Surprise a Friend with Guardians of the Galaxy

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I am sure everyone has heard of Guardians of the Galaxy by now. It is my new favorite Marvel movie and I know so many others who feel the same.  I have held a party for every single Marvel movie movie release and every Blu-Ray/DVD/HD release like the Guardians of the Galaxy release December 9th. Especially since it will have some cool extras like an exclusive Character O-sleeve and exclusive music zinepack and a 64-page magazine with cast and crew interviews. It will also include exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and trivia PLUS a custom “cassette” laptop decal which I assume is to honor the ‘Awesome Mix.” To say that we are fans is such an understatement. I have a lot of Marvel fans in my life. Super fans. My friend Randy even got a Groot tattoo.

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I was so excited when I heard the movie was coming that I planned a super epic party. I had special themed drinks, I had GOTG themed snacks, and I thought I would have my best friend by my side. Well, it turns out she just HAD to have her baby 5 weeks early and baby Lydia was in the NICU during the time I wanted to have the party.  So she had to miss it. And we missed seeing Eddie Izzard perform.  It was a rough month but we got this little awesome 4 lb bundle out of it.

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Since she had to miss out on our epic Guardians of the Galaxy party, I thought I would bring the party to her with some fun GOTG themed merchandise. I think everyone should own this movie and my copy is coming at 10 am on the day it releases.  So will hers. Since I am an awesome friend and I love her, I threw together a gift basket of our favorite characters from the movie and her favorite snacks. She is going to be so surprised.


Do you have a Marvel fan in your life? Do they just LOVE Guardians of the Galaxy? What am I saying? Of course they do. These awesome toys and books are in a great display at Walmart right in the middle of the aisle in front of the toy section.  Some stores may be different though. It is a hodgepodge of amazing though.

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Even more awesome is the fact that from 12/7 to 12/13, you get a $5 Walmart gift card when you purchase a Groot, Drax or Rocket Raccoon figure for Disney Infinity 2.0. My son wants these for his game but I couldn’t get them while I was shopping with him because then he would know what I got him. I tried to get him to walk off but for the first time ever he was glued to me in the store.

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You can find eve more awesome toys like the ones I got my friend in the toy section at Walmart in the ‘Boy Toy’ section which is ridiculous. Super ridiculous. I love GOTG and I refuse to believe they are ‘boy toys.; I mean really.  They had a few other places where I found GOTG stuff like the book section and a small display of the bigger toys in the middle of the toy section. Its the picture on the right side.

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You can #OwntheGalaxy tomorrow!!! Tell me who your favorite character is in the comments!

Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 19, 11, and 8 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey, and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at [email protected] to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

34 thoughts on “Surprise a Friend with Guardians of the Galaxy”

  1. Believe it or not, I haven’t watched this movie. But it seems I already know the story.. from everything my friends share.

  2. I got this movie for my son for Christmas, this is a really good movie. My favorite is Peter Quill.

  3. My husband and I are both Marvel fans (minus the toys, of course) and we purchased the movie and it was a really good movie.

  4. I thought it was a great movie. Cant wait for no 2. I loved Groot. He didnt say a lot but his actions were selfless.

  5. I have never seen or read Guardians of the Galaxy. My husband’s a comic book guy, and he always kind of waved them off. Am I missing something epic? I guess I could give the movie a try!

  6. I must live under a rock, because I have never heard of it. I guess I will have to watch it and see what its all about.

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