Universe of Energy Parody Merchandise Released for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Brit Tuttle

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Rocket and Groot explore the Wonders of Xandar shirt and magnet

Universe of Energy Parody Merchandise Released for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

New Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind merchandise is available at EPCOT that parodies the 1985 comic book “Mickey and Goofy Explore the Universe of Energy.”

The sign for Treasures of Xandar, the exit gift shop for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

The new items are available at Treasures of Xandar in EPCOT, the Cosmic Rewind gift shop. So far, we’ve found a T-shirt and magnet.

Rocket and Groot Explore the Wonders of Xandar T-Shirt – $34.99

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind shirt

The front of the shirt is white. Printed on the left breast is a logo featuring Spaceship Earth and Star-Lord’s first ship, the Milano. The same logo is featured on other new Cosmic Rewind merchandise.

Guardians of the Galaxy and Spaceship Earth logo

The ship is orange with a blue circle representing the cockpit window. Rainbow stripes streak out from behind the ship over Spaceship Earth. The gray background is the seven-pointed shape of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s symbol.

Guardians of the Galaxy shirt neck

A strip of red taping in the neckline reads “Guardians of the Galaxy” and has the pavilion’s logo. The pavilion is known as the Wonders of Xandar, an “Other-world Showcase” pavilion as part of a cultural exchange with the Nova Corps capital planet, Xandar.

The Wonders of Xandar pavilion replaced the Universe of Energy pavilion, which opened with EPCOT in 1982. The attraction became Ellen’s Energy Adventure in 1996 before permanently closing in 2017 to make way for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Rocket and Groot explore the Wonders of Xandar shirt

On the back of the T-shirt is a rectangular poster-like design featuring cartoon versions of Groot and Rocket Raccoon outside the Wonders of Xandar pavilion. The text reads “Rocket and Groot Explore the Wonders of Xandar Presented by Nova Corps.” The current EPCOT logo and wordmark are in the top left corner.

Rocket and Groot explore the Wonders of Xandar design

The design is complete with the Nova Corps Star Blaster, the pavilion’s façade, and a Monorail in the background. It’s directly inspired by the cover of “Mickey and Goofy Explore the Universe of Energy,” seen below.

Mickey and Goofy Explore the Universe of Energy comic book cover
Image Source: Fandom

Groot and Rocket’s positioning even mirrors Goofy and Mickey. The comic, like the attraction, was presented by Exxon. It was originally available to purchase at Epcot Center.

Universe of Energy Parody Magnet – $12.99

Rocket and Groot explore the Wonders of Xandar magnet

The same “Rocket and Groot Explore the Wonders of Xandar” cover image is also available as a rectangular magnet. On the magnet, Groot and Rocket pop out from the background, which is slightly paler than them, for a three-dimensional appearance.

Rocket and Groot explore the Wonders of Xandar magnet close up

The alien lettering on the side of the packaging labels this as part of the “Broker’s Collection.” The Broker, a character from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is the in-story proprietor of the Treasures of Xandar gift shop.

How do you feel about this Epcot Center callback merchandise? Let us know in the comments.

Watch our full ride POV of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind below.

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