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.
Do you remember the Tickle Me Elmo craze of Christmas 1996? My parents sure do. The temper tantrum I threw after not finding one under the tree was, as my dad painfully reminisces, “Apocalyptic,” and “Not of this world.” Man, you should have seen how fast he backed out of the driveway Christmas morning 2006 when I didn’t get a Wii!
[via The Verge]