The Real Reason It Took So Long To Get An Official Dancing Groot Toy

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Long have we waited for an official Guardians of the Galaxy dancing Groot toy, which is surprising as most movie toys launch right after the feature's premiere. But the real reason James Gunn waited so long to start baby Groot toy production makes a lot of sense.


In an interview with Vulture for the oncoming DVD release, the director revealed his plan.

"While we were still shooting the movie, I brought up putting Dancing Baby Groot out as a toy... The reason it didn't happen is because you have some control in the film industry over secrets getting out there, but the people youdon't have much control over are the toy people, unfortunately. Those toy designs get out, always! And people definitely would have gotten ahold of the Baby Groot if we had started manufacturing it in time for it to come out after the movie, so that was the biggest reason we didn't push on that particular element."

It was all part of the plan! So many things are spoiled in films, and a baby Groot would have been a HUGE giveaway. Makes perfect sense here. Oh and the official dancing Groot will be available for purchase this December.


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Translation: "Disney, which prides itself on shit like this was embarrassed as fuck for blowing this clear money-maker and wants me to say this so they look like they were really on top of it. I'm only doing it because it also makes me look smart."