With a little under a month before Guardians of the Galaxy melts our collective faces off (hopefully) in the theaters, the merchandising machine is in full swing. Case in point: Marvel has just announced that Comic-Con attendees have a chance to pick up a show-exclusive Rocket Raccoon mini-bust from Gentle Giant.
From Marvel’s reveal this morning:
“The Guardians of the Galaxy has a strange and diverse membership. So diverse, in fact, a talking anthropomorphic raccoon with a foul mouth and large gun seems normal by comparison. Rocket is a brilliant tactician and an expert marksman. He uses his skills to help defend the Galaxy from a wide variety of threats and horrors.
Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you the Rocket Raccoon Mini Bust! This exciting limited edition bust, digitally sculpted by their master artisans, is rendered using the highest quality polystone and hand painted. Each piece comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching certificate of authenticity. And for more from Gentle Giant, visit their website.”
What do you think of the sculpt? While we’ve really only had a handful of all-too-fleeting glimpses of Rocket in the trailers, I’d say that the design for the littlest and gun-totingest Guardian of the Galaxy looks pretty spot-on. You might have seen some of Gentle Giant’s other Marvel work including statues and busts based on Deadpool, Marvel Zombies, and even more Deadpool.
Gentle Giant is limiting the run to 800 units and pricing the just below 5 inches Rocket at $70. Still, you can preorder one now and it will ship sometime after Comic-Con is done.