Saturday, January 3, 2015

Toy Review: Groot from Disney Infinity: Marvel Superheroes by Disney Interactive

It's part 2 of Barbecue17's Christmas Haul and today I'm looking at Groot from Disney Infinity: Marvel Superheroes. Groot's one of those interactive toys like Skylanders or Nintendo's Amiibo figures that allows you to unlock a character in a video game. I have Disney Infinity 2.0 but I'm honestly more interested in this toy simply because it's a really cool stylized version of Groot. The figures attracted me to the game and not the other way around. Groot appeared in my stocking on Christmas morning and was a pleasant surprise. A few more pictures and thoughts after the break...

 The Facts:
Height: 4 3/8ths inches.

Articulation: None.

Accessories: Character card with a download code for the mobile app.
 The Positives:

*I love the cool, sleek, Pixar-ish style that was used in designing the characters for the game. I would love, love, LOVE to watch a Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon using these character models! There are some nice details here showing off Groot's bark, but they don't inhibit the flow of the design.

*Groot has a great stance and a somewhat stoic expression on his face. He doesn't really look pissed off, but he's not grinning, either.
The Negatives:

* I wish he were a little bit taller.

     These are cool little figures. I think most collectors won't pick them up unless they're interested in the game since these guys are a bit pricey for a standard plastic figure (around $13 or $14 dollars), but if you have the game, find these on sale, or really love Guardians of the Galaxy, these are a nice score. I'm giving Groot a Great. Now Groot can say, "I am Great." How about that?

My 2014 Christmas Haul so far includes:
A Bendable Batman

I've also reviewed these other Disney Infinity figures:
Disney Infinity: Marvel Superheroes
Rocket Raccoon


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