Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Movie

001 Rocket
002 Groot
003 Mantis
004 Star-Lord
005 Drax
006 Gamora
007 Ravager
008 Sovereign
009 Kraglin
010 Rocket and Groot

011* Ayesha
012* Taserface
013* Star-Lord
014* Ayesha

015 Nebula

016* Yondu

* U.S. Exclusive

Limited Edition
WKM16-007 Star-Lord
WKM16-008 Gamora
WKM16-009 Drax


Guardians of the Galaxy




Quality of sculpts 3
Character selection n/a (it's a movie set)
Playability 4
Overall 4

An overall rating of 4 may seem a bit high for this small set, but it simply comes down to playability.  And quite frankly these are some fun versions of our favourite Guardians of the Galaxy.


Guardians of the Galaxy
First appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (January 1969)

The Guardians are active in the 31st century in an alternative time-line of the Marvel Universe known as Earth-691. The original members of the team include Major Vance Astro (later known as Major Victory), an astronaut from 20th century Earth who spends a thousand years travelling to Alpha Centauri in suspended animation. He is also the future alternative universe counterpart of Vance Astrovik, the hero known as Justice.

Other original team members are Martinex T'Naga, a crystalline being from Pluto; Captain Charlie-27, a soldier from Jupiter; and Yondu Udonta, a blue-skinned "noble savage" from Centauri-IV (the fourth planet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B). Each is apparently the last of their kind and they are forced to unite as a team against the actions of the Badoon, an alien race which attempts to conquer Earth's solar system.

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Modern Guardians of the Galaxy (2008)

In the aftermath of the Phalanx invasion of the Kree, Star-Lord decides to form a team of interstellar heroes that will be proactive in protecting the galaxy, rather than reacting to crises as they happen. To this end, he recruits Adam Warlock, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Phyla-Vell (the new Quasar), Rocket Raccoon, and Groot, with Mantis as support staff. On the recommendation of their ally, Nova, the group establishes a base of operations on the space station Knowhere, which possesses a teleportation system with near-universal range.[34] An intelligent, telepathic dog named Cosmo the Spacedog is Knowhere's chief of security and works closely with the new team

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001 Rocket
First appearance: Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)

Rocket Raccoon was originally the "Guardian of the Keystone Quadrant", an area of outer space sealed off from the rest of the cosmos by the so-called Galacian Wall. Rocket is captain of the starship Rack 'n' Ruin.

Later, Rocket Raccoon would be a member of the team chosen to accompany Star-Lord on his mission to stop a Phalanx infiltration of the Kree homeworld. At culmination of the mission Star Lord asks Rocket to join the Guardians of the Galaxy.



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002 Groot
First appearance: Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960)

(right) 009 Groot - set: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MOVIE

Groot is a Flora colossus from Planet X, the capital of the branch worlds. The Flora colossi are tree-like beings whose language is almost impossible to understand due to the stiffness of their larynges, causing their speech to sound like they are repeating the phrase "I am Groot".
Groot is an extraterrestrial tree monster who initially came to Earth seeking humans to capture and study. The original Groot, and his later duplicates were destroyed.

A different Groot, believed to be the last of his kind joined Star Lord and formed a bond with Rocket Raccoon. Groot died on that mission, but re=grew from a surviving twig to become a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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"I am Groot."

004 Star-Lord
First appearance: Marvel Preview #4 (January 1976)

Originally Star Lord, Peter Quill, was the son of J'son (later revealed to be King of the Spartax planetary system) and Meredith Quill.

More recently Peter Quill appeared in the film version of Guardians of Galaxy, in this version his father is Ego the living planet.

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005 Drax
First appearance: The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)

While driving through a desert with his wife and daughter, Arthur Douglas' car is attacked by a spaceship piloted by Thanos, who thinks the humans have seen him. His daughter, Heather, survives the crash and is adopted by Thanos' father, Mentor, and raised on Titan. She later becomes Moondragon.

Needing a champion to combat the threat from Thanos, Mentor and the Titan god Kronos capture Douglas' spirit and place it in a powerful new body. He is rechristened "Drax the Destroyer", and his sole purpose is to kill Thanos.

Alongside a multitude of other heroes, Drax helps battle Thanos and Nebula for possession of the Infinity Gauntlet. Drax is chosen by Adam Warlock to safeguard the Power Gem as part of the Infinity Watch.

Later, Star-Lord would recruit Drax for the new Guardians of the Galaxy.

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006 Gamora
First appearance: Strange Tales #180 (June 1975)

Gamora is the last of her species, the Zen-Whoberis, who were exterminated by the Badoon (in her original timeline, her species was exterminated by the Universal Church of Truth). Thanos found her as a child and decided to use her as a weapon. Gamora was raised and trained by Thanos to assassinate the Magus, an evil alternate version of Adam Warlock. 

Gamora was part of the Infinity Watch, a team led by Adam Warlock to look after the Infinity Gems.  Most famously Gamora is a team member of the Guardian of the Galaxy.

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015 Nebula
First appearance: The Avengers #257 (July 1985)

A brutal space pirate and mercenary, Nebula seized control of Sanctuary II, a massive spaceship previously under the command of Thanos.

The newly resurrected Thanos was offended by Nebula's claims of kinship. He reclaimed his ship and almost kills her, using the Infinity Gems.

In the Guardians of the Galaxy film Nebula is one of the children raised by Thanos alongside her adopted sister Gamora. She is sent by Thanos alongside Gamora to assist Ronan the Accuser in acquiring an orb containing the Power Stone.

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