As MARVEL Studios’ CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER hits theaters this weekend, the crew over at Entertainment Earth (an affiliate of this site) are celebrating with a one-week-only sale that offers 20% off all in-stock CAPTAIN AMERICA Collectibles (good through April 8), with everything from Hasbro Action Figures to Funko Pop! Heroes, clothing items and household goods up for grabs (you know you need a ‘Cap glass, right?). But if you’re wondering how THE WINTER SOLIDER leaves things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ahead of the next movie, August’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, the upcoming toys might hold some clues.
Hasbro’s line of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY action figures (previewed here on THE ROCK FATHER back in February) have popped up for Pre-Order, with an expected delivery date sometime in July. The Wave 1 assortment of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MARVEL LEGENDS Action Figures can be viewed and ordered from this location.
Additionally, there’s a full line of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Products, including busts from Gentle Giant, Pop! Vinyl and Bobbleheads from Funko, Minimates from Diamond Select Toys, and accessories from Monogram, all available for pre-order right now.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Official Synopsis:
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super-Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.
James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and James Gunn, with screenplay by James Gunn. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.