Friday, February 5, 2016

Star Wars Rebels Sabine Eachez Vinylmation

Star Wars Rebels Sabine Eachez Vinylmation | Anakin And His Angel

FINALLY! The last member of the Ghost Ship Crew, Sabine Wren, will be available for $14.95 on February 12th at Disneyland's D-Street and at Disney World's Disney Springs Pin Traders. All Disney Vinylmation Eachez are limited edition (usually around 1500). Sabine without her helmet is the common (9 out of 10) while Sabine with her helmet is the variant chaser (1 out of 10).

Star Wars Rebels Sabine Eachez Vinylmation | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Rebels Sabine Eachez Vinylmation | Anakin And His Angel

Thanks to Vinylmation World for the heads up!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Star Wars Haul

I've purchased and received quite a few new Star Wars items in the last month and thought I'd do a little haul showcasing said items. By no means am I trying to brag, I simply just want to share the Star Wars love and let you all know about some merchandise you may not have heard about. Let's get started!

Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

I've been eyeing Alex & Ani bracelets for some time but always just assumed they would be too big for my wrist. Well, I found out they are adjustable after a dear friend of mine gifted me one for my thirtieth Birthday. It was then I decided I needed one of the Star Wars bracelets! I chose the Imperial Logo in Silver and absolutely love it! These bracelets are so quaint and perfect and look amazing stacked together. There are more Star Wars bracelets coming out including a BB-8 but no word on when they will be released yet. I am hoping they'll eventually make Darth Vader too!

Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

Call me crazy, but I've been really wanting a memory game! I loved them as a kid and I've had this urge for a while to buy one. My mom found this On-The-Go Star Wars Battle Matching Memory Game for $3 at Target. You have the option of playing the traditional way or the slightly more intense way where you can battle your opponent for their matches! This is the Old Trilogy version which includes the Emperor's Royal Guard, a rarity these days! I've also seen a TFA version on Amazon.

Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

Another friend of mine totally surprised me with a Star Wars pouch, note pad, and letter set she ordered from Japan! If you didn't know, I'm obsessed with merch from Japan. I think their Star Wars and Disney products are super cute and regularly search through pages of items on eBay to see what's new. Isn't the print adorable? You can find this Star Wars collection on the Disney Store Japan website.

Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

So many of my friends on Twitter were talking about the new Star Wars Art Therapy Book and I became so intrigued by it I went and picked it up at Michael's. It's full of intricate art featuring characters from the OT and PT. I recently opened up about anxiety in this post and have definitely been finding this form of coloring relaxing. Apparently there are many other Art Therapy coloring books sold in stores and I never knew about them. It's such a positive and natural way to aid in making yourself relax!

Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

I've been a fan of Casey Maute's extraordinary buttons since she first started making them. All her buttons are $3.00 each and are of the highest quality, you'd think they were actually from Disneyland! Thanks to my mom, I recently added another to my collection. This is one of her new Star Wars buttons featuring Rey and BB-8! You can find all of Casey's Star Wars buttons on this page of her shop.

Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

It's no secret that I'm a sucker for blind boxes/bags but I had no idea there were The Force Awakens 2 Pack Eraseez Puzzle Erasers. There are 8 characters to collect, and though I'm not sure how much they are, I've seen them at Target with the trading cards near the check out aisles. I was given this First Order Stormtrooper and I literally had to assemble his arms. Poor guy.

Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

I seem to mostly have regular tops within my Star Wars wardrobe and was really in need of some long-sleeved options that were a bit warmer. This Darth Vader sweatshirt from Target is a lighter sweatshirt that is so comfortable, I've worn it about four times in four weeks! It's available in wide range of sizes too! I can't wait to style it and do another OOTD!
(Size X-Small - XX-Large here) | Size 1X - 3X here).


Star Wars Haul | Anakin And His Angel

Last, but not least are these Story of Darth Vader playing cards. Jason and I have been married seven years and have never really owned a proper set of cards. Yeah, don't ask. But as far as I'm concerned, these are the only way to go!

Have you heard or seen any of these items? Which is your favorite?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots

Star Wars Tsum Tsum Release Date & Photos | Anakin And His Angel

The official glam shots for the Star Wars OT character Tsum Tsums have been released and they are unbelievably adorable! As reported before, the OT set will be available in Disney Stores and on the Disney Store website February 16th for $5.95 each. There will also be medium ($14.95) and large ($24.95) versions of some of these characters, though we don't know which ones yet. Also, be on the look out tonight as there should be another official announcement on the Disney Store website along with the March Tsum Tsums releases!

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Thanks to DisneyTsumTsum.com and Yahoo for the information and photos!

UPDATE

DisneyTsumTsum.com has posted photos of all the medium ($14.95) and large ($24.95) Star Wars Tsum Tsums characters that will also be released on February 16th. Look below!

MEDIUM

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

LARGE

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel

UPDATE: 2/2/2016

New photos have surfaced on the US and UK Disney Store websites this morning! Please note: The UK banner states the medium and large Tsum Tsums will be released separately on the 23rd of February while the US dates for all the new Tsum Tsums is still February 16th. Also, the UK banner shows a medium sized Boba Fett. He wasn't included in the original medium and large glam shot announcement yesterday so hopefully we will see him in the US as well!

Star Wars OT Tsum Tsum Official Release Date & Glam Shots | Anakin And His Angel
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UPDATE: 2/2/2016

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A medium sized Boba Fett has been spotted on new Japan marketing. Boba Fett was also included in UK marketing but has yet to be included in any US announcements.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Force Awakens & Anxiety

The Force Awakens & Anxiety | Anakin And His Angel
(Photo from The Force Awakens Storybook due out in April)

Fear of the unknown and making choices are often arduous situations for people with anxiety to think about and deal with. Of course, there are many different forms of anxiety but I know for some of us the uncertainty of the future and the pressures of making important decisions can be extremely difficult to get through. In those moments I know I have felt drained, depressed, scared, and worried. I've shaken uncontrollably, I've cried, I've not been able to sleep or think straight, and probably the scariest of them all, I've had heart palpitations. I constantly want to be in control of my surroundings and know that everything is going to be ok. But that's not how life works. Sometimes things are thrown at us that we have to deal with. Most of the time I've been ok in the end but there are some things that I know I can't do again. And that's ok. We need to make decisions that are best for ourselves ALL THE TIME and not worry about everyone around us or what they'll think or say.

By now, you're probably wondering how The Force Awakens and anxiety could even relate to each other. I wondered myself until about my third viewing of of the film when I saw something in Rey that I have seen in myself. A lot of fans have spoken highly of the scene when Rey force grabs the lightsaber from the icy snow. I loved it as well and thought the music was so fitting for that pivotal moment. But I don't think it struck me as it did until a couple more viewings. I began to cry as I recognized the fear in her facial expressions. Watching her questionably bring her other hand forward to properly grasp the lightsaber and holding it upright to make her declaration is a perfect example of the hesitance and mind-boggling worry and uncertainty of taking that next step.

I'm not stating that Rey has anxiety as fact, but I don't think anyone can deny that she was indeed afraid. We had previously seen her distraught when she first came into contact with the lightsaber. The visions and memories that haunted her were the last things she ever expected to see and her conversation with Maz Kanata was definitely not what she wanted to hear but knew to be true. She was scared and didn't want to move on from what she was comfortable with, waiting on Jakku for her family. But standing there in front her was the dark figure she had faced before just waiting to take out his final opponent. She knew what had to be done in that moment no matter how anxious it made her to ignite the lightsaber. Remember, she never wanted to touch it again! But there would be no turning back. Rey does what is right and she is portrayed as one who can take care of herself. She doesn't give up without a fight and she had her trusty staff to aid her in battle several times before as we've read in Before The Awakening. But this was all a very new experience. Not only was she unfamiliar with the skills Kylo Ren possessed but her weapon was also very foreign to her. Even with these uncertainties, she made the choice to stand up and fight! And in the end, when hope seemed lost, we see Rey remember that there is something bigger than her. The Force. She composes herself, focuses, and conquers! As soon as she grasped the lightsaber, she displayed an incredible amount of bravery and though she stumbled in the beginning, she defeated Kylo Ren in the long run. It's a very powerful scene and I think it sets such an amazing example and makes her character all the more inspiring.

Just as Rey was reminded of the force, I have to remind myself that there is someone who is bigger than me in this world. He has and will get me through my worst battles like the force guided Rey. Many people like myself deal with anxiety, depression, fear, stress, you name it. There's nothing wrong with us. Everyone has different battles and we're not alone in facing them. We must have faith, take one day at a time, and be brave like Rey! WE CAN CONQUER!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Smuggler's Bounty Resistance Unboxing

Smuggler's Bounty is the first and only official Star Wars subscription box by Funko. For $25 (plus S+H) you'll receive a handful of fantastic collectibles, some which are exclusive to the box. If you're a Star Wars fan and a collector, this is the box for you! I received the first box which was First Order themed in November and absolutely loved it! I'm a huge collector of Funko Pops so I went a bit wild over the two that were included (a chrome plated Captain Phasma and a variant TIE Fighter Pilot). Needless to say, there was no hesitancy in getting the Resistance themed box in January. I decided to record the unboxing since I didn't get to with the first one. Please don't watch if you are still waiting for your box and don't want to know what's inside as I go through and talk about everything!


If you've missed out on the first two boxes and want to get it on the fun, you can sign up for the Cantina box which debuts in March on the Smuggler's Bounty website.