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With two boys, we often take trips out of this world during the course of our week. From trips to outer space, orbiting around life’s galaxy or finding new ways to spy the moon, we love exploration! Even better, throw in some superheroes and now you’ve rocketed into mom stardom! The Blu-Ray/DVD/HD release of Guardians of the Galaxy on December 9th (TOMORROW) has us star-gazing and wondering how we can defeat the world’s intergalactic evil. In preparation, I’m setting the boys up for a great Christmas traveling with their favorites – Groot, Drax and Rocket Raccoon!
One of the first steps to creating an amazing adventure is heading out to Walmart and looking for the in-store stackable display for all things Guardians of the Galaxy. While the DVD won’t be available until December 9th, there are still plenty of great options to make this Christmas one of the best yet. Make sure to even out the toy gift-giving – you wouldn’t want to start an epic space battle!
I picked up the Milano Starship (which includes lights and battle sounds) + shooting missiles means it is right up our alley! While the Starship already includes Star-Lord (oh, hello, Chris Pratt), I picked up another set of the small characters so they could each have their own. Add in Gamora and some battle gear and they are gearing up for a big fight! We can’t forget Groot or Rocket Raccoon, so add them in there and you have almost the entire team assembled!
The movie’s big release has set plans into motion for a space adventure on Christmas morning – A Guardians of the Galaxy Treasure Hunt! The rules are simple and can be modified based on whatever you have in your own house. Make sure you require those little astronauts to do every step! Lead them on a wild orbit around the house and through the Christmas fare, ending with the Guardians of the Galaxy gear that you picked up. In our case, the coveted Milano Starship.
Step 1. Start at the Christmas tree. Star-Lord awaits the troopers and gives the first command.
Step 2. Gamora has you seeing green. Find the next clue in the room YOU keep clean (their bedroom. Hopefully, it’s clean).
Step 3. The Nova Corps Officer keeps things in order. Find him downstairs where mommy is a hoarder (this might need some help from daddy).
Step 4. Rocket Raccoon keeps you connected with the furry bunch. Head to the place where mommy gets your lunch.
Step 5. Surprise! Don’t forget this is an outer space race. Groot awaits you in the place you wash your face!
Step 6. The treasure is almost yours. Hold on tight! You just might find a special prize under the living room light.
Surprise! You win!
Watch as they tear the wrapped gift to shreds and play with their new characters and toys in sheer madness! Wrap up the Blu-Ray/DVD/HD for your husband (who’s really a boy at heart) and watch to your heart’s content Christmas morning while the boys play.
Have Disney Infinity Game Lovers? Walmart will give you a $5 gift card if you buy any of the Guardians of the Galaxy figures: Groot, Drax, or Rocket Raccoon! From 12/7 – 12/13, when you buy one of these Disney Infinity 2.0 figures, receive a $5 Walmart gift card instantly! Sounds like the perfect Christmas gift to put money BACK into your pocket! I would have picked these up for my boys, but received secret knowledge that someone else in our family has already checked those of the boys’ Christmas lists. You could also end your space adventure at your video game system if the characters are your big hurrah!
Don’t forget to head back to pick up the Blu-Ray/DVD/HD of Guardians of the Galaxy when it becomes available in Walmart stores. It includes an exclusive character O-sleeve, exclusive music zinepack and a 64 page magazine with cast and crew interviews, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and trivia PLUS a custom “cassette” laptop decal. I can’t wait to pick ours up tomorrow since I pre-ordered at my local store! Add in the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack as a stocking stuffer and you’re all set!