Horrifying Bootleg Grogu Looks Like a Gremlin

in Merchandise, Star Wars

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Credit: Warner Bros./Lucasfilm

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if Dobby from the Harry Potter movie franchise and Gizmo from Gremlins (1984) merged into a single comical — yet terrifying — creature, look no further than this “Baby Yoda” plush an unsuspecting customer purchased from the cut-price website, Wish.com.

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Twitter user, Fausto, shared a photo of the unfortunate looking bootleg Star Wars toy on social media yesterday, writing:

SMH [shaking my head] never ordering from wish again

Commenters almost immediately started posting their thoughts about the comically ugly version of Grogu.

Seleste responded — and we, quite frankly, have to agree:

LMFAOOOOO boy thats a gremlin

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Another Twitter user, Stef, asked the question on all of our minds, posting simply:

Why he look like that

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Arthur Burris brought Grand Master Yoda into the situation, writing:

That is not Grogu…Yoda would be ashamed as the father….

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Regardless of your personal opinion about the unauthorized Grogu plush toy, “Baby Yoda” merchandise is all the rage these days — legitimate or not.

Remember, the incredibly popular Star Wars character was kept secret for about a year prior to the release of The Mandalorian and it took quite some time for merchandise to actually hit store shelves. The gamble paid off — big time — for Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, but even The Mandalorian’s showrunners are aware that there are plenty of fan-made pieces of Grogu merchandise floating around online.

During an interview about the upcoming Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) series, The Book of Boba Fett, Favreau even recently told Good Morning America:

“There was no [Baby Yoda or Baby Grogu] merchandise for the whole first year, so people had to be really ingenuitive, so on Etsy, online, on social media, you would see people making their own Baby Yoda stuff.”

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Authorized Grogu Merchandise

If you’re looking for legitimate Grogu merchandise to spend your money on, check out these officially licensed Star Wars toys.

The Child With Hover Pram Cosbaby Bobble-Head Figure by Hot Toys – Star Wars: The Mandalorian

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Credit: shopDisney

The official description of this vinyl The Child bobblehead figure reads:

Cosbaby collectors will surrender to the charms of this adorable bobble-head figure inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian. The Child, with hover pram, is a truly cunning creation as designed by Hot Toys artists.

  • Cosbaby figure of the Child (aka ”Baby Yoda”)
  • Non-articulated figure with bobble-head
  • Posed in Hover Pram
  • Includes base with Star Wars logo and title plate
  • Comes in window display box
  • Designed and manufactured by Hot Toys
  • Inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney+
  • Exclusive to Disney store North America and shopDisney.com

Order here for $24.99.

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child aka Baby Yoda Plush by Mattel

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Credit: Kohls.com

The official description of Mattel’s version of Grogu reads:

Fully embrace the cuteness of the 50-year-old Yoda species with this adorable 11-inch plush toy. He may look like a Baby Yoda, but this lovable creature is referred to as The Child.

  • 11.0236″ H x 5.9843″ W x 7.9921″ D
  • Age: 3 years & up
  • Plastic and cotton
  • Wipe clean
  • Imported
  • Model no. GWB85

Order here for $24.99.

The Child Real Moves Plush by Mattel – Star Wars: The Mandalorian

real moves baby yoda mattel
Credit: shopDisney

The official description of this incredibly realistic Mattel animatronic edition of The Child reads:

Embrace your guardian skills when you assume control of the Child from Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Using the wrist strap remote control unit with its joystick, you can command the creature affectionately known as ”Baby Yoda.” Make him follow you, spin around, move his ears, head and arms, play hide and seek, make sounds, and more.

Order here for $69.99.

Even though Christmas is over this year, you can still get a head start shopping for every Star Wars fan on your list for 2021! All of these Baby Yoda toys are sure to be a hit — plus, with the overwhelming popularity of the series, there’s no doubt that many of these (or similar items) will be on the hot toy lists again next year.

In addition to all of these Baby Yoda toy options, there are lots of other Mandalorian items on the market as well — check out these Funko POP! vinyl figure options and don’t forget to look through various Mando Monday merch lists from the entirety of The Mandalorian Season 2.

Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for all of the latest details about the third season of the Star Wars series — including how Grogu and Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) might meet again following the intense second season finale.

What do you think about the bootleg version of Grogu that looks like a cross between Dobby and a gremlin creature? Have you ever had an online purchase go awry? Which authorized Baby Yoda merchandise is your favorite?

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