If you haven’t jumped on the Guardians of the Galaxy bandwagon yet, there’s still time. The movie doesn’t come out until August, but Marvel and its licensing partners are already gearing up to take advantage of what could be a surprisingly robust property. After all, who’s not going to like a heavily-armed, ill-tempered raccoon and a super-strong living tree?
Diamond Select Toys is ready for GotG mania, producing a new series of Minimates specifically designed around the versions of the characters you’ll see in theaters. Along with what’s sure to be the most popular pack, Drax with Groot and a Rocket Raccoon micro-figure, the series (which is Wave 57 for Marvel Minimates!) includes the following two-packs:
- Star-Lord with Ronan
- Gamora with Nova Corps Centurion
- Nebula with Sakaar Soldier
The Gamora and Nebula packs will only be sold in comic shops and specialty stores, though you may be able to find the others at general retailers. The wave is expected to ship in September.
If you can’t wait that long to lock up a tiny Groot and even tinier Rocket Raccoon for your shelf or desk of choice, online retailers are taking pre-orders for the Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates now. Big Bad Toy Store is offering the complete set of nine figures for $29.99, which is 25 percent off its list price of $39.99.
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