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Marvel unveils the official dancing Groot toy from Guardians of the Galaxy

08.22.2014

Due to popular demand, last week Marvel released the official clip of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY's featuring dancing Groot. You can watch that clip below (you’re welcome) and check out the first look at the inevitable toy based on the memorable scene. Marvel teamed up with Funko to produce the toy, and while it doesn’t dance, I’m sure you could make it bobble and play any song you like in the background. Your Christmas list starts today!

There will no doubt be a huge demand for these, GOTG director James Gunn even put it up on his Instagram today. There are no more details than what you see in the image, but pre-orders will start real soon with an official price and release information next week.

Watch the "Dancing Groot" scene from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY below and tell us if you're picking this Groot up.

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Extra Tidbit: I'll be playing AC/DC's Thunderstruck with mine, without shame of course.

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4:38AM on 08/25/2014
I like it....however i would rather have a dancing figure from the great hero Kevin Bacon from the legend footloose who teaches an entire city full of people with sticks up their butts dancing, well, that would be the greatest thing ever!!!!
I like it....however i would rather have a dancing figure from the great hero Kevin Bacon from the legend footloose who teaches an entire city full of people with sticks up their butts dancing, well, that would be the greatest thing ever!!!!
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2:17AM on 08/24/2014

It's a Funko POP

People collect them. I myself have a few, including some from Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. They're not toys to play with, rather little collectibles sold online and places that sell pop culture collectibles like Hot Topic and Barnes and Noble. SDCC has exclusives. They always have giant heads. I'm sure there will be a real "dancing" Groot in time for Christmas but it won't be a POP.
People collect them. I myself have a few, including some from Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. They're not toys to play with, rather little collectibles sold online and places that sell pop culture collectibles like Hot Topic and Barnes and Noble. SDCC has exclusives. They always have giant heads. I'm sure there will be a real "dancing" Groot in time for Christmas but it won't be a POP.
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2:30AM on 08/24/2014
Not sure how to post pics here so I'll link to my MFC profile this is Emilia Clarke holding her POP:

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Not sure how to post pics here so I'll link to my MFC profile this is Emilia Clarke holding her POP:

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5:42AM on 08/24/2014
All the hate for a toy they don't understand... Yay internets.

I just got my loot crate exclusive Groot Funko on Friday and its awesome.

Not my pic, but here it is

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All the hate for a toy they don't understand... Yay internets.

I just got my loot crate exclusive Groot Funko on Friday and its awesome.

Not my pic, but here it is

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12:36PM on 08/24/2014
Yeah I don't understand they act like this is some cheap rush job when in fact this is just a style and type of toy they make. I have about a hundred and am part of the communities online and this is the most anticipated of the year between everybody
Yeah I don't understand they act like this is some cheap rush job when in fact this is just a style and type of toy they make. I have about a hundred and am part of the communities online and this is the most anticipated of the year between everybody
3:58PM on 08/24/2014
I'm with you guys, these are huge everywhere right now. Naturally they'd make some for GotG and especially Groot!

jsin.atomic - that's awesome! Where did you get him? Did you go to the Chicago con or was he sold in a local store? B&N and Hot Topic sold some of the exclusives from SDCC I know.

Jeremy4815- Wow that's incredible. So cool. You must have a fantastic collection. I believe it when you say that Groot's the most anticipated. They were very wise to have him available this soon
I'm with you guys, these are huge everywhere right now. Naturally they'd make some for GotG and especially Groot!

jsin.atomic - that's awesome! Where did you get him? Did you go to the Chicago con or was he sold in a local store? B&N and Hot Topic sold some of the exclusives from SDCC I know.

Jeremy4815- Wow that's incredible. So cool. You must have a fantastic collection. I believe it when you say that Groot's the most anticipated. They were very wise to have him available this soon after the movie came out. Now I want that exclusive myself.
9:19PM on 08/24/2014
There have been a long list of great Funko POP figures for all kinds of licenses and properties but when there was buzz of a Dancing Groot toy, I suppose most of us were expecting something that would dance along to music, the type of toy that would top all the kids' wish lists for Christmas and not something of this specific stylisation. I hope we still get a Dancing Baby Groot that's kind of like a Tickle Me Elmo or a Furby.
There have been a long list of great Funko POP figures for all kinds of licenses and properties but when there was buzz of a Dancing Groot toy, I suppose most of us were expecting something that would dance along to music, the type of toy that would top all the kids' wish lists for Christmas and not something of this specific stylisation. I hope we still get a Dancing Baby Groot that's kind of like a Tickle Me Elmo or a Furby.
11:33PM on 08/24/2014
I'll bet there will be Jedd, closer to the holidays most likely. They couldn't pass up on that as he'd be a big seller I'd think.
I'll bet there will be Jedd, closer to the holidays most likely. They couldn't pass up on that as he'd be a big seller I'd think.
8:36AM on 08/25/2014
Glinda - I have a subscription to Loot Crate, a monthly surprise box subscription that has some great goodies. If you haven't checked them out here's the link. [link]
Glinda - I have a subscription to Loot Crate, a monthly surprise box subscription that has some great goodies. If you haven't checked them out here's the link. [link]
1:51AM on 08/24/2014
Whys his head all stupid big? Oh and wouldn't it be funny if they marketed this as never dancing when someone looks and just built it with no moving parts?
Whys his head all stupid big? Oh and wouldn't it be funny if they marketed this as never dancing when someone looks and just built it with no moving parts?
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8:10PM on 08/23/2014

No...

