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SDCC: NASA introduces Rocket Raccoon & Groot patch in honor of space exploration

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It’s safe to say Rocket Raccoon and Groot have made their way into the mainstream consciousness. Considering their obscure comic book origins and minimal status in comics until the 2014 film, it’s happened pretty quickly. Now, NASA’s getting in on the love.

NASA is honoring the characters’ greatness with a special Rocket Raccoon and Groot-inspired patch, being given to employees who worked on the International Space Stations’ National Laboratory in 2016. Take a look at the patch below:

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Celebrate Arbor Day (every day) with this Baby Groot pin

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What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than with a tribute to the greatest of all tree-like aliens (Flora colossus), Groot?

Mondo has debuted this Baby Groot enamel pin, designed by Tom Whalen, destined to be the must-have accessory on Knowhere — to say nothing of Planet X.

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‘The Force Awakens’ meets ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ in this adorable mashup

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By Brian Kesinger

As if Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t have us feeling nostalgic enough, Groot artist Brian Kesinger has channeled Bill Watterson in a series of illustrations that merges the galaxy far, far away with the world of Calvin and Hobbes.

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Daredevil Mr. Potato Head is … the Yam Without Fear

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Hell’s Kitchen is boiling over with crime and corruption, leaving the neighborhood in taters tatters. There’s only one spud who can protect the small fries: Daredevil Mr. Potatohead.

Newly introduced alongside Star-Lord, Groot and The Vision, it’s part of PW Toys‘ Marvel Heroes Collection, released under the “PopTaters” banner.

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Funko takes Lola for a spin with ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Pop! Ride

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While we know we’re not supposed to touch Lola, Funko is making it tough to resist with this upcoming addition to its Pop! Rides line.

Arriving in October, the new Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. collectible features Director Phil Coulson with his prized possession, the high-flying, flamethrowing 1962 Chevrolet Corvette better known as Lola. And, yes, Director Coulson, we realize Lola’s not just a collectible.

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Stop-motion Baby Groot scores James Gunn seal of approval

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The Dancing Baby Groot sequence from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy sparked a pop-culture sensation that launched a seemingly endless parade of merchandise and introduced a new generation (or two) to The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” It also inspired stop-motion filmmakers Kyle Roberts and Nathan Poppe to collaborate on a new video.

Using a hand-drawn background and more than 1,000 photos of Hot Toys 1/4th-scale Groot and Marvel Legends 6-inch Drax, Roberts spent “dozens of hours” to recreate that scene (with a Jackson 5 cover by Denver Duncan). The result caught the attention of “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn, who commented this morning on their YouTube page, and then tweeted his appreciation for their work.

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Photos of newborn superheroes will melt even a villain’s icy heart

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When the call went out at BoredPanda for readers to submit “a cute photo of your baby showing their (or their parents’) true nerdy colors,” I’m not sure anyone was prepared for the avalanche of adorableness about to be unleashed. Because, honestly, how could you be ready for an actual Baby Groot (who probably won’t be dancing for several months yet), or a pint-sized Ninja Turtle, complete with pizza slices?

While I’ve spotlighted many of the superhero-themed photos, the BoredPanda thread also features plenty of babies representing Harry Potter, Star Wars and video game fandom.

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It’s Groot vs. Hodor in the rap battle we’ve been waiting for

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The rivalry that’s been building for a while — at least since the pair met in the Mos Eisley cantina — finally boiled over into an intense, and surprisingly expressive, rap battle between Groot and Hodor.

Backed by Rocket Raccoon, Bran Stark and Osha in this new video from The Warp Zone, the gentle giants of Guardians of the Galaxy and Game of Thrones throw down some mad … not rhymes, exactly. However, they do appear mad, or at least mildly perturbed.

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This dancing Baby Groot is adorable — and solar-powered

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In the post-Guardians of the Galaxy licensing onslaught, we’ve seen a dancing Groot bobblehead, a Baby Groot that actually dances to “I Want You Back,” a “movie-accurate” Little Groot and an absolutely terrified Potted Groot, and that’s only for starters. But now we have something a little different, and a little more eco-friendly.

Entertainment Earth is accepting preorders for a dancing Baby Groot solar-powered bobble head that not only wiggles his little body but never requires batteries. Alas, it’s not accompanied by the sounds of the Jackson 5, so you’ll have to hum the tune yourself:

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Photo of the Day | Groot isn’t above playing politics

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I don’t know much about Madison, Wisconsin, Mayor Paul Soglin, but I’m willing to bet Friday was the first time in a political career that stretches back to 1968 that he’s been photographed with Groot. Or, well, any Flora colossus from Planet X.

However, you don’t get elected mayor seven times — seven times! — without kissing a few babies and shaking a few branches … of sentient tree creatures.

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Nothing says ‘meditative’ like a Zen Judge Dredd statue

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Although I have my doubts as to the calming, meditative qualities of a character whose signature line is “Hulk SMASH,” I’m not immune to the appeal of these 3D-printed Buddha sculptures of an assortment of pop-culture characters, from the Star Wars cast to Batman to Judge Dredd to Groot (with Rocket Raccoon, naturally).

The statues, which come in three sizes — 2 inches, 4 inches and 6 inches — range in price from $7.99 to $27.99. You can see some of the pieces below, and the full selection on Chris Milnes’ Etsy page.

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Groot, Hodor & Chewbacca have a heart-to-heart in LEGO short

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Few characters in modern sci-fi and fantasy are as misunderstood as Chewbacca, Groot and Hodor. It’s not that their motives indiscernible, mind you; they’re all upright guys. It’s that two of them have incredibly limited vocabulary — namely, “I am Groot” and “Hodor!” — while the third, well … how many people actually speak Wookiee?

So, you can imagine when these kindred spirits get together, they have a lot to talk about. A lot. That’s the premise of “No One Understands,” a video from Brotherhood Workshop that finds LEGO versions of trio from Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy and Game of Thrones drowning its sorrows in the Mos Eisley cantina.

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See Hot Toys’ Little Groot figure in action

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If you’ve been searching for more details about Hot Toys’ “movie accurate” Little Groot — c’mon, who hasn’t been? — look no further than Showcase Collectibles’ video showcase, which promises the figure “in action.”

That means a demonstration of the moveable arms, designed to allow you to replicate poses from the meme-launching mid-credits scene from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. There’s also a display of the three interchangeable heads, permitting Groot to be displayed with a smile, a neutral look or “a wide-mouthed grin.”

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Potted Groot statue is terrifying, decked out for Christmas

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While many of Marvel’s licensing partners have seized upon the inherent cuteness of Guardians of the Galaxy‘s breakout star, Gentle Giant Ltd. has gone in a decidedly different direction with its new Groot statue, which hews closer to the character’s comic-book roots that to his big-screen incarnation.

The result,  Potted Groot, is a bit unsettling, with his sinewy body, elongated arms and almost dragon-like face. However, Gentle Giant knows how to soften those harsh angles: with Christmas regalia!

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How to make your own Baby Groot out of cardboard

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If you’re one of those who takes a do-it-yourself approach to holiday gifts, this may be for you: a Baby Groot made using a laser printer and materials purchased from a Dollar Store. He has articulated arms, to boot!

I’m not at all crafty — as the lopsided wind chime and shapeless backpack from my shop and home ec. classes will attest — but even I could could make this, with little frustration or injury. I think. Maybe I’ll just buy a Dancing Baby Groot from KIDdesigns, or wait for the movie-accurate figure from Hot Toys … Anyway, watch the step-by-step video below.

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