Groot is dead. Long live Baby Groot!
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…
Who cares if James Gunn said Baby Groot wasn’t about selling toys, he’s still going to sell a crap ton of toys. Hell, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 isn’t even out yet and there’s already a “life-size” Baby Groot available for pre-order.
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.
Spoilers: It’s actually a literal baby Groot, but he’s so cute you won’t even care.
It's a rarity after the months-long explosion of Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise since the movie came out in August, but look - a Groot statue based on on the comics instead of the movie, and he looks glorious!