Sizing-Up the Kotobukiya Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket and Groot ARTFX+ StatueNovember 19, 2014
Despite its diminutive proportions, the Kotobukiya Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket and Groot ARTFX+ Statue possesses a wealth of authentic detail that fans of Marvels Summer 2014 blockbuster film are certain to appreciate.
Featuring a sculpt by artist, Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE), Kotobukiyas tenth scale Rocket and Groot ARTFX+ statue boasts a detailed 3.5-inch sculpt of the Guardians fierce and furry heavy weapons specialist as he wields a massive (3.2-inch) cannon in his right hand and clings to the head of his ligneous companion, Groot, with his left. The feet of the Rocket figure fit securely into recesses in the right shoulder and upper chest of his arboraceous counterpart, resulting in a screen faithful depiction of the action-ready duo that stands 5.6 inches overall.
Although Kotobukiyas Guardians of the Galaxy statue only depicts Groots head and shoulders, the portrait of Rockets towering companion is no less impressive. The piece (which stands 3.7 inches from the lower edge to the tip of the wooden crown) captures Groots sylvan texture and distinctly benevolent gaze and countenance with remarkable fidelity and serves as the ideal figure base.
Although its likely to appear a bit small next to similar tenth scale sculptures, the Kotobukiya Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket and Groot ARTFX+ Statue ultimately delivers enough screen accurate detail and precision crafting to appeal to discerning Marvel fans and collectors. The Kotobukiya import is currently available at retail and carries with it a manufacturers suggested retail price of $54.99 USD.