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Want to know why we haven’t got the Dancing Groot toy already?

November 13th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Ok, so the world is crying out for a Dancing Groot toy and we’re going to get it but why oh why haven’t we already got it? Dammit, we want it under the Christmas tree!

Well, remember when toy images ruined how The Lizard looked in Amazing Spider-man? Well, that.

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has revealed to Vulture that the reason is pretty clear…

“While we were still shooting the movie, I brought up putting Dancing Baby Groot out as a toy… The reason it didn’t happen is because you have some control in the film industry over secrets getting out there, but the people youdon’t have much control over are the toy people, unfortunately. Those toy designs get out, always! And people definitely would have gotten ahold of the Baby Groot if we had started manufacturing it in time for it to come out after the movie, so that was the biggest reason we didn’t push on that particular element.”

So, it was so the end of the movie wasn’t spoiled. Well played Marvel and Gunn.

And for those of you who can’t wait, he also confirmed we WILL have the toy in time for Santa. Rejoice!

Source: i09

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….