Sunday, April 19, 2015

Unexpected Star Wars Merchandise

Have you seen the fun new Star Wars merchandise that arrived in stores recently? There are many, many new items to surround fans in all things Star Wars.  Here are a few of my unexpected favorites.

Do you enjoy popcorn with your movies? Who doesn't,  right? Well, PopSecret had created four collectible popcorn buckets featuring Star Wars characters. The Yoda, Darth Vader, R2-D2, and Stormtrooper buckets each come with a single bag of microwave popcorn and are available for under $5. I recently received the R2-D2 bucket for my birthday.

General Mills is also getting in on the fun with a mini poster collection. Each specially marked box of General Mills cereal contains one poster celebrating a single film from the series.  There's also a special mini poster available only from Target that features all six films on one poster. (That's the one I chose.)

Finally, Band-Aid has created a series of four collectible tins to store your bandages. Each tin features a famous Star Wars spaceship: the Millennium Falcon, a Tie Fighter, an X-Wing Fighter, and the Death Star. I got the Death Star (because it was the only one available). It came with two boxes of Star Wars 20 count Band-Aids in two sizes and cost just under $5.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

Here's the newly released teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It looks amazing, with a bunch of new characters alongside familiar favorites. I especially like the voiceover from Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) saying " the Force is strong in my family" and the brief shot of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) saying, "Chewie, we're home."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in theaters on December 18, 2015. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Marvel's Avengers and Kelloggs

Would you be interested in a free ticket to see the Avengers? Well, if you enjoy eating Eggo waffles, you're in luck. Kellogg has two different offers for discount tickets to see Marvel's Avengers, arriving in theaters May 1, 2015. The first offer is for $6 off a ticket. To receive the discount, you have to purchase 3 boxes of specially marked Eggo waffles, all on one receipt. Then you take a photo of the receipt and email it to The photo must include the date and time, store name, and total and must be clear. Once approved, you'll receive a code to download a $6 off E-Movie Cash certificate toward an Avengers ticket. Photos must be submitted by 7/31/15, and there's a limit of three submissions per account. E-Movie Cash certificates are good through 8/31/15.

The second offer is even better. Just purchase a single 24 count, specially marked box of Eggo waffles at Wal-Mart. Take a photo of the receipt and email it to Once approved, you'll receive a code to download an E-Movie Cash certificate for up to $10 off a ticket to Avengers: Age of Ultron (or any other movie), which at many theaters will make your ticket free. You can submit up to three receipts for each email account, so you can treat the whole family to a free movie night. That's what I plan to do! Free tickets and a quick, inexpensive breakfast? Awesome, right?  The $10 off offer is only available for purchases made at Wal-Mart. Photos must be submitted by 7/31/15. E-Movie Cash certificates are good through 8/31/15 at participating theaters. To find a participating theater in your area, just visit this link.

Say you're just not into Eggo waffles, but you still want a free ticket. Well, if you're a Kelloggs cereal lover, you're in luck. It will be a bit more expensive, but if you enter 6 codes from specially marked boxes of Kelloggs cereals, you'll receive a code for an E-Movie Cash certificate worth up to $12 off a ticket to Avengers: Age of Ultron (or any other movie). The codes can be found in Apple Jacks, Cocoa Krispies, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini Wheats, Krave, Honey Smacks, and Rice Krispies. You can enter up to 30 codes for a total of 5 certificates. You must enter the codes by 12/21/15 and redeem them by 12/31/15. E-Movie Cash certificates are good until 1/31/16.

As free movie tickets weren't enough, there are also a few Avengers: Age of Ultron collectibles available from Kelloggs. First up, Avengers Flyers. They look like 7" frisbees, and I'm not sure what they're made out of, but the designs are pretty cool. They can be found in specially marked boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, and Rice Krispies. Check out this ridiculous commercial where a family becomes Avengers after finding the flyers in the cereal boxes.

Finally, if you love bobbleheads, especially the Funko POPVinyl variety, this last offer is perfect for you. Just purchase specially marked boxes of Poptarts; eligible flavors include Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Cherry, Chocolate Fudge (Bean's favorite), S'mores (Bean's second favorite), and Strawberry. One box equals one figure. Enter the code at Kelloggs Family Rewards and choose either Iron Man or Captain America. There's a limit of two characters per household, one of each figure. Alternatively, codes can be applied towards the $12 E-Movie Cash certificate offer.

No matter which offer you choose, be sure to enter the codes from all Kelloggs products at Kelloggs Family Rewards. You can use your points to earn free books, gift cards, products, discount coupons and much more.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tsum Tsum at Target

While browsing around my local Target yesterday,  I discovered something new: Target has started selling Tsum Tsums! I have recently become addicted to these mini, plush toys, so Bean and I were very excited to find them.  Previously,  I've only found these cute little critters at the Disney Store. The Tsum Tsum at Target have a tag explaining that the stackable plush were originally found only in Japan.  They have both the small and large Tsum Tsum in many different characters.  We saw Mickey and Minnie, Goofy and Pluto, Donald and Daisy,  Chip and Dale, Marie, Pooh, Piglet,  Eeyore, and Tigger, Stitch, and Lady and the Tramp. I chose Eeyore, with his adorable floppy tail, and Stitch, while Bean chose Marie. Which characters will you choose? The Tsum Tsum at Target cost $4.95, and currently are on an endcap display in the toy department.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Marvel's Ant Man Trailer

Marvel recently released a new trailer for Ant Man, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas. I love when she says she needs to teach him to punch! It looks like this movie is going to be a lot of fun.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Get Frozen at Disney World

Photo courtesy of Disney
Have you heard about all of the Frozen fun coming to Disney World this summer? It looks like it's going to be an icy blast! The "Coolest Summer Ever" starts June 17 and runs through September 7, 2015 at Hollywood Studios. There are several Frozen events to look forward to.

  • The Frozen procession is a parade featuring Anna and Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and the ice cutters and citizens of Arendelle parade through the park, stopping to sing "Let It Go" with guests along the way. 
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing Along. The Royal Historians of Arendelle share a humorous and song-filled retelling if the story of Frozen, with appearances by Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff. I had the chance to see this last fall and I absolutely loved it! The Royal Historians are hilarious and the entire audience sings along with the songs. It's rather amazing!
  • Olaf's Summer Cool Down. Cool off at the event stage with Olaf and perhaps some snow from his own personal flurry.
  • Hot Frozen Nights DJ Dance Party. Join DJ Chill for music and dancing at the event stage. You can request songs and share photos on social media, and they may be featured onscreen during the show.
  • Frozen Fireworks end the night as Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together for a fireworks as only Disney can make it, set to music from the film.
  • Frozen merchandise can be found throughout the park. Event-specific gear and Frozen inspired foods will be available, as well as special photo opportunities, Frozen decor and much more. 
Will you be celebrating the "Coolest Summer Ever"? What are you most looking forward to?