Audiences fell in love with Groot in the original Guardians Of The Galaxy, but it’s his much tinier predecessor that’s really getting the attention. Although Vol. 2 hasn’t hit theaters yet, Baby Groot has already become one of the most recognizable characters around. The little guy is popping up on backpacks, lunch boxes, T-shirts – just about anything you can put an image on.
 
If you have become a Baby Groot fanatic, Hot Toys is about to make your day. The company, known for making brilliant collectibles from your favorite movies, has just announced a life-size Baby Groot figure.
 
The figure will stand at 26cm tall – the exact size of Baby Groot in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. The collectible comes complete with three interchangeable faces, a couple of different outfits, and the set of extended hands he is seen wielding in the trailers.
 
Unfortunately, the new figure won’t be available for purchase until the early months of 2018. It’s a long wait, but Baby Groot is totally worth it.
 
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
 
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
 
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.
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