Following the huge success of it’s The Child Animatronic Edition, Hasbro has unveiled a new Baby Yoda animatronic toy that features the character’s love for snacking.
Officially called Star Wars Galactic Snackin’ Grogu, the new toy is an upgraded version of Hasbro’s The Child Animatronic Edition, which won the Toy of the Year and the Innovative Toy of the Year categories at the Toy of the Year Awards ceremony last month.
Inspired by Grogu’s cutest moments in season 2 of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, the new toy features adorable sounds, animated motions, and interactive accessories that highlight the character’s eating habits.
The Galactic Snackin’ Grogu includes four interactive accessories: a blue cookie, a bowl of soup with a squid-like creature, a spoon, and a shifter knob. When one of these objects is placed in his hand, the child will react with animations and sound effects. Additionally, when an accessory is put in his mouth, Baby Yoda will let you know if he likes it or not.
Standing over 9 inches tall, the Galactic Snackin’ Grogu figure features a head, ears, and arms that move, and eyes that open and close. When patted on the head three times, the child activates a 2-handed Force animation, in which he will mimic channeling the Force. Baby Yoda also lets you know when he wants to be picked up and held by raising his both arms.
“We saw Grogu eating his way through the galaxy in season 2 of The Mandalorian on Disney+ and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring those memorable moments to life,” Vickie Stratford, senior design director at Hasbro, told StarWars.com. “We looked at a lot of different ways to interact with the character and the concept of snacking opened up many fun ideas for our design and development team to create an all-new interactive experience. We are really excited to see kids enjoy Grogu’s different reactions to his snacks when they place the interactive accessories in his hand. Their hearts will melt when Grogu lifts his arms up to be held. We can’t wait to see that!”
Priced at $79.99, the Star Wars Galactic Snackin’ Grogu is now available for preorder at Entertainment Earth with shipping slated for December. Watch a promo video of the toy below: