Tuesday, August 22, 2017


** Thanks to Marvel Studios for sponsoring this post **

Grab some snacks and get ready to enjoy an incredible sci-fi adventure!  Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is now available to add to your home video library on 4K Ultra HDBlu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.  The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage in this cosmic adventure.

Set to a soundtrack of music compiled from a mixtape of Peter Quill's favorite songs from his youth, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 provides audiences with a sonic backdrop of awesomeness as they watch the movie.  What if everybody had a mixtape serving as a soundtrack for their life's adventures based upon your favorite songs while growing up?  Inspired by the great music incorporated into the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, I've created my own AWESOME MIXTAPE playlist on Spotify filled with songs from my adolescence to serve as a soundtrack for the adventures I'm having now with my kids as a dad:

We haven't flown off to explore the outer regions of the cosmos, but my kids have had lots of fun adventures in our backyard inspired by comic book stories.  While Guardians of Galaxy is a science fiction adventure it is also based upon Marvel comic book characters and stories.  Comic books have been a great inspiration for getting my kids engaged in imaginative play.

 Speaking of comic book heroes!  My daughter was thunderstruck by the chance to meet Thor and being challenged to take Mjolnir away from him.  We weren't able to take the great war hammer with us home as a souvenir because she couldn't budge it but the moment provided a life long memory.

It may not seem too adventurous but simply playing in the rain has provided some exciting times.  Have you ever sung and danced in a rain shower?  It really will put a smile on your face!

That time the dinosaur chased us! Can you walk the dinosaur?  Today's technology and special effects have provided us some spectacular opportunities that I could have only imagined as a kid.

The twins were apprehensive at first about riding thrill rides at amusement parks and carnivals, but once they rode a roller coaster for the first time they were hooked.  Now they can't get enough of spinning around and around.

Visiting car shows is something we regularly do rain or shine year after year.  My kids favorite cars are hotrods like the ones the band ZZ Top featured in their music videos.  We'll often doubleback to check out impressive ones we really like multiple times while wandering around.

I really want my kids to experience places that are both entertaining and educational.  We've been to numerous battlefields, museums, science centers, and zoos over the years.  It has become a family tradition to stop at these types of places no matter where we are going on vacation.

Some of our best times together as a family have just been enjoying the splendors of nature whether it has been taking a hike through a local nature trail or going on a trek to a national park.  Make time to enjoy sunsets and natural spaces as you walk through life.

I'm a passionate Detroit Tigers fan. Sharing being a fanatic and enjoying a visit to the ballpark to cheer on the team with my kids have been some very special times for me as a dad.  Whether it is playing catch in the backyard or watching a game together I'm so glad my kids have adopted my love of the game of baseball.

Going to the movies to see a film on the big screen is one of our favorite treats when it comes to a family outing on the town.  We always go a bit overboard with the sugary snacks enjoying frozen soda drinks, buttered popcorn and candy when going out to see a movie.  Our whole family LOVED seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the theater.  We are so excited to be able to see it over and over again now with the movie out on home video.

So that's my AWESOME MIXTAPE inspired by Star Lord's selections in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? It appears that Peter Quill and I grew up on the planet Earth around the same period of time from our mixtape selections.   I hope you liked my own mixtape containing favorite songs from my youth. Please enjoy it on Spotify:

Additionally, to share my enjoyment of the music from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I have a very special giveaway opportunity for A Geek Daddy readers.  Courtesy of Marvel Studios, A Geek Daddy is giving away a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 prize pack.  It includes the movie on Blu-ray, a CD of the soundtrack, a sound machine toy, puzzle, Baby Groot plush and Funko Rocket bobblehead figure.  Who wants it?!

To enter to win this great prize complete the entries below before 11:59 pm on Tuesday September 11, 2017.  Must be a U.S. resident over 18 years old to be eligible to win.

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So which songs do you think we'd find on mixtapes for Guardians of the Galaxy like Baby Groot, Rocket, Drax, Gamora and Yondu? Think the Star Wars "Cantina Song" would make any of those mixtapes? What songs would you include in your very own AWESOME MIXTAPE?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is rated PG 13 for sequences of science fiction actions and violence, adult language, and brief suggestive sexual content.  In the movie, Peter Quill (aka Star Lord) and the Guardians are hired by a powerful alien society, the Sovereign, to protect an energy supply threatened by an interdimensional monster. When Rocket steals the items they were tasked with guarding, the Sovereign chase after the Guardians looking for vengeance. This leads to a series of encounters that reunites Peter with his father. 

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  1. Being a child of the 70's the tapes as they are - are in fact, perfect! I am always raving about how great the sound track is. The entire movie - BOTH of them are inspiring and I just love the lessons we learn from them. I am so fanatical about Rocket and Groot. I had a wood carving 3 feet tall made of Groot that is in my entry way. Having Rocket carved next! Thank you so much for the chance.

  2. The soundtracks of both GOTG movies are so incredible. They're one of the best parts of the movies, in my opinion. They really make everything so much better.

  3. I just LOVE Guardians of the Galaxy. The soundtrack is fabulous as well. I just entered the giveaway!

  4. I'm glad it's now on DVD. We missed this movie when it was shown in theaters. I can't wait to get a copy.

  5. The sountrack on the movie is out of this world (excuse the pun!) The music really compliments the movie, but it's also great to listen to on its own. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. You are a super cool Dad. I am sure my son would love if my husband would take him there.

  7. It sounds like your kids had a great time helping you with this post. Your kids stomping in the puddles brings back so many memories of my days of playing in the puddles growing up after it rained.

  8. My husband and I loved Guardians of the Galaxy. It was such a great movie. We need to buy the first, as we only have the second one.

  9. This is such a cool post, I LOVE those songs and I'm sure you are such a cool Dad!! I would love to have done something like this ith my Dad when I was a kid.

  10. Yup, I've sung and danced in the rain when I was a little girl. It's one of those things that I loved to do with our neighbors. Those were the days. :) I love all those songs, btw.

  11. What a fun prize pack. I bet your kids love hanging out with you.