With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 heading to theaters on May 5 and whispers of a third movie making the rounds, it was only a matter of time before stores started stocking themed merchandise. Of course, as a plush enthusiast, I was thrilled to see that Build-A-Bear Workshop joined in on the fun. The Marvel series has an entire section over on the store’s online site.
The two buildable plushes in the set are Rocket Raccoon and Groot (more on him in a bit). For Rocket, you can purchase him “naked” ($25.50) and then add on his traditional costume ($12.50) and Baby Groot accessory ($6), both shown above.
You can only purchase Groot through an online-exclusive set ($35). The bundle includes the plush himself and a soundbox that plays the character’s signature phrase, “I am Groot.” The set is a tad simpler than most of the other ones you see on the site but the lower price tag reflects the lack of clothing or other accessories.
The fun doesn’t stop with Rocket and Groot, though. There are outfits for other plushes, like the Star-Lord and Gamora costumes. If you have a hankering for some smaller collectibles, Build-a-Bear also has a set of Guardians of the Galaxy Mega Minis ($10 each), eight-inch plush bears dressed as Star-Lord, Rocket, Draxx, Groot, and Gamora.
Are you excited for these new plushes?