No one could have anticipated charmed and captivated they’d be by the performance of a certain tree when Marvel’s blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters this summer. Though he perhaps had the fewest lines, love for Groot grew strong among viewers thanks in part to an unbearably cute dance scene that played as the credits rolled.
The scene was so huge it inspired its own meme, known as “Grooting,” and fans many were left to wonder when they’d be able to get their hands on an adorable dancing baby Groot of their own. Some were so impatient they took to crafting their own version of the dancing sapling.
Thankfully, Marvel wised up to the wants of its devotees and unveiled an official dancing baby Groot that shimmies and shakes just like his big-screen counterpart. The officially licensed tchotchke will be available for purchase just in time for the holidays in December for $14.99, a nominal price for such adorableness. The KIDdesigns product even has a built-in speaker that plays the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.”
So this Christmas, cast away your tacky singing Santas and let Groot take center stage at your holiday party.