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Now, while all of ' ever-popular entries in the have contained , it's worth noting that none have generated quite so much egg-related enthusiasm as 's . Heck, fans are so invested in discovering every last secret hiding in that film at this point that we're still looking for Easter Eggs now, two and a half years after the film hit theaters.

With set to hit theaters in just a few short months, then (set your appropriately vintage Casio alarm clocks for May 5, everyone), it's surely worth getting our collective Easter Egg-hunting muscles in gear. Which makes it all the more helpful that:

The First 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' Easter Egg Has Finally Arrived

Y'see, it turns out that the latest trailer for the film — which you can check out for yourself just above — comes complete with a not-so-subtle nod to 's 1980s boyhood.

Take a closer look at the trailer's first few shots for a second — specifically at what is holding while the team waits to confront the monstrous Abilisk:

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' [Credit: Marvel Studios]

Recognize it?

Well, if you were a kid in the late '70s or '80s, there's a pretty good chance that a glimmer of recognition is already brewing somewhere. Y'see, that there gadget isn't, as it turns out, a cunningly effective Rocket Raccoon-designed tool for more efficient galaxy saving. Instead, it's something far more terrestrial:

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' [Credit: Marvel Studios]

Specifically, a Mattel Classic Football Handheld Game.

Which, for anyone who's never known a football simulator less sophisticated than Madden NFL 12, was what people back in the '70s and '80s considered an entirely legitimate — and, briefly, super modern — form of entertainment.

What it isn't, though, is an especially effective form of defense against one of these things...

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' [Credit: Marvel Studios] who the hell knows what Star-Lord has planned. Presumably, he's just sticking with that whole "Irresponsible Space Hipster" vibe he's got going on, and is hanging around playing an archaic video game while waiting for a fight.

Either that, or Rocket really has turbo-charged that thing in some way, and that Abilisk is in even more trouble than the rest of the trailer suggests.

What do you think, though? Is that there Handheld Football Game hiding something? Let us know below!



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