The only dancing movie toy that should ever exist, involves a certain shuffling gopher; though if this looked and moved anything like the one in the movie I'd think about it . Oddly enough, I've never been tempted own a singing fish either.
The only dancing movie toy that should ever exist, involves a certain shuffling gopher; though if this looked and moved anything like the one in the movie I'd think about it . Oddly enough, I've never been tempted own a singing fish either.
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1:28PM on 08/23/2014
I have a toy that has a tiny motor in it that bobbles a head back and forth, that's activated by sunlight on a solar panel.
This. This is what that should have been. Fail.
I have a toy that has a tiny motor in it that bobbles a head back and forth, that's activated by sunlight on a solar panel.
This. This is what that should have been. Fail.
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10:43AM on 08/23/2014

what's the fucking point...

For having a toy based on scene based on a toy that actually dances, if it's for having said toy NOT looking like the actual scene, AND NOT DANCING ?
Like (basically) everyone else said, if you give me the actual stuff, I MIGHT but one. NOT THIS POS.
You're probably right, they were NOT prepared for this reaction and are probably rushing things to have something... ANYTHING REALLY, vaguely looking like the thing, in stores for XMas.
Or, maybe, they will have a special collector's boxset
For having a toy based on scene based on a toy that actually dances, if it's for having said toy NOT looking like the actual scene, AND NOT DANCING ?
Like (basically) everyone else said, if you give me the actual stuff, I MIGHT but one. NOT THIS POS.
You're probably right, they were NOT prepared for this reaction and are probably rushing things to have something... ANYTHING REALLY, vaguely looking like the thing, in stores for XMas.
Or, maybe, they will have a special collector's boxset edition of the film with a dancing Groot in it...
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8:56AM on 08/23/2014
What's weird is that the dancing Groot scene is a joke based on the dancing flower toys that are standard novelty/souvenir shop items. Should be real simple to mold a Groot head and body to fit one.
I'm guessing we'll see LOTS of them eventually.
What's weird is that the dancing Groot scene is a joke based on the dancing flower toys that are standard novelty/souvenir shop items. Should be real simple to mold a Groot head and body to fit one.
I'm guessing we'll see LOTS of them eventually.
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8:48AM on 08/23/2014
Marvel / Disney really weren't prepared for the success of certain aspects of this film, and now the companies that have the licensing rights are having to hurriedly play catch up with demand for adorable groot toys. It'll six months at least for anything decent to come through - for now it's just stuff that was already in progress.
Marvel / Disney really weren't prepared for the success of certain aspects of this film, and now the companies that have the licensing rights are having to hurriedly play catch up with demand for adorable groot toys. It'll six months at least for anything decent to come through - for now it's just stuff that was already in progress.
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8:44AM on 08/23/2014
I'm sorry, but it looks stupid. If it looked like the actual baby Groot, not some silly cartoonish giant head thing, then I would have considered getting one.

They should have done one like the dancing flowers back in the 80's and 90's that had the sun glasses and the guitar and would wiggle around when music or a sound was detected.
I'm sorry, but it looks stupid. If it looked like the actual baby Groot, not some silly cartoonish giant head thing, then I would have considered getting one.

They should have done one like the dancing flowers back in the 80's and 90's that had the sun glasses and the guitar and would wiggle around when music or a sound was detected.
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7:10AM on 08/23/2014
I was expecting something like a Furby or Tickle Me Elmo that would actually dance along to music. There's the capability for that kind of toy in the market, has been for a while.
I was expecting something like a Furby or Tickle Me Elmo that would actually dance along to music. There's the capability for that kind of toy in the market, has been for a while.
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7:01AM on 08/23/2014

meh

I would have loved one that actually looked like the one in the movie, not some cartoonish bobblehead version with little resemblance.
I would have loved one that actually looked like the one in the movie, not some cartoonish bobblehead version with little resemblance.
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12:34AM on 08/23/2014
I could easily put a small motor in the pot and have him dancing in no time. I'm for sure getting one (if available).
I could easily put a small motor in the pot and have him dancing in no time. I'm for sure getting one (if available).
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8:51PM on 08/22/2014
I think this is a must own for anyone comic book fan to have. Will definitely be buying this.
I think this is a must own for anyone comic book fan to have. Will definitely be buying this.
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