If you've seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 already, you can attest to the constant choruses of laughs whenever Baby Groot is on screen. You just can't take your eyes off the precocious little twig! The sculptors at Legacy Effects are well aware of Baby Groot's universal appeal and extreme adorability factor, so they're creating a full-scale maquette figure of the sassy sapling, offered exclusively through Sideshow Collectibles.
No word on the cost or availability yet, but we'll keep you informed when the numbers and dates become available. Here's the official press release:
Sideshow is proud to be working on an exciting new project with our friends and colleagues at Legacy Effects on an all-new Groot Maquette inspired by everyone’s favorite Flora Colossus!
What makes this maquette different? First, it is being hand-crafted by the very same ‘hands’ who are bringing this lovable character to the big screen. Legacy Effects have contributed practical effects for many notable movies, including Avatar, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. They have also provided character design for The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and now, Guardians of the Galaxy!
This lovable little guy will also be a hand-numbered limited edition, perfect for high-end statue collectors. Even Taneleer Tivan would be jealous of owning such a collectible.
The final design, expression, and pose for Sideshow’s Groot Maquette is still a closely guarded secret, but we are able to share some pre-production photos for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 movie by our friends at Legacy!
Have a sneak peek at the Baby Groot Maquette in the gallery below, then tell us your greatest Groot moment from Guardians 2.
(Via Sideshow Collectibles)