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After the success of The Avengers, the Marvel universe gained even more super heroes in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Take a trip through the adventure filled galaxy with your Walkman! Since its first appearance in the cinema, everyone has fallen in love with the Guardians.
The first we saw of them was in January 1969 in the “Marvel Super Heroes” comic series - but it didn’t stop there. In June 1990, they got their own comic book series, and then a live action version in the form of “Guardians of The Galaxy”.
Filming “The Guardians of the Galaxy”
If you can’t quite remember the Marvel film, here’s a little overview: Peter Quill (Christian Pratt) is still a child when his mother dies of cancer in 1988. Shortly before her death, she reveals to her little Peter that his father was “a being of pure light”. She gives him a gift before she dies. Peter, totally in despair (and now an orphan), runs away from the hospital only to be abducted by a star-ship.
So what happened to Peter? 26 years have passed and Peter, or Star-Lord, as he’s known, becomes a smuggler and a space marauder, belonging to Yondu Udonta’s gang - a ruthless Centaurian. Peter, too, seems more of an alien than a human. The only “earth-like” things he owns are the still unopened gift from his mother, a cassette featuring old pop music taped by her, and a Walkman. (I take it you still know what cassettes are, right?)
When Yondu takes on a quest to search for an orb from a city ruins, Peter is almost killed and he decides to betray his boss. He wants to give the authorities the orb himself, and doesn’t want to share the profit. What a stupid idea! Yondu follows him, places a bounty upon Peter’s head and the chase begins.
Whilst escaping with the orb, Peter comes across Gamora (Zoe Saldana), who wants it for herself, as well as the intelligent but selfish Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), the tree. They’re all after him, but mainly because of the bounty!
Peter, Gamora, Rocket and Groot become allies after the initial chase, and they go on to meet Drax (Dave Bautista) when Gamora is arrested. The five of them make up the “Guardians of the Galaxy” as they embark on their very own space adventure! Peter’s cassette and pop music are never far away...
Guardians of the Galaxy: wild raccoons and mix tapes
The film’s soundtrack is available as a CD or LP on the EMP Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise pages. Just put your feet up and go with the flow. And that’s not all... our Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise shop has every galactic goodie you could dream of.
How about Guardians of the Galaxy T-shirts? All sorts of clothing featuring Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon or Groot awaits you. We even have hoodies, jackets and accessories for those chilly days out in space, and you’ll find the right Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise to suit spring, summer and autumn too!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The wait is finally over! After an agonising 3 year wait for the sequel of this Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was finally released in cinemas. The Guardians yet again have their hands full if they want to save the galaxy. The famous five from the first film are back - the self-proclaimed Guardians of the Galaxy, made up of Peter Quill, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax.
Enemies turned allies, this family of friends travels space once again and discovers new corners of the galaxy - and just like in the first part, these five friends have to fight new and old enemies to save the galaxy from evil.
But these five guardians get a little help from their friends when trying to stop Thanos (Josh Brolin). We bet you can’t wait to see how they manage to save the universe from doom this time! Peter Quill has another surprise waiting for him in the second film when he meets his father after all these years.
You’ll have to watch to find out how that meeting goes... To make the suspense a bit more bearable, why not take a look at what’s available on the EMP Guardians of the Galaxy Online Shop? Watch time fly by with some Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise.
The intergalactic five strike back - Vol. 2 merchandise
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 merchandise is available, such as the collectable Guardians of the Galaxy Funko Pop! figures. Simply choose your favourite character from Star-Lord, Baby Groot and Rocket, kick back and enjoy the show. Or why not deck yourself out with merch and listen to Awesome Mix Vol. 2? Catch you in the galaxy.
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