If you’ve been on the fence about Funko’s new line of Hikari sofubi vinyl figures, here’s a release that may push you over the edge and inspire you to finally buy your first release! Spinning out of the Guardians of the Galaxy film comes the limited edition Groot Hikari vinyl figure. It’s pretty crazy to see one of Marvel's biggest characters transformed into the popular Hikari platform. What’s awesome about this release is Funko supersized the figure to a massive 11” tall to showcase Groot’s towering stature in the Marvel Universe. With textured bark and big black eyes, Groot looks just as intimidating and imposing as he did in the film.
Hikari, meaning “light”, is a highly collectible line of clear/translucent figures cast in soft Japanese vinyl (made in China). The Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Hikari vinyl figure is limited to 5,000 pieces, includes a hand numbered card to prove authenticity and rarity, and comes packaged in a full color window box perfect for displaying. While this figure is not scheduled to hit store shelves until January 2015, you can pre-order one today from Entertainment Earth for $79.99 here.