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The folks over at the Walt Disney Company know how to produce film merchandise on the level of no other studio, and as a result these days you can see Guardians of the Galaxy gear just about everywhere you turn. Unfortunately, what might be the coolest toy ever based on the Marvel Studios film isn't actually available to mass audiences. I am, of course, referring to the stunning and completely awesome Groot swing set that you see above. Don't you just want to jump on the seat and take it for a ride?
The incredible piece was actually built as part of the online series Super-Fan Builds, with the family pictured above being the lucky folks whom it was delivered to. Made out of a mix of metal tubing, molding foam, rope, and other various materials, the Groot swing took about two weeks to build and is pretty incredible. While you can't see it in the picture, the palm of Groot's hand is also embedded with a number of LED lights that allow it to glow similar to what is seen in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Perhaps even more impressive than the look of the final product (which is spectacular) is the amount of creativity and hard labor that went into its creation. The entire process is detailed in the episode of Super-Fan Builds, which you can watch in its entirety below:
I am kind of bummed that we never actually got to see what the lights in Groot's hand look like when illuminated (or how they turn on and off), but this is still a pretty epic fan creation and I do wish that they were widely. That being said, I'm sure that mass-produced versions wouldn't exist on the same quality level, so maybe it's a good thing that it is unique.
Today is a rather big day for Guardians of the Galaxy, as it marks the official release of the film on Blu-ray and DVD here in the United States. Fans around the world now have their chance to pick up their very own hard copy of the movie, and can enjoy it as many times as they please. If I personally had a Groot swing, I would probably take it in from the backyard, plant it in my living room, and have at TV in front of it playing the Marvel feature on a constant loop.