Fast forward to now, I'm sitting here in my home office surrounded by Lego Star Wars, lightsabres and little baby Grogu looking down on me from the shelf he's spent the last 9 months. I'd not realised I hadn't written a review so I thought I'd better right that wrong.
Now, for a youngster this would be a superb gift. I'm not entirely sure a youngster would have been allowed to watch the Mandalorian, but that's a different argument. For an adult, the wrong side of 40, it's an endulgement. It's a silly little ornament that you press its head and it does a Force sound, giggles a few times and waves its hands around. It's childish....but c'mon it's baby Yoda!! You need it in your life.
My dog would disagree. She hates it and runs off every time I operate it. But I love it. Grogu has sat over my shoulder on every business video call I've made over the last 8 months. He'll sit there quiet for weeks on end until, just for the heck of it, I'll give his head a tap and see that the Force is still strong in him.
It's expensive, it doesn't do much, the speaker is a bit low-rent, but it's an animated Grogu. Shut up and take my money.