Marvel Legends 2017 Toys R US Exclusive Groot Evolution
Marvel Legends in 2017 is on fire.  Hit after hit after hit…after hit.  So far we’ve gotten 3 beautiful waves of figures, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and now showing up in stores, hopefully showing up soon for review here at MUReview, X-Men Legends.  BUT! THAT’S! NOT! ALL!  Coming along mostly unannounced, Groot Evolutions.  A set of figures in a normal-sized Marvel Legends box containing movie Groot full size, movie Groot as a baby potted plant, and toddler Groot from this years Guardians of the Galaxy 2!  We finally got our hands on this figure, rumored since early January of 2017 and we couldn’t be more excited.  Let’s see how he looks.

The Good

  • Full Sized Groot  
    • I’ll depend on the community to correct me if I’m wrong, and I don’t think I am, but this Groot is a near full re-release of the build a figure from the 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Legends wave (with Nova!).  The only significant change that I see here, and it’s a great one, is that Groot has turned his frown upside down!
    • Expressive, deep eyes.  
    • A little more green shading than the initial release.
    • Excellent size for the figure in scale.  
    • Good mobility / articulation for a figure this size.  
  • Potted Plant Groot,
    • Now again, correct me if I’m wrong, I think this is the first Hasbro release of baby groot.  We’ve gotten potted plant Groot before, but never baby Groot!
    • An adorable smiling Baby Groot Face.
    • Groot is captured in his iconic dancing pose.  
    • He’s so tiny, but has excellent detail for the size, note that this is not an articulated figure.
  • Toddler Groot
    • This Groot, larger than baby Groot has exceptional eye detail for the size.  It’s really kind of insane.
    • Cute little smirk.
    • Nice looking shrubbery detail with hints of green among the brown.  
    • This once again, tiny figure is packed with detail for something of this size.

The Bad

  • For the full sized- Grood, I would love to see an L and R on the legs so I don’t screw up putting him together.
  • For the toddler Groot, balance is a bit of an issue.

The rest

Hasbro and Toys R Us offer great value in a box.  $19.99 for 1 massive figure and two tiny ones!  We get a “full-sized” Guardians of the Galaxy Groot, a baby Groot as a potted plant, and let’s call him a Sprout Groot, toddler size.  All three figures look great and yeah, if you love the films, you are going to need to pick this up.  Thankfully, it doesn’t look like Toys R Us is in short supply, they had full pegs worth when I went, your mileage may vary.  Fans that picked up the BAF in 2014 may have a hard time justifying the package for the two add on Groots.  Not me though, love it!!

Availability

Groot Evolution is only available at Toys R Us, $19.99 is the price of admission.  For what you get in the package it’s a great value.  Folks have had different mileage trying to pick this guy up, myself included.  I tried to go two weeks ago, found Groot, they wouldn’t let me buy him, said the street date was 3/1.  Found him again yesterday, brought him to the counter, the manager had to over-ride, but they let me buy it. So…thanks Toys R Us number two!  This figure is awesome!

The Pictures

 
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