Holiday gifts for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' fans
The blockbuster of the summer, James Gunn's adaptation of Marvel's eponymous comic, was recently launched on DVD and Blu-ray. But if you're buying for a fan who already snapped up a copy of "Guardians of the Galaxy," here is a selection of related gifts to put a smile on their face this Christmas.
- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Movie Art Book
For die-hard fans, this 336-page tome will provide hours of geeky entertainment. In addition to concept art and stills from the movie, the book provides photographs from the set and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew. Available on Amazon for $49.99, the book should help tide fans over until the sequel opens in 2016.
- Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 1 and Original Soundtrack Deluxe Vinyl Editions
Since the feature grooves to a retro soundtrack of 70s disco and pop, Marvel decided to release Star-Lord's famous "Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 1" as well as the original soundtrack on vinyl. The Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe Vinyl Edition includes tracks from The Jackson 5, Blue Swede, David Bowie and The Runaways, in addition to the film's original score, and is available for $19.90 on Amazon.
Some lucky fans even got their hands on a limited cassette edition of Star-Lord's famous compilation, which was released in late November by Marvel.
- Dancing Groot Bobble Action Figure
Just days after the movie's release, the internet went crazy for a video of Groot -- in his reduced potted-plant state at the end of the film -- dancing to Jackson 5's "I Want You Back." Marvel quickly responded to the craze, teaming with Funko Pop to launch a 3.5-inch replica of the character. While the figure doesn't actually dance, it does wave its adorable bobble head and is available on Amazon for $10.99.
- The Milano Spaceship Rescue Lego Set
Like so many movies, cartoons and video games, "Guardians of the Galaxy" has inspired new toys from Lego. The Milano Spaceship Rescue set comes with all the bricks needed to make the protagonist's ship, in addition to minifigures of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Ronan and Sakaaran with their respective accessories and weapons. Available from the Lego website for $74.99.