I AM GROOT!
Today we wrap up our reviews of the full Guardians of the Galaxy team with Groot. Hasbro has done a heck of a job with this line and I am more than impressed! But what would Marvel Legends be without a Build-a-Figure, or BAF?! For the GOTG series, Groot was chosen to be it and he is amazing. He is easily my favorite of the lot! But when you have to spend the bucks, and for some people, the time to find these, it’s expected. No packaging on this guy so let’s get down to the details.
Groot is tall! He comes in at 9 inches and towers above the rest of his teammates. Built entirely from scratch, Hasbro did a bang up job replicating his tree-like look and features, but most likely won’t find much luck when it comes to reusing the parts. The texture and paint really deliver, he looks just like he does in the movie. Now if Hasbro can do a more comic-accurate version, we’ll be all set!
Articulation-wise, Groot is a little “tree” like, or stiff. Here’s what you get:
- ball-joined head
- ball-hinged shoulders, swivel biceps
- hinged elbows, ball-hinged wrists (side-side swivel)
- hinged torso
- ball-hinged hips, swivel thighs
- front-back hinged higher and lower knees, and ball-hinged ankles
And while the points of articulation are high on this figure they don’t offer a whole lot of motion. I’m not complaining, or taking any points off for this (as I normally would) because this figure really is amazing. Groot will find a special place on my display shelves when these reviews are over.
As you can see there is a little variation on color, there are some green highlights on his upper body and face. Speaking of his face, the sculptors (not to mention the CGI artists) do a great job at replicating the features of Vin Diesel. The face design is very detailed and I love what they did with his eyes and how they really do show emotion.
Marvel Legends Infinite Series Groot Build-a-Figure gets 5 outta 5 stars!!
The Groot BAF is worth tracking down the entire series, or if you want to save yourself the trouble just order a case of the figures. Some of these are hard to find, and with this series you have to get every single one to get all of the Groot pieces. But if you’re a fan of the comic, movie, whatever, trust me and get hunting!!
Check out my previous reviews of Star Lord and Gamora, Drax and Rocket Raccoon. Catch Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters on August 1st!