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Do you know what happens tomorrow? The stellar hit Guardians of the Galaxy will be released to the cosmos on DVD and Blu-ray. I’m especially excited because it’s the only Marvel movie we didn’t get a chance to see at the theater this year and I’m itching to be a little more in the know when it comes to Groot, the Star-Lord, and the rest of the group.
We may not have caught the movie yet but each of us already has a favorite part or line thanks to all of the trailers and teaser clips that have been shown. Like the famous Dancing Groot. Watching that led me to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, also known as “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” (yep, a mixed tape. Oh the awesome). Listen to a few of those songs and you’ll have no problem understanding why Groot needed to get his groove on.
I’ve really tried to be one of those “no more toys until Christmas!” people. (Really. Don’t let my husband try and tell you otherwise.) But we found some of the toys on display at Walmart and, well, how can you say no to a raccoon with a rocket?
I have a plan! I have part of a plan!
I did know that if we were going to do a few of the Guardians of the Galaxy toys that I didn’t just want to hand them over. I wanted to have a little fun with it and make it more of an activity. So I put on my thinking cap and amid dreams of sugarplums I thought, “Hey, I’ll make a space-themed treasure map!”
And then I woke up. And realized that while I’m crafty, I’m not sure I’m that crafty (there may have also been some lamenting about paying more attention in science class when I was younger). Pursuing the idea a little longer, though, and I came up with a Hansel & Gretel-style trail of space debris.
Space debris is super-easy to make. You just take aluminum foil and crumple it up. That’s it. Then use them to create a trail to wherever you’re housing your Guardians of the Galaxy goodies.
While Bubbles was having a bath, the “meteorite”, a.k.a. “stocking of awesome”, landed leaving behind a trail of space debris. With the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack as background music for our “space walk”, Bubbles was able to find the impact site and excavate her new friends.
As big Disney Infinity fans I was excited that Disney Infinity 2.0 has so many of the Marvel characters. So of course when I saw the Groot figurine tucked in among the display, I had to include him in our fun. And from December 7th through December 13th if you buy the Groot, Drax, or Rocket Raccoon figure at Walmart the cashier will give you a $5 gift card.
When you pop in to get a copy of the Guardians of the Galaxy DVD tomorrow (because you know you want a copy with an exclusive character O-sleeve) be sure to get your Disney Infinity 2.0 figures and some of the fun toys, too! Oh and the exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy ZinePak, too, which comes with the soundtrack, a 64-page magazine with cast & crew interviews, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and trivia, and a custom mix tape laptop decal.