Though Groot doesn’t have all that much to say in Avengers: Infinity War, the talking tree’s last spoken dialogue in the film is apparently quite the tearjerker.
What’s more impressive than Nicholas Brown’s sculptures—which seem to breathe life into giant lumps of clay—is the fact that Brown has only actually been sculpting since 2017. I’ve been using my hands for 40 years now, and I only just recently consider myself proficient in using a spoon.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of shiny toys and merch we desperately wish we had the money to waste on. This week is getting a bit life-sized, with a giant Star Wars trooper, a slightly less giant (but still life-sized) baby Groot, and a cool look at Thor’s new Infinity War weapon. Check it out!
Groot is dead. Long live Baby Groot!
I mean, sure, that forest conversation between Vision and Ultron’s last drone was pretty good. But, like most things, it could’ve been improved if it featured more giant sentient trees flinging things into the air so they could be blown the heck up.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the most interesting toys we’ve seen this week. It’s a Guardians of the Galaxy blowout as we’ve got life-sized Groots, creepy plush Groots, and a fancy cassette player. But wait—there’s more, including a very swanky David Bowie figure and a very large Iron Man. Check it out!
‘Tis the season to consume chocolate effigies of bunnies, chicks, and gigantic eggs. But given the choice, we’d much rather rifle through all that fake plastic grass in our Easter baskets to discover this incredibly detailed solid chocolate Baby Groot. Although, we’d be too impressed to devour it.
Already one of the more popular characters from the original Guardians of the Galaxy movie, the sequel introduces a baby version of Groot so cute he might as well have been engineered in a lab as the perfect toy-selling tool. So why not build your own, like Caleb Kraft did, who now has a tiny animated baby Groot…
Years have passed since Disney bought Marvel, and while the resulting movies have already been a huge success, on May 27, Marvel’s invasion of the Disney theme parks officially begins.
Good news: unlike the first movie, Marvel and Hasbro are not missing on having a dancing baby Groot toy out and on shelves to coincide with the launch of the next Guardians of the Galaxy. Bad news: said toy looks like it literally just caught up with all current events news from, say, the past three months.
Everyone loves Rocket Raccoon and Groot. They’re the best. And this new statue nails exactly why.
You may wonder what the man who’s able to breathe every possible shade of meaning to “I am Groot” thinks about having to voice the character as a tiny sapling. And the answer is that Vin Diesel thinks there’s a lot of differences between baby Groot on Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and full-grown Groot in the original, and…
The original film was great, but there’s really only one reason any of us will be going to see the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel: Baby Groot. The film unfortunately doesn’t hit theaters until May of next year, but in the meantime Thinkgeek’s got something to tide you over with this dancing baby Groot car charger.
And perhaps more importantly, Groot is adorable. I mean seriously, you might be distracted by the giant tentacle monster space battle going on at first, but look at that little face in the bottom left. Oh my god.
If there’s a famous comic book property out there, artist Francesco Francavilla has probably been a part of it. His realistic, yet pulpy and vibrant style fits perfectly with so many characters and publisher. Well his fantastic work is finally getting the gallery show it deserves.
If there was any doubt in your heart that the people at NASA were a bunch of nerds, here’s the evidence that proves otherwise.
There are some interesting details in the very first piece of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art. For one thing, Groot hasn’t grown big yet. For another, there’s a brand new character standing there behind our team.
Look, I know in the comics that Vision has purged his emotions multiple times, but that’s no excuse to turn an innocent Mr. Potato Head into the creepiest thing imaginable.
PPW Toys is taking the ‘better late than never’ approach with a couple of new Guardians of the Galaxy Mr. Potato Head toys. Both Star-Lord and Groot have finally gotten the spud treatment, and these adorable six-inch figures will sell for around $20 each when available in October. [PPW Toys via Toy People]