While many of Marvel's licensing partners have seized upon the inherent cuteness of Guardians of the Galaxy's breakout star, Gentle Giant Ltd. has gone in a decidedly different direction with its new Groot statue, which hews closer to the character's comic-book roots that to his big-screen incarnation.
The result, Potted Groot, is a bit unsettling, with his sinewy body, elongated arms and almost dragon-like face. However, Gentle Giant knows how to soften those harsh angles: with Christmas regalia!
Based on his depiction in the Guardians comic (after he was replanted by Rocket), this Groot statue comes with "interchangeable snow, a scarf, and Holiday lights to decorate one of the greatest trees of all time!" Set for release today, Potted Groot arrives a little too late for this Christmas, but pack those accessories away, and he's good year-round. Think of him as evergreen Groot.
The limited-edition statue (just 500 will be released) is available for $120.
(via Action Figure Insider)