Monday, July 21, 2014
Rocket Raccoon has somewhat surprisingly had two comics based action figures released so far. Rocket is the smallest figure of the line, so he feels like the worst value. But he's a talking space raccoon with a big gun, so that kind of novelty does help make up for that a bit. His feet are too tiny for him to balance on, aside from not being perfectly level with each other, so fortunately his tail can be used to help keep him upright. He's decently articulated above the waist, but below the waist, the only point of articulation is his swivel tail.
Aside from the Groot build a figure piece, Rocket also includes another accessory, somewhat boosting his value. It's a really big gun for Star-Lord that probably uses as much plastic as is used for Rocket himself. The gun unfortunately doesn't have the best grips, and has no other means of support, so it's probably not good for a display option unless you use other means to attach it to Star-Lord's chest. It does make an appearance in the trailer, but until I see the movie, I won't know how vital an accessory it will turn out to be.