Mondo Rocket and Groot treehugger vinyl figure

Mondo has given us the exclusive premiere of their newest vinyl figure release. Based on Mike Mitchell’s Rocket & Groot: Treehugger poster from the “Just Like Us” series, the vinyl figure features two favorites from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. You can get a better look at the figure and learn about the Mondo exclusive version (which will be available for pre-order today) below.

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Sphero Lightning McQueen Toy

If you haven’t heard the name Sphero before, they’re the company that came out with the frequently in-demand, app-controlled, interactive toy version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens droid BB-8. The high-priced item was a popular Christmas gift that flew off the shelves, and it even received a cool update not too long ago that allows users to control the droid like they’re using the Force.

Now Sphero has created a toy tied to one of Disney’s other lucrative sequels, Pixar Animation’s Cars 3. The electronic toy company has created one of the most lifelike toys of race car Lightning McQueen that have ever been made, complete with animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, emotive suspension and the voice of Owen Wilson, just like the character in the Cars franchise.

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Hot Toys - GOTG2 - Groot Life Size Collectible Figure_PR20

When I was on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we were talking to the propmaster Russell Bobbitt who was letting us wear Starlord’s headphones when I asked “are there any cool new props we can see from this movie?” He knew exactly what I would want to see. He turned on his radio and made that call “Bring out Baby Groot”. A security guy comes over with a big security case which he unlocked with a key and carefully opened up. Inside was a life-size scale model of Baby Groot. “You want to hold him?” Bobbitt asked. I did.

I know some of you have already seen how cute Baby Groot is in the trailers for the film, but imagining seeing him for the first time in your arms. He looked so real, or as real as he possibly could. Some green moss was even growing out of the top of his head. I commented then, “if someone sells a life-size replica of this, I’ll probably have to buy it.” Well, that day has come. Hot Toys has announced they will be making a life-size Baby Groot replica. Hit the jump to see photos and to learn more about the release.

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Star Wars toy animation line forces of destiny

Star Wars will address head-on the #WheresRey controversy, in which action figures of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens main character played by Daisy Ridley were nowhere to be found compared to toys of the male characters.

Not only will girls get action figures of Rey, Leia Organa, Padme Amidala and all their other favorite female heroes in Star Wars, they’ll be getting female-driven short-form animation, children’s books, and apparel as part of a new multi-part campaign called Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.

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Rogue One as Told by LEGO

Today you can get your hands on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Blu-ray and DVD, but if you don’t have time to watch it immediately, you can enjoy an abridged version of the story as told by LEGO.

Using some impressive stop-motion animation, Disney and LEGO teamed up to make this family friendly, shortened version of the Rogue One story as it all takes place in the bedroom of some spoiled kid who not only has the massive Death Star LEGO set, but also the Rebels U-Wing, Director Krennic’s Imperial shuttle, an Imperial battle tank and an AT-ST walker.

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Spider-Man Homecoming

Looks like even our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man isn’t above lying down on the job once in a while. Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have just unveiled two new posters for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and one of them sees Tom Holland’s web-slinger taking a break and listening to music as Avengers Tower looms in the background. We also have a look at some photos of a Spidey toy that gives us our best look yet at the primitive, homemade version of his costume he was rocking before Tony Stark hooked him up with a better suit.  Read More »

Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Rocket Rand Groot Figure

Cool Stuff is your geekarific holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition we take a look at Mondo’s Aliens tiki glass, a special t-shirt release celebrating the 30 year anniversary of A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors, A Batman Bat Signal scaled replica from The Dark Knight that also functions as a night light, Hot Toys’ deluxe Rocket Raccoon figure (alongside a huge gun and baby Groot) from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a black x-ray edition figure of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

 

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STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CENTERPIECE - Darth Vader

Cool Stuff is your geekarific holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition, we take a look a look at Cuyler Smith‘s “Trading Cards 2” cards, Hasbro’s Star Wars Darth Vader black series centerpiece diorama, Batman vs Harley Quinn Battle Statue from DC Collectibles, Funko Pop takes on HBO’s Westworld, a beautiful three giclee The Princess Bride set from Disney Animation artist Lorelay BoveTrollhunters action figures, and Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord Helmet and Thor‘s Mjolnir replica toy collectibles.

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Kurt Russel in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Even though we’ve seen plenty of images and footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we’ve still yet to see an official photo or shot of Kurt Russell as Star-Lord’s father, aka Ego the Living Planet. The only people who have gotten a look at Kurt Russell in the movie were the thousands who were in Hall H for the Marvel Studios presentation at San Diego Comic-Con last summer. Otherwise, all we’ve had are a couple of Funko figures to give us an idea of what he looks like.

Today, we get a slightly better look at Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, although this new peek at the character also comes in the form of a toy. The difference this time is that it’s one of the more detailed Marvel Legends action figures, so it’s our best look at the character yet. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

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Star Wars 40th Anniversary Black Series Figures

In case you didn’t realize it, this year will mark the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. Surely the excitement will be much higher towards the end of the year when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters, but there’s a lot of time between then and now. Fans need something to hold them over, and some of the 40th anniversary memorabilia hitting shelves should to the trick.

One of the best Star Wars toy lines in recent memory is the roster of 6-inch Black Series action figures. They’re well articulated, impressively sculpted, and they just might be the best moderately prices action figures the franchise has ever seen. In honor of Star Wars 40th anniversary, Hasbro is paying homage to the original release of Kenner action figures with a new line of Black Series figures of characters from A New Hope. One special edition figure will even come with something that older, seasoned Star Wars fans will be very familiar with.

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