The Vintage Collection
Item No.: Asst. E5912 No. F1900
Includes: Stand, 3-piece pram egg, frog
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: February 2021
Appearances: The Mandalorian
Bio: Grogu, known to many simply as "the Child," was a male Force-sensitive Mandalorian foundling that belonged to the same species as Jedi Grand Master Yoda and Jedi Master Yaddle. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The pram, out of the box, is substandard. The 2-part lid doesn't quite fit in the base without warping, and it's possible boiling water or a hair dryer could fix it but I haven't tried it yet (nor should we have to.) Things like this need to fit perfectly, otherwise they can't close. It's a little light on deco - the three squares in the front are unpainted - but you do get some orange marks and some simulated scuffing. It's OK, but I wouldn't call it impressive. For $13 I would expect a better form fit or even an alternate pram that's permanently closed. It's a clever design, but since it can't shut well I won't say it's particularly great. I'm sure this more flexible plastic was used for safety purposes - otherwise this thing could shatter of you dropped it funny.
The figure was previously sold as an accessory, and it's possible that was the best way to get him - as a $5 extra, he's a delight. (And still seems expensive.) At $13, it's far from the best bang for the Baby Yoda buck - those collectible figures are bigger and cheaper. The 6-inch scale figure ain't bad. There's a figure that was a full 6-inches tall with marvelous glassy eyes for $20. Because fans demanded it, I am happy Hasbro produced this release - we would not stop asking for it otherwise. Now we got it. Now we can move on.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,792: March 25, 2021