In the Marvel Comics movie, Groot sacrifices himself (Herself? Itself? How do you determine the sex of a tree?) to save the lives of his teammates. But you won't sacrifice a good time when the 10 inch tall Groot begins dancing and playing music for you.
Let's take a closer look and see just what you can expect from this friendly and heroic dancing tree.
- Plays the Jackson 5 song "I Want You Back"
- Capable of moving to any outside music or noise
- Reproduced true to the movie character's appearance
- Potted coffee cup-style base is approximately 4 inches wide
When a movie makes more than $800 million at the box office, there is no questioning its global popularity. The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release Guardians of the Galaxy was produced by Marvel Studios and hit theaters around the world in 2014.
Most of the characters in the "good guys versus bad guys" superhero lineup are taken from the original 1969 team. This exact team first appeared in the comic book Guardians of the Galaxy, volume 2, #1 in May of 2008.
One of the central characters was a part tree, part humanoid creature named Groot (voiced by actor Vin Diesel). When the film's hero Peter Quill (played by actor Chris Pratt) attempts to sell a powerful orb on the Nova Empire capital world Xandar, a fight ensues after an ambush by the evil assassin Gamora.
This leads to the entry into the movie of the half tree, half human Groot, a space traveling bounty hunter. Groot becomes a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, eventually sacrificing himself for the good of the team.
That is the back story behind this moderately priced dancing toy tree. Sure to be a hit with any fans of the movie, and there are certainly many of those, Dancing Groot is armed with built-in audio sensors.
When he hears music playing nearby, he begins dancing. He has also been programmed with the song "I Want You Back" from the Jackson 5. Press the activation button and Groot plays the song while dancing along.
Who doesn't want to celebrate heroism and self-sacrifice for friends, while also breaking out in a little dance? That is exactly what Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot allows you to do, while also enjoying a central character in one of the highest grossing films of the Marvel/Disney partnership.