‘Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2’ Drops a Poster and Teaser Trailer

Less than a week away from the premiere of Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios has begun leaking the first bits of promotional material for Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2.

First was a “sneak peek” trailer that gives us glimpses of the reconstituted team with new additions Yondu and Nebula, as well as the adorable “Baby Groot” who is still growing back after the events of the first movie. The scenes show parts of what appear to be a few spectacular action-oriented set pieces, interspersed with Director James Gunn’s trademark humor that elevated the first film to classic status.

It is hard to glean much plot from the trailer, but certainly the attitude and sense of fun have made it intact from the first film.

Next, the first poster for the movie hit the interwebs. The black and white poster with a splash of red for the logo is very reminiscent of album cover art. That is most likely intentional. Music was so integral to the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, that the sequel is “vol. 2” in reference to the mix tape Quill was given by his mother that he discovered at the end of the first film.

Guardians of the Galaxy, vol.2 - poster
Guardians of the Galaxy, vol.2 – poster

The sequel is also adding newcomers Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russel and Pom Klementieff to the fold.

Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 opens on May 5th, 2017.

Anya & Stella vs. Action Figures

Anya and Stella demonstrate what girls run into when they try to buy action figures at the store.

Notes: Gamora is available as part of one of the two-packs of mini-figures. She is also available as part of the Marvel Legends series. Target was out of both of those and has been for weeks.

The only female action figure we were able to find in the entire aisle was Wonder Woman, and she was only available as part of a seven-hero set that cost $50. So in order to get one Wonder Woman, the girls would have to buy six heroes they didn’t want and pay $50 for the privilege. That was a non-starter.

I’m enough of a nerd that I know where to go to get female super hero figures, but they are generally designed for the adult male collector market. They are often inappropriately attired and always more expensive than the lines that are developed to be played with by children.

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