Hands On: Funko POP! Vinyl -- Guardians of the Galaxy

We take a close look at the POP! versions of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot.

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Awesome Toy Picks: Funko POP! Vinyl -- Guardians of the Galaxy

Some cool collectibles you'll want to add to your collection.

Each week we take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. With Guardians of the Galaxy ready to hit theaters next month, there is a lot of Guardians merchandise. The good news is a lot of it is really cool. This week we're looking at the Funko POP! Vinyl figures of the entire team.

You hopefully noticed the video at the top of the page. We decided to do a video unboxing to allow a better look at the packaging and figures. If you've seen the Funko POP! figures, you have a good idea what to expect. These figures are kind of addicting. Because of their cuteness and size, it's tempting to want to buy all the figures you see. These are also bobbleheads, in case you were unaware.

The package for these figures makes it easy to display, if you want to keep them inside. Of course, as you've seen in the video, it's real easy to take them out and put them back in, if you wanted. You should have also seen in the video that there is also a non-masked version of Star-Lord available.

Speaking of Star-Lord, let's start with him.

Star-Lord, or Peter Quill, comes with his mask (in this version), red jacket and twin guns. One of the appealing things is how simple they look yet they do have a bit of detail.

Next, let's take a look at Gamora, the deadliest woman POP! vinyl in the universe.

Gamora has a sword and you can see she's taking on her movie counterpart's appearance. She even has the purple highlights in her hair.

Next we have Drax the Destroyer. It's his mission in life to end Thanos. You can see, he is also based on the movie version of the character.

Next we have Rocket Raccoon.

He is a little smaller than the others, as you would expect. He's holding a gun, has a tail sticking out (of course), and is wearing his orange jumpsuit, as in the movie. He's also really darn cute.

Finally we have Groot.

Groot is something of royalty where he comes from. He's pretty powerful and his POP! vinyl figure might be even cuter than Rocket.

There you have it. The Guardians of the Galaxy in POP! Vinyl version. The question is, will you just buy one or two or will you find yourself buying the complete team?

Let us know what you think of these figures. We'll have another item spotlighted next time.


like em they got good sculpting but not really feeling gamora

Posted by GraniteSoldier

Rocky and Groot look great.

Posted by G_leno

All but Gamora look great.

Posted by scouts1998

I am Groot!

Posted by dagmar_merrill

I want Groot.

Edited by nappystr8

I don't think I ever realized that the Funko figures were bobble heads. I'm not a Groot fan, but his figure is definitely the standout. He looks great.

Edited by sagejonathan

I prefer the non-bobble heads from Funko but I might pick up the Star Lord one.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

I don't think I ever realized that the Funko figures were bobble heads. I'm not a Groot fan, but his figure is definitely the standout. He looks great.

Most of them aren't.

Edited by zodac

I don't think I ever realized that the Funko figures were bobble heads. I'm not a Groot fan, but his figure is definitely the standout. He looks great.

They usually aren't. They usually have movable heads and arms. Not really into bobble heads, but these look really awesome, might just have to get the set. The maskless Starlord seems to be an Amazon exclusive which is currently sold out.

Posted by SpitfirePanda

Those look awesome and very well made. I've never bought a Funko POP! figure before, though. Groot is definitely my favorite, with Drax a close second. The detail of his tattoos is really eye catching.

Posted by judasnixon

Gimme dat Groot.......

Posted by k4tzm4n

Groot is so adorable.

Posted by WheatStalker

Never knew how detailed those figures can be ... I see them all the time at the shop. Now I'm gonna have to get a few ... or all of 'em. :)

Posted by deadpool25mm

Wow I never understood how people buy these stuff.. but damn they look Awesome ! ( Starlord, Rocket, Groot!)

Posted by Paste_Pot_Pete

These look great, but I wish Rocket Racoon's gun was bigger.

Posted by Farkam

Groot is so kawaii

Posted by HumanRocket
Posted by Xwraith

The Rocket one is my favorite, but I'll probably get the Star-Lord one too.

Posted by Ostyo

@xwraith: @humanrocket: I NEED THEM ALL! *Fangasm*

Sad that the toy Gamora looks better then the movie counterpart...

Posted by Xwraith

@ostyo: I'm not sure if I'll get all of them (I only have two of these so far - Michelangelo and Peter Venkman).

But I did finally get that organ out of my room, and I'm thinking about putting a new shelf where that was.

Posted by Ostyo

@xwraith: You gotta get Groot and Rocket at least. They're adorable.

Posted by Xwraith

@ostyo: I'll be putting Rocket next to one of the other ones I plan on getting - Rigby.

Posted by Ostyo

@xwraith: wait, that regular show coon?

Posted by Xwraith

@ostyo: Yes, him. They made vinyl figurines of most of the main cast.

Edited by Ostyo

@xwraith: Yet, they haven't made ones for the new TMNT show...

Posted by Xwraith

@ostyo: With the way they make these, you probably couldn't tell the difference.

Posted by Ostyo

@xwraith: Psh, don't give me that lame excuse! *smack*

Edited by HumanRocket

@ostyo said:

@xwraith: @humanrocket: I NEED THEM ALL! *Fangasm*

Sad that the toy Gamora looks better then the movie counterpart...

Lol true.

One of my friends got a sneak preview of the film over the weekend at Disneyland and said it was amazing, up there with the Avengers film. Can't wait.

Posted by Ostyo

@humanrocket: Excellent, I want this film to be great not just because I'm a fan of the characters, but also because Marvel needs it to be successful.

Posted by HumanRocket

@ostyo: Agreed. I've tired of people saying it's not going to be great. I want this film to be discussed as being even better than the Avengers.

Posted by Mangakid1995

I want Groot.

Posted by pikachumonster

Groot is too cute.

Posted by Ms-Lola

Could the placement of these figures around a playground be any cuter? Great idea, especially Groot's particular background.

I am getting Groot, maybe Star-Lord.

Posted by RobotMonster
Edited by dagmar_merrill
Edited by RobotMonster
Posted by mickeyangel

I prefer the non bobble head toys from funko. So done at a trade show,told me it was licensing thing. That's why all,the Star Wars pops are bobble heads. Still Groot looks cool. Another cool line up from Funko is the original Planet of the Apes characters as part of POPs movie line.

Edited by MK5

I don't like bobble heads either. Nice details though. Groot and Star-Lord's are my favorite.

Posted by Xwraith

I just got the Rocket Raccoon one today. Somehow I missed that it was a bobblehead until I opened the box.