THE MANDALORIAN Holiday Gift Guide – We Are Movie Geeks


THE MANDALORIAN Holiday Gift Guide

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Who doesn’t love The Mandalorian on Disney Plus. Here’s a few ideas for the holidays.

The force is strong with the new The Child Chia Pet from Star Wars’ “The Mandalorian”! Affectionately known as “Baby Yoda” to fans, The Child is now the cutest Chia Pet ever! And with even more exciting new Chia Pets and beloved classics, you’re sure to find a Chia Pet for everyone on your list.

Star Wars and The Clapper have joined forces to create the Darth Vader talking Clapper. Beautifully sculpted in the shape of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet, this talking Clapper will be sure to delight the Star Wars fan on your list. 

The Darth Vader Talking Clapper is a fun and easy way to turn on the lights, TV and other frequently-used appliances in your Empire with a simple clap of your hands. Just plug a lamp, a radio, or any other device into this cool Clapper in the design of Vader’s iconic black helmet, and switch it on and off with the power of your bare hands. The legendary Sith Lord speaks every time you trigger him, with quotes like: “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side.”

The Clapper has been celebrated by customers and pop culture for over 30 years. With the new Talking Clappers there is now a Clapper for everyone. Turning to the Light and Dark Side has never been so much fun.

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Also available is the ORIGINAL CLAPPER Sound-Activated Switch. Chia Pets are available in participating stores like Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Lowes, Target, and Walmart.

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The music for the show has been fantastic. For those who love film scores, this is a must-have.

Walt Disney Records releases the digital soundtrack from Season 2 of “The Mandalorian,” Lucasfilm’s multiple Emmy®-winning live-action series, streaming exclusively on Disney+. The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 1 (Chapters 9-12) digital album features score by Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® winning composer Ludwig Göransson (Tenet, Black Panther) and is available HERE.

The release will be followed by The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 2 (Chapters 13-16) digital album available on December 18.

Earlier this year, Göransson won his first Emmy for “The Mandalorian” “Chapter 8: Redemption” in the Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) category. For the first season of “The Mandalorian,” Göransson released eight full-length albums, one album per episode, with recurring themes throughout the season. This season, he will release the soundtrack in two volumes containing new musical themes, sounds and ideas.

The score and character themes feature instruments played by Göransson including the bass recorder, woodwinds, drums, guitars, piano and percussion. The organic elements from those instruments are then infused with tech sounds and a cinematic orchestra.

The Child in Lucasfilm’s THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+. © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

While pursuing his masters degree in film scoring at USC, Göransson met his other longtime collaborator, director Ryan Coogler, when he scored his short film, Locks. Over the next nine years, Göransson would score all three of Coogler’s feature films.

Much like iconic filmmaking duos Hitchcock and Herrmann or Spielberg and Williams, Coogler’s diverse filmography has allowed Göransson to show his range as a composer, writing understated melodies for Fruitvale Station, hyping up audiences for Creed, and infusing African percussion into his themes for Black Panther.  

Göransson has accumulated success in a variety of other films including the box office smash Venom and Pixar’s Inner Workings. In 2019, Göransson earned multiple awards and nominations for his score for Black Panther including a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack, and an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He won two Grammy Awards for his song “This is America”, which he co-wrote and co-produced with frequent collaborator Childish Gambino. 

Most recently, Göransson completed the score for Season 2 of The Mandalorian, LucasFilm’s first Star Wars live-action series helmed by director Jon Favreau, streaming exclusively on Disney+.  In September 2020, he won his first Emmy Award for his work on the series.  Göransson also composed the music for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which premiered late summer 2020.  In addition, he co-wrote and co-produced the songs for DreamWorks’ Trolls World Tour with Justin Timberlake, which exceeded expectations with its history-making digital releasein April 2020, racking up nearly $100 million in sales in just three weeks.

Plus there’s Mando Mondays.

DK Publishing will soon take you inside the world of The Mandalorian like never before. is thrilled to offer a first look at The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide, an image and info-rich deep dive into Emmy Award-winning Disney+ seriesFeaturing new details on the worlds, weapons, characters, and creatures of The Mandalorian, it’s sure to be a bounty well-worth tracking down. Check out the never-before-seen cover, sporting a striking image of the Mandalorian, below!

The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide cover

“It’s such a rich corner of the galaxy that The Mandalorian has revealed, and it’s exciting to be able to chronicle it in detail,” author Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group tells “DK is once again bringing their wonderful visual design work and showcasing the series as only they can.”

The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide arrives July 6, 2021, and is available for pre-order now.

After the latest episode of The Mandalorian every Friday, visit every Monday to see the latest and greatest products inspired by the series and join the conversation on social media using #MandoMondays.

Huge passion for film scores, lives for the Academy Awards, loves movie trailers. That is all.