While director James Gunn has insisted that Baby Groot‘s prominent appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 wasn’t about marketing, even he’s conceded that there are bound to be several Baby Groot toys coming out of the film. But fans who want something more than just a toy also have something to look forward to. NECA has revealed that it’s releasing a life-sized replica of Baby Groot a few weeks before the sequel hits theaters.
On NECA’s official site, the company has posted the first few images of its Baby Groot replica; which is said to be 10″ tall and “created using the actual digital files used in making the movie for screen accuracy.”
The figure itself is made up of hand painted foam rubber. NECA also included a picture of its Baby Groot next to their previous Rocket replica just to illustrate the size and scale.
You can find more pictures of Baby Groot in our gallery below. One important detail left out so far is the price for this replica. But the site notes that it’s expected to be released in April 2017. As much hype as Baby Groot has received so far, we still think that Groot’s going to grow up quickly in this sequel. That means that there could also be figures and statues of Groot’s alternate forms. But even if that theory is wrong, we still think that Baby Groot is the bomb! Or he just doesn’t know how to handle bombs, if the recent trailer is any indication.
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