Before Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters in 2014, few expected that film to become one of the studio’s signature franchises. Nobody is going to make the same mistake for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is now just months away. Hot Toys is getting an early start on the promotions this weekend by revealing the first look at its new figures for the Guardians.
On the official Hot Toys Facebook page, the company wrote “As we celebrate the new year and make resolutions, let’s join up with Star-Lord’s gang of unlikely superheroes and gear up for this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which promises an epic new adventure, an awesome new mixtape, and some exciting new collectibles from Hot Toys!” before adding “we can’t wait to show you the new offerings we have planned for the year, so remember to stay tuned!”
No one has to ask “where’s Gamora?” of Hot Toys, as she has taken her rightful place alongside her original teammates, all of whom appear to be represented in this lineup, including Baby Groot. Although it seems likely that Baby Groot will be packaged with Rocket Raccoon. The likeness and sculpting on Drax is particularly good, and it looks like Star-Lord is wearing a new shirt for the sequel. Hot Toys didn’t reveal when these figures will be released or what the pricing will be, but they seem likely to hit before the sequel premieres on May 5, 2017.
Of course, we’d also love to see Nebula and Yondu get their own Hot Toys figures for the sequel, in addition to newcomers Mantis and Ego the Living Planet. And since we also expect Baby Groot to transform at least once in the movie, perhaps we’ll also see a figure of that form as well.
What do you think about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 prototype figures? And which Guardians of the Galaxy characters do you want to see Hot Toys make next? Let us know in the comment section below!
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