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This fan-made Dancing Baby Groot is all you want, all you need

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Disney Consumer Products struck deals with more than 50 companies for Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise, ensuring store shelves are stocked with everything from a Big Blastin’ Rocket Raccoon Figure to the LEGO Milano Spaceship Rescue Building Set to the Rocket Raccoon Suit-Up Backpack.

But somehow, nobody thought to license — spoiler alert? — a dancing Baby Groot.

Luckily, plenty of Guardians fans have stepped in to fill the void. Moviepilot has a roundup of some of the more adorable efforts, but the best has to be Patrick Delahanty’s creation, which actually dances. He started with a Movin’ & Groovin’ flower he bought on eBay, and, with the help of his fiancee and some Model Magic, voila: a Baby Groot that dances to the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” just like director James Gunn intended.

Watch the video below, and visit Delahanty’s Facebook page for progress photos.

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Not bad, but it needs to have different movements so it doesn’t become boring. It only moves in one direction now.

I AM GROOT! It is Grootastic!

Lee Jamilkowski

August 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm

ThinkGeek needs to get on this.

I can’t believe Marvel hasn’t jumped all over this to sell products. What a miss.

Seriously Mikey. My first reaction after watching GotG was “I want my own dancing Groot baby!” :D

“Guardians of the Galaxy” opened in over 4,000 theaters. If they had 100 of these available at every theater for, let’s say $19.95 a piece they’d have a chance to make just under $7,980,000. Unless my math is wrong.

I imagine that this could be like Marvel’s version of that Singing Bass toy that was popular ten years ago.

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

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