We’re pretty big fans of the “Character Cars” that Mattel has been releasing as part of their Hot Wheels line for the past few years, and while we’re not quite “completists,” there is one pairing that was quite hard to resist. When a car inspired by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s Rocket Raccoon hit the streets (featured here back in January), it didn’t even cross my mind that the big blastin’ Rocket would eventually gain a true companion vehicle based upon his tall friend Groot. While the idea of a Groot car was certainly a given, making it into an actual, functional companion piece is what the designers at Mattel pulled off, and the results are fantastic. Hitting the pegs of your favorite toy emporium this month is the Hot Wheels Groot, and he’s joined our fleet here at Rock Father HQ. Take a look!
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“MARVEL’s tree-like warrior, Groot, possesses the brute force and transporting abilities of this flatbed hauler. You’ll notice the Guardian of the Galaxy’s rugged face in the jagged, wood-textured cab, while the side rails are shaped like twisted branches to resemble his legs. With logs for fuel tanks, off-road tires and a truck bed that perfectly fits the car of his fierce little partner, Rocket Raccoon, this hauler is large and ready to charge!”
Groot completes a full range of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Hot Wheels, which already includes vehicles based on Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax, in addition to the aforementioned Rocket Raccoon.