Dancing Groot Toy Created for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Dancing Groot Toy Created for 'Guardians

Fans of Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” are getting their wish fulfilled: a dancing Groot toy.

The charming character, who is seen wiggling to The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” in the film will be turned into a collectible figure by Funko through its Pop! vinyl toy line.

Marvel and Funko announced the bobble-head figure on Friday via their social media accounts, with Marvel saying “It’s real! The first official Dancing Groot toy, from the amazing folks at Funko.”

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“Guardians” director James Gunn actually is the one performing the dance moves, which were then re-rendered as Groot in the final film. Vin Diesel voices the character.

The dancing character wound up stealing the final scene in the film, which Gunn had initially planned to place after the end credits. He wound up moving up the sequence when it proved just too cute to have audiences miss, he has said in interviews.

Since “Guardians'” release, the character’s dance moves have been turned into GIFs (aided by Disney releasing the footage), while other clever fans have created their own potted versions at home.

With Marvel saying that the Funko Pop! figure will be “the first” dancing Groot toy, Disney is likely in the midst of planning battery operated versions that would have Groot dance in new ways sometime before Christmas.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” has earned $431 million at the worldwide box office since Aug. 1. A sequel already is dated for July 27, 2017.

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  1. kevb62 says:

    It’s a bobblehead…. it’s not a “dancing Groot”.

  2. popvinyl says:

    Wow this just got released check it out http://popvinyl.net/babygroot

  3. Alice Saucedo says:

    I was excited when my grandson found the baby groot cant wait to get it for my nieces and nephews for Christmas

  4. That was cute, it will be a cute toy

  5. Alex says:

    lol don’t you mean to the Jackson 5 instead of Michael Jackson

  6. faceinthemistylight says:

    Reblogged this on The Face in the Misty Light and commented:
    I love that Marvel seems to be listening to their audience in terms of merchandise. I don’t think anyone was expecting that last scene of the Guardians to resonate with audiences as it did.
    It’s a testament to the filmmakers, James Gunn in particular, how people seem to have truly fallen in love with the misfits that are the Guardians of the Galaxy.

  7. Mervat Salman says:

    I love Groot

  8. Nahid Marí says:

    Hi. I want to know if you’re going to make a Teddy from Rocket… I love that character and I would like to have it gere at home. Thanks!

  9. RichardMilk says:

    Sooo , its just a bobblehead of the “dancing Groot” character ? Not one of those toys that actually moves/”dances” , right ?

  10. Bill Murray says:

    This is literally the dumbest piece of movie memorabilia ever created.

  11. Silvia says:

    Im from Argentina, Where Can I buy it????

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