Saturday, December 17, 2016

That Takes Guts!

This week, Hasbro unveiled their new line of Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 action figures, part of their Marvel Legends line. Yep, even though the movie doesn't come out until May of 2017, they're already marketing it.
Among the figures in the line is Yondu, as played by actor Michael Rooker. Yondu had a fairly large role in the first film, and I remember being dismayed that for some reason he was missing his traditional red fin.

Looks like Marvel heard my complaints, and Yondu will now be be-finned in the sequel. Huzzah!

So what the heck's going on with this action figure, I hear you ask? What's the deal with that rubbery... thing protruding from Yondu's hip? I think that's supposed to be his magic arrow. If you'll remember, in the first film Yondu had some sort of high-tech arrow that could fly, and which he controlled by whistling. 

I believe that's what's going on here, based on the figure's oddly puckered lips. I think the squiggly pink plastic ribbon is supposed to represent the arrow's contrail as it flies through the air.

Either that or the arrow somehow got caught on Yondu's intestines, and is unspooling them out of his gut as it flies away. Now that I think about it, that seems the more likely explanation. Yep, definitely alien intestines. 

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