The Retro Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. F0937 No. F2023
Includes: Frog, pram, stand, peg
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: April 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 hovering carriage is arguably too nice. I'm a big fan of Kenner vehicles, and one thing you didn't see in Star Wars was a painted interior. This one has shiny black upholstery, which seems completely overdone given that this would likely have been unpainted as an actual vintage-era toy. The snap-on lid is nice, and the whole thing is based on the Season 1 Finale rebuild of this transport. It looks fine - a little simpler than Hasbro's other offerings, but nothing about it particularly says "retro." Of note, the peg to the dirt stand looks sort of like a LEGO Technic piece. It's spacious and there's plenty of room for the kid and his frog.
It's $3 cheaper than the Vintage Collection release and arguably exactly as good. I'd say you'll buy whatever you find, and these retro guys are arguably more satisfying than anything else Hasbro has done lately. This isn't to say they're doing a bad job - but how can anyone compete with new toys from the line I grew up with? Get it if you dig it, it's fun and arguably $10 worth of entertainment.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,819: May 27, 2021