionary. GoG3 hits theaters 5.3.23.
Engineers at Walt Disney Imagineering have been working on animatronic robots which can walk on their own for a while now. As part of their Project Kiwi initiative, they created a walking version of Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. He needs a safety tether at present but is still an impressive creation.
Hot Toys keeps raising the bar for head sculpts. Their 12″ action figure of Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 looks exactly like Michael Rooker. It’s a shame it doesn’t come with extra heads. It does have the team’s jet pack, both of Yondu’s fins, his trusty arrow and more.
Beast Kingdom’s trademark Egg Attack figures have an oversized head and cartoony proportions, making the series perfect for Peter Quill’s larger-than-life personality. The 6″ tall figure has 30 joints, and comes with both masked and unmasked faces. Drops 11/29/2017.
If you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yet, get yourself to a theatre now. It’s awesome. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy this 3-minute medley of a few of the classic ’70s tunes from the soundtrack, performed by The Warp Zone and Chad Neidt.
Man at Arms: Reforged made a replica of the Godslayer, the weapon of choice of Gamora, the assassin-turned-Guardian of the Galaxy. While the Godslayer’s fictional version has a detachable knife, Man at Arms chose to make it a layered but fixed piece for stability.
You may think you know the Guardians of the Galaxy, but if your only point of reference is the movies, you’ll be surprised to find out that Star-Lord, Rocket, Gamora, Drax, and Groot didn’t even appear in the earliest issues of the comics. The Know fills us in on their origins.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn recently revealed the full list of songs that are in the cassette tape that Star-Lord’s mom left him. Eric Buckleitner compiled them into a YouTube playlist, while Redditor ilikegamesandstuff made a Spotify playlist.
If the motley cast of misfits in the Guardians of the Galaxy universe weren’t strange enough, please to enjoy Aldo Jones‘ latest Weird Trailer, in which Gamora has an awesome shark gun, Quinn can’t control his muscles, and neither Rocket nor Drax can keep their pants on.
Marvel rings the bell for the hype train with a short interview with the cast and crew of Avengers: Infinity War. The two-part film is the culmination of nearly a decade of after credit-scenes. Seriously though we hope they can make Thanos interesting.
The 60-second extended ad spot for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us more Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Yondu, Rocket, and Baby Groot, along with a little facetime with Mantis, and more than an inkling that Fleetwood Mac will make the soundtrack this time.