Gremlins 2: Vegetable