From the Dragon website:
Dragon Models and DART (Dragon Advanced Research & Technology) are excited to introduce our latest innovation in 3D technology, Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy "Action Hero Vignettes" in 1/9 scale. Pre-painted and with just the snap of a few parts, you can have a highly detailed desktop display of your favorite hero!
A hybrid between a display figure and a kit, Dragon brings you the best of both worlds. The use of model kit techniques allow us reproduce the intricate details and sharp lines to maximize the usage of the official 3D character scans. The use of the static display concept ensures that there are no cooling lines on the torsos and no visible ball joints that are prominent in most "action" figures. Additionally, the figures are set in a Marvel suggested pose so that the body portions won't be deformed when the poses are changed.