When the first Guardians of the Galaxy film was released in 2014, a decision was made somewhere along the line that Diamond would not release any movie based figures in their popular 7" scale. This was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to not have a movie based figure from Diamond since they took up the mantle for Iron-Man 2.
When Guardians Vol. 2 was announced, Diamond have been bullish about bringing us 7" scale Guardian figures and also talked about doing the full team - something that felt a big ask consider the limitations of Diamond's licence. We've since found out that for GOTG2 we will be getting MCU figures of Starlord and Drax. And within those releases they will pack a Rocket with Starlord and a baby Groot with Drax.
Who would have therefore predicted this HUGE announcement that ON TOP of these MCU figure, Diamond and the Disney Store have teamed up to bring us a full set of Guardians of the Galaxy comic book figures.
This set of four is made up of Starlord, Drax, Groot and Gamora, with the latter being packed with Rocket. They will be packed with a diorama base that will connect to make up a larger display. Each figure will come in with the standard 16 points of articulation
What is always great about these Diamond / Disney Store releases is that they are in stores in a matter of weeks from the day they are announced, and these should hit Disney Stores in early March. And US collectors can pre-order now via Marvel Shop with a 27th of February release date. US RRP is $24.95 while the UK price should stick at £19.99
Read on for more on each character and the full gallery line up... And don't forget to let us know what you think over on our Facebook feed, or via the Disquss link at the bottom of this page.
"Hot footed" The music-loving leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy comes hot foot from saving the universe to the roster of Marvel Select figures. Star-Lord's large collection of accessories include a pair of jet-flame boots. Includes interchangeable masked and unmasked heads, two Element Guns that can attach to his hips, an interchangeable hand that can hold a stolen crystal, and a pair of boot-jet flame effects, which can plug into the soles of his shoes
"Strong favorite" The musclebound member of Guardians of the Galaxy is all set for battle. This poseable Drax Action Figure by Marvel Select includes two weapons, additional hands, and detailed environment base. Includes trench knife with spiked knuckle guard, and large energy axe. Three sets of interchangeable hands are also included
"Branching out" The towering twisted member of Guardians of the Galaxy plants his feet as this poseable Groot Action Figure by Marvel Select. Includes interlocking detailed environment base
"Four armed" Two of the Guardians of the Galaxy team up in this Marvel Select action figure set. Gamora is paired with Rocket Raccoon, and both come with an impressive arsenal of weapons with which to save the universe. Gamora comes with three sets of interchangeable hands, sword, knife, laser rifle, and two laser pistols. Rocket comes with two blasters