I passed on this set for months as it sat in the Marvel aisle. Most of the figures in this set were available to buy on their own – the only figure unique in this package is the overly large Groot. You do get some extra guns and knives but overall, this set is not worth the $60 they were asking. When the liquidation took hold I waited a long 2 months before this set was 90% off. Yes, I finally took the plunge with this set when it cost a mere $6.
I might’ve jumped sooner if I hadn’t already bought the Rocket Raccoon figure months before this set was released. Overall, I was happy to finally pick one of these up if for nothing else than the nostalgic factor. I will miss TRU immensely and I think we’re all going to suffer when the once great exclusives get harder and harder to acquire. Then again, it will also save us from seeing exclusives like this clutter up the shelves.
I was planning this little event to coincide with the DVD release of the Guardians of the Galaxy – but that didn’t really work out. especially since it was such a pain to get the DVD version I wanted – more on that later – but the first little Rocket piece I have for you is the little Lego version. This isn’t the figure that comes with the whole huge set – this was a giveaway that also featured a tiny little Groot in his own planter. Of and course, his huge ass gun!
Guardian of the Galaxy Set
“What is this doing in your Hulk collection?”, you may ask. Well, as most of you, I am certain, already know – Rocket Racoon made a memorable appearance in TIH #271. Rocket Racoon was a pretty amazing, if not completely out there, creation by Marvel Comics in the late 70s – and appeared again in the early 80s.
If you don’t have the issue – you should pick it up – or even better pick up this HC collection:
Get this collection! It's pretty bad ass!
One of the best things about this boxed set is that I am pretty sure we will never see another Rocket Racoon figure ever. I mean EVER! The good news is – he is pretty cheap on ebay if you want to get your hands on the little rodent.
But the boxed set itself is pretty amazing – I mean look at the whole she-bang! You get a little Groot figure! GROOT for crying out loud!
This set is still pretty abundant in the stores – unlike the Avengers set which is all but vanished off the shelves. Although, you never know with Hasbro – they keep releasing the MU figures over and over. The TRU just got a whole new set – but it was a mix of older figures, including the Hulk from phase 1!
Loving the figure selection that the MU is giving us!
That’s pretty much going to assure that these figures will never gain in value the way the ML figures did. When phase 1 was sold out – they didn’t re-release them! That’s not really how it’s supposed to work!