Hot Toys Upgrades Their Upcoming Rocket and Groot Collector Set With Additional Accessory
August 6, 2014

Spoiler Alert

 I think many of us suspected something like this would start showing up, but last night Hot Toys confirmed that their Guardians of the Galaxy: 1/6th scale Rocket & Groot Collectible Figures Set would come with one additional accessory that they were not able to announce before the release of the film:


Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy had been topping box-offices around the globe, the sci-fi blockbuster did not disappoint and broke the record of the highest opening in August! The Guardians of the Galaxy became a highly-popular topic among fans in all parts of the world! With a perfect mix of action, humor, and sci-fi elements, the movie captivated audience and won our hearts!

For fans who have already seen the film, there is a very memorable scene featuring a dancing Groot and now Hot Toys is extremely delighted to announce the 1/6th scale Potted Groot will also be included as another bonus accessory exclusively for everyone who pre-order the Guardians of the Galaxy: 1/6th scale Rocket & Groot Collectible Figures Set!


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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  • demoncat_4 says:

    only hot toys could get close to giving fans a life sized version of groot as close as it can be done toy wise. too bad the bonus potted groot can’t dance too. like put on some tunes put batteries in it and watch the fun.

    • Hamilton says:

      I have one of those little flowers that movies when light hits it. They should make a potted Groot like that!

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