Animatronic Rocket Raccoon is the first soldier of the Robot Uprising

Guardians of the Galaxy hit Japan this weekend - and we love some of the crazy things Japan has been doing to promote the movie. This latest bit of promotion however, might go a touch too far into the 'oh god kill it with fire' camp.


James Gunn shared this short clip from GETNEWSJP on Facebook, and admitted that even he's a little freaked out by it. It's an understandable response - the robot is actually a surprisingly detailed recreation of Rocket in the flesh, and looks amazing just standing there at first. Then the reporter asks Robo-Rocket a question... and it starts talking back:

It's fantastic how far animatronic techology has comes, because this is the closest we'd get to a physical rocket interacting with people (god, can you imagine if this thing shows up at Disney World?) and it is rather brilliant, but still: There's something about it that's abjectly terrifying too.

I think that final laugh is going to haunt my nightmares for the foreseeable future.

[James Gunn on Facebook]

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Actually I kind of love this. The only thing they need to do is get some body motion in there - I think what adds a bit of creep-factor is he doesn't move below the collar bone. A little shoulder movement would go a long way.