Yes, there is such a thing called the “Post Guardians of the Galaxy Syndrome” but you shouldn’t be worry about it if you haven’t watched “Guardian of the Galaxy”.
Considering the fact that we’ve already watched and reviewed it, it’s pretty obvious that we’re the victims of the “Post Guardians of the Galaxy Syndrome” and it might actually get worse soon. In fact, there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think about all the cameo appearances and Easter Eggs in the film. Oh, did we mention that Chris Pratt aka Star-Lord is one amazing actor in it too?
For what it’s worth, this film is arguably one of the best films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thus, we’ve gathered some of the things that you might want to get for yourself after watching it. For those who have NOT seen “Guardians of the Galaxy”, you can either click away from this post or spoil it for yourself.
1. LEGO-fied “Guardians of the Galaxy”
This is very much expected from LEGO as they’ve been releasing tonnes of toys based on comic characters such as Batman and the Avengers! In fact, the LEGO version of “Guardians of the Galaxy” is part of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes collection and it was released earlier in June.
For now, 3 sets of LEGO’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been introduced, titled The Milano Spaceship Rescue (76021), Starblaster Showdown (76019), and Knowhere Escape Mission (76020). On top of that, LEGO and Marvel have previously collaborated to build the life-size statues of Rocket Raccoon and Groot to display at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and the film’s London premiere! The process took about 300 hours and 80 builders to complete both statues! Mind blown?
Watch the time-lapse video here:
2. Funko’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” collectibles
If the LEGO version of “Guardians of the Galaxy” isn’t enough for you, Funko Pop! vinyl figures would be the next best alternative toys to get! This will turn you into a collector yet.
Previously, Funko released SDCC exclusive Funko Pop! vinyl figures, including the SDCC Exclusive Flocked Rocket Raccoon & SDCC Exclusive Marvel Mystery Minis.
Prior to the release of the film, Funko released the “Guardians of the Galaxy” Pop! Vinyl Bobble Figures that come in a window display box. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” Pop! Vinyl Bobble Figures characters include Rocket, Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot and Drax while the Wacky Wobblers collection features Rocket and Star-Lord. Both Wacky Wobbles figures stand about 7-inches tall and they come in a window display box as well.
3. Potted Baby Dancing Groot
The real potted baby dancing Groot hasn’t happened yet, but we have already reserved a spot for him to just dance away on our desks! Yes, you heard us, Marvel/Disney. Just make this happen already!
During the mid-credits scene of the film, baby Groot was spotted dancing to Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and would come to an abrupt stop whenever Drax looked his way. That particular scene quickly became one of the best moments in the film and many are looking forward to get a potted baby dancing Groot! Based on a tweet from Agent M aka Ryan Pegora (the Executive Editorial Director for Marvel Digital Media Group and Marvel.com), there’s no info about the dancing Groot yet but the studio has been discussing about it for months now. Ace!
It is just a matter of time before they release the film’s official merchandise! Who knows? Maybe they will release the actual potted dancing Groot Toy this Christmas!
Meanwhile, check out these handmade figures inspired by the baby Groot. Told you people are obsessed with it!
But unfortunately, that one can’t dance.
Neither can this one:
4. Star-Lord’s “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” cassette tape
Admit it. Ever since you watched “Guardians of the Galaxy”, you have been listening to “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede, haven’t you? Or maybe even the full track list in “Awesome Mix Vol. 1”!
Well, Marvel definitely knew us well and has already featured all the songs (including the composers’ scores) in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” deluxe soundtrack album! The deluxe edition of the album was released on 29th July and it is currently available on iTunes as well. Check out the full track list here:
- Blue Swede – Hooked On a Feeling
- Raspberries – Go All the Way
- Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In the Sky
- David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
- Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell In Love
- 10cc – I’m Not In Love
- Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
- Redbone – Come and Get Your Love
- The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
- Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
- The Five Stairsteps – O-O-H Child
- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
5. One-line phrases
“I am Groot” but “we are like Kevin Bacon” now! Pardon the lame statement there, but the quoted phrases are some of the phrases that you might hear from those who’ve seen the film. Repeatedly.
Due to Star-Lord’s 80s-appropriate childhood, the film featured a fair share of comedic elements that have been strongly linked to the 80s pop culture. But of course, the aliens are neither familiar with nor understand the 80s pop culture on Earth. Thus, laughter would fill the theatre whenever the phrases were wrongly used by the characters. On top of that, the one-line phrases are one of the factors that has made the entire film greatly enjoyable.
Now, we know you could be suffering from the “Post Guardians of the Galaxy Syndrome” too but there are far too many symptoms to list down here. So, tell us, what are some of the symptoms you’ve experienced? Let us know in the comment box below!
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