I finally got her! Paid out the nose for the same thing no doubt, but got her! It’ll be interesting to see how rare her and Nebula really are when all is said and done.
Now the Guardians of the Galaxy subset of Character Cars is quite large:
- Drax (the Destroyer)
- Rocket Raccoon (Vol. 1)
- Rocket Raccoon (Vol. 2)
- Rocket Raccoon (Battle-Damaged)
- Go-Kart Groot
- Go-Kart Groot> (Exclusive “Green”)
- Yondu (All-Terrain Back Wheels) (Probably the “correct,” intended variant.)
- Yondu (Smooth Back Wheels) (Likely the error.)
- Groot Hauler (I know I know, may seem like a stretch but it’s officially labeled as “character car.”>)
Doesn’t look like we’ll be getting Star-Lord’s father (Ego?) despite what I presume will be a bigger part in Vol. 2 than probably Nebula and Mantis combined – they did get Kurt Russel for the role after all. And then of course no villains…could’ve very easily done a Ronan car back when the first film dropped.
Anyway, stick around. Got some more stuff I’ma try to bang out this evening and into the late night!
Yeah ok. i did it.
I DID IT. I DID IT. I DID IT.
Yep…I fucking broke down. $19.99 + $3.50 + up to 5 days handling = fuck no. But somehow $22.00 + $0.00 + 3 or 4 states away = success.
The $22 free shipping Nebula popped up not long after that $19.99 one. And then the $19.99 one disappeared, nevermind it being the obviously worse deal – even if only marginally worse, it was still blatantly so. And so that Nebula sittin’ up there somewhere in PA (I think) just tore through my brain. I don’t remember exactly what I was doing, but I remember telling myself that I was going to go take a look after I was done. Still there. Click, click, password, bam, ORDER MOTHERFUCKIN’ PLACED. That was that, sometime nearer the morning side of Friday night / Saturday morning.
Super nice guy. Dropped it off in the mail late Saturday morning and even sent me a message. Was I expecting a small box with Nebula today? I dunno, not really. I mean I knew it was possible but my anticipation was tempered appropriately in case it didn’t. I was doing something up front at the desktop computer….watching a parody of Humble I think…heard the mailman (carrier?) thwop clop across the porch, listened to him jam the mail in the box incorrectly (seriously, the front slot is for shit that will fit – if it’s oversized, you open the fucking door on the side), and just as I was about to return my full aural attention to Key of Awesome, I heard the tell-tale “brrreeeep” of the guy’s scanner gun thingamabob. (Do-dad, skitamarink…Whatchmacallit!)
I gave him a couple of seconds to make his way down the steps into the next yard, popped half my body out the door like some kind of deranged hermit, and snatched the small box off the top of the mailbox.
And that’s it. My kid just came back last night, and he was just hella excited to load 2 more cars into Groot Hauler since last week – Battle Damaged Rocket Raccoon and duh, Nebula.
So I wanted to break this news a few hours ago when it actually happened, but you know, life and shit got in the way of all that. Anyway, I discovered a new character car this afternoon evening! This has only happened a couple of times before: way back I found Vision and Winter Soldier a full 2 days before any popped up on the web. And then there was Luke vs. Rancor who I had 2 of and sat on for 2 weeks before I did anything. I either had the first or second listing up on eBay, and like I said, that was after 2 weeks of wondering what to do. Still, I only halfway count this because we did at least know that this 2-pack was coming at some point. Finally, I was the first to list the Civil War 2-packs, the ones with the exclusive battle-damaged Captain America and “Civil War version” Falcon. I knew nothing about these; just came up on ’em in the store.
And that’s exactly what happened today while I was out furiously turning over every rock for a chance at Nebula or Mantis. It was at Toys R Us, but it wasn’t over there with the Hot Wheels and most of the other Character Cars. It wasn’t even over in the “Marvel area” where they still keep those comic book 2-packs and Civil War and Age of Ultron 2-packs. Instead, it managed to catch my eye while in the midst of bunch of action figures…
Alright alright, it may not be as mind-blowing as find a Bodhi car or Lex Luthor, but it is kinda neat. The Groot Go-Kart is the same one we see singly, but Rocket Raccoon sports a distressed, battle-damaged look.
I was really excited to get to the back of the card and see what other new 2-packs might be out there or soon on their way, but nada, just the bio text for Rocket and Grroot is all we get.
So that’s it! Add a Battle-Damaged Rocket Raccoon to the ranks! I got one for myself and a few extras to peddle on eBay, so it’ll be fun to see what happens over the next few days.
So, dear readers, why do you make of this newest inclusion? Kinda random if I do say so myself!