Marvel Entertainment in conjunction with Disney Consumer Products unveils an action-packed product collection to celebrate Marvel’s epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, in theaters August 1, 2014. Best-in-class licensees including Hasbro, LEGO, Disguise, Her Universe, Café Press, Mad Engine, Just Play, KidDesigns, Hot Wheels, Rubie’s, C-Life and Jay Franco as well as The Disney Store and more have teamed up for an assortment of action figures, plush, playsets, role-play, costumes, and 80’s nostalgia-inspired lifestyle products that leverage the unique storytelling in the new Marvel franchise. From authentic character voices that bring electronic figures to life along with custom spacecraft builds and interactive battle gear, guardians of all ages will be able to immerse themselves in the intergalactic action.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy introduces exciting characters and vehicles unlike anything seen in previous Marvel films. These elements were embraced by partners who immediately saw the potential to create out-of-this-world products that appeal to fans of all ages
Paul Gitter, senior vice president, Marvel Licensing
An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a raccoon with a space-blaster, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which first appeared in comic books in Marvel Super Heroes, Issue #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.