‘Guardians of the Galaxy’s’ Dancing Baby Groot Coming to a Store Near You

Vin Diesel-voiced Marvel character shakes his stump to the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” this holiday season

Groot is hoping to spread a little holiday cheer.

The beloved Vin Diesel-voiced “Guardians of the Galaxy” character is headed to store shelves in December in the form of a small toy plant that dances to the Jackson 5 hit “I Want You Back.” Marvel’s superhero toy is set to come with a built-in speaker and will retail for $14.99, according to Mashable.

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For those who haven’t seen “Guardians,” Groot is a giant, hulking Flora colossus who never speaks, except to say “I Am Groot.” The fiercely adorable creature has a heart of gold, however — or maybe sap — and became one of the film’s most liked characters.

Without spoiling anything, Groot undergoes a transformation of sorts throughout the course of “Guardians,” so it makes sense that Marvel’s marketing department is putting a miniature toy on shelves instead of an eight-foot talking, smashing tree.

“I Want You Back” is one of many nostalgic songs found on the Guardian soundtrack, which is actually also an integral part of the plot. Chris Pratt‘s Star-lord carries around the featured songs on a cassette tape called “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” and listens to it at key points throughout the movie.

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The soundtrack, which also features David Bowie and Marvin Gaye, reached the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 shortly after the film’s release.

Watch a video of the dancing baby Groot toy below.


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