Finally, a real cure for your post “Guardians of the Galaxy” Syndrome has been found! Soon, you will be able to get the first official Guardians of the Galaxy “Dancing Groot” toy as Funko Toys is adding it to their bobble-heads collection.
And we swear, we heard Marvel fans across the world collectively screaming in unison at the moment Ryan Penagos, Executive Editorial Director of Marvel Digital Media made the announcement on Twitter!
— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) August 22, 2014
Earlier in July, Funko Toys released 86 exclusive Pop! figures at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, which includes the SDCC Rocket Racoon toy and Marvel’s Mystery Mini sets. Because plenty of positive responses were garnered from the scene of baby Groot dancing to Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”, there’s an increasing demand from both Marvel and Funko fans to release the potted baby dancing Groot toy.
The demand for the potted baby Groot toy was so high that even Penagos himself said in a tweet that the studio has been discussing about it for months before the film was released! Thus, it came as no surprise to some people after he made the announcement of the first official Dancing Groot toy from Funko. No info has been released about its release date yet but the new toy will be made available in Funko‘s retail stores.
And unfortunately, the new toy might not be able to dance as good as the one in the scene:
But hey, at least you can imagine him dancing to Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” while you bobble his head.
Alright, who wants this?
UPDATE (September 1st):
Marvel fans, it’s time to make your way to Entertainment Earth (or your local comic book store/toy store) now because Dancing Groot toy is now available for pre-order! It was reported that the toy will be released with a retail price of $9.99. The exact date has not been revealed yet but it is scheduled to be released in December 2014, just in time for Christmas!