We’ve yet to visit any planets on The Mandalorian where it’s snowing. But maybe it’s just that none of the scenes so far have taken place in the wintertime. Regardless, I think The Child aka Baby Yoda aka Grogu would enjoy catching snowflakes on his little tongue in between gulping down frog eggs. If you like the idea of a snowy Baby Yoda too, then check out this official Star Wars The Child Glitter Globe.
The collectible is based on Grogu’s hover pram, only he’s inside of a crystal clear bubble. It’s sort of like a space helmet, only filled with water and shiny, snow-like glitter. I wonder if it’s cold inside there. And how does he breathe? I guess we could ask that question about every planet in the Star Wars universe. It seems like there’s oxygen, or whatever these characters breathe, readily available in the proper amount from Tatooine to Hoth. But I digress. Isn’t Baby Yoda just the cutest?
The Child Glitter Globe sells for $89.99 (or one ingot of Beskar Steel) from The Bradford Exchange. It’s currently sold out, but they expect to start shipping again in late November, just in time for the Christmas rush.
It doesn’t matter what the product is, if it’s Mandalorian-themed, people are going to buy it. Case in point: this Chia Cat Grass Planter featuring Grogu with the egg canister he wanted to eat from so badly. Did anybody else wonder what those giant eggs tasted like? I mean Grogu made them look pretty good.
Of course, these Chia Pets are in addition to the already existing Grogu in hover stroller one. Hey, you can never have too many Mandalorian Chia Pets – that’s my motto. Granted it’s not a very good motto, but I’m still going to get the tattoo because I’m committed.
LEGO Group’s first-ever LEGO CON kicked off with some interesting builds and a behind-the-scenes look at the set creation process. There were some latest creations like the LEGO Ideas Foosball Table and the Minecraft world’s Modern Treehouse. What caught our eye are the three Star Wars sets depicting the highlighting scenes from season 2 of The Mandalorian. They will go on sale from August 1, so LEGO and Star Wars fanatics will have to wait a while before getting their hands on one. The latest LEGO sets include the Moff Gideon’s Imperial Light Cruiser (which I’m surely going to add to the collection), Imperial Armored Marauder, and the bounty hunter Boba Fett’s Starship.
The highlight of them all is the Imperial Light Cruiser (75315) which comes with a bridge (doubles as a handle for flying action), large spring-loaded shooters, and dual mini TIE Fighters. How could the LEGO set not have the main leads – that’s why it also comes with The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda minifigures along with the infamous villain Moff Gideon, Fennec Shand, Cara Dune, and the Dark Tropper too. Carrying a price tag of $160, the LEGO set has 1,336 pieces in total. Truly the fans will get a unique opportunity to create the iconic scenes from the Disney Plus hit series. According to LEGO, “The Mandalorian’ fans can recreate epic hero versus villain battles from Season 2 with the first-ever Lego brick-built model of the Imperial Light Cruiser.”
The set has cool weapons like the Mandalorian’s Amban phase-pulse blaster and spear to emulate the realism of the nostalgic inter-galactic era. Moff Gideon’s Darksaber for hero vs. villain play makes things even more exciting. Add to the mix 2 thermal detonators and electro binoculars, and LEGO fans are in for a treat in these not-so-certain times. Yes, what better than to create the Imperial Light Cruiser while having a quaint weekend at home!
Because Star Wars merchandise makes money hand over Mandalorian fist, Hasbro is releasing an $80 Galactic Snackin’ Grogu (affiliate link) this year in time for Christmas. The 9-inch interactive toy has over 40 sound and movement combinations and responds differently to the four interactive accessories included (bowl with tentacles, cookie, shifter knob, and spoon). I can already imagine the fights breaking out at Walmart and Target.
So, Hasbro decided not to include frog or giant frog egg accessories. That’s disappointing. However, it does present the opportunity for me to make my own and start selling them on eBay and Etsy in time to cash in on Grogu mania.
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