The Keystone Quadrant is a handful of star systems sealed off from the rest of the galaxy by the Galacian Wall. One of the worlds in one of those systems is called Halfworld due to being evenly divided between a lush forested half and a heavily industrialized half. The industrial half entirely supports the citizens of the park-like other half, who are all the incurably insane members of a human splinter race taken off Earth millennia ago by the Goa'uld. Eventually, the Goa'uld shackles were thrown off and the humans came to rule their System Lord's small empire, and put the poor members of their society driven mad by that System Lord's evil experiments.
As Terran animals and flora had been taken from Earth as well, some animals were given human-level intelligence; and their bodies modified to better interact with the mad patients, commonly called the Loonies. It's not known how, but eventually the entirety of the sane society came to an end, and the Loonies and advanced animals became the sole inhabitants of the entire Keystone Quadrant.
It is into this situation that a raccoon named Rocket was born to loving parents (Rocket's parents were a raccoon and a snow leopard; the animals had been genetically altered to allow mixed-species reproduction to prevent inbreeding, but children take the outward appearance of the parent with whom they share gender).
Eventually, Rocket would grow and serve with distinguish in the Loonie Guard, and become captain of the starship Rack 'n' Ruin, with his first mate Wal Russ (a walrus, naturally). Indeed, after a series of notable actions, Rocket was promoted to be Halfworld's chief law officer ("ranger"), protecting the colony against all threats, off-world and on-.
At one point, Judson Jakes tried to steal the Halfworld Bible, but was thwarted by Rocket and the Hulk.
Later, Lord Dyvyne abducted Rocket's friend Lylla due to her great otter beauty, and Jakes began the Toy War in an attempt to produce the sole toys the Loonies would want, and thus come to rule them. As the Toy War escalated, a pirate by the name of Blackjack O'Hare teamed up with Rocket, and Rocket was reunited with Lylla. The Rack 'n' Ruin was destroyed in battle, as Judson Jakes and Lord Dyvyne teamed up to kill Rocket Raccoon. Rocket Raccoon and his friends cured the Loonies of their mental illnesses, as Judson Jakes and Lord Dyvyne were apparently killed. Rocket and the animals and the robots left Halfworld and took off into space for their own adventures.
Parts and Construction notes:
Rocket here was started a few months before the MU fig was announced, but languished a few months due to my frustration at 'wasted' effort and poor initial paintwork.
He's a bash of the TCW 'baby' Boba Fett's torso, pelvis, and arms down just past the elbows. His legs and the back of his head are from the VOTC Wicket the Ewok, with Wicket's legs forming Rocket's thighs and Wicket's arms forming the calves. The sockets between those pieces was built up with FixIt putty. The face, tail, and feet are from the Schleich adult male raccoon, with the Boba feet forming the ankle joints. The gloves and the swivel peg they attach to are from the Resolute CC fig.
The belt is mostly Boba's, with the CC sword and scabbard added on (after shortening them). The clasp making it easily removable is from the PoC FF vest. The belt pouches and placket are from MU Bucky, iirc about the pouches.
Rocket later joins the new Guardians of the Galaxy at the behest of his friend Starlord. It is he who suggests that the team adopt that moniker after hearing it mentioned by Major Victory.
Rocket Raccoon is a gifted military tactician; fearless, loyal, and insightful. It is also heavily implied that he has a case of obsessive compulsive disorder, but this may just be a friendly jibe from his Guardians team-mate Groot.
The back harness is also Boba's, and there's also supposed to be the Boba jetpack, but I think Liftoff kept that during the week I loaned Rocket to him. Or maybe one of his kids ate it.
The larger rifle and big-ass bazooka (Rocket is the Guardian's heavy weapons specialist, after all), and the pack it all hangs off are from either the male or female MicroMan Micro-Commander fig, I forget. The rifle can hang from the pack as well, enabling Rocket to carry all his gear at once, aside from the jetpack.
The delay in showing him off comes from a bout of frustration I had after Hasbro announced their fig, as I don't like 'wasted' effort and I wanted to see what their fig would be like. Altho their fig's tail stays on a lot better than the shoddy work I did adding in a Hasegawa pop'em ball and socket (as my fig's tail falls off more often than I say Mattel sucks), I gotta say I'm a lot happier with my fig than their's.
Especially since my good buddy Marcus Dark Horse painted him for me. Marcus did a stellar job on the paint, especially since my usual crap work was on there already. Mucho gracias, Marcus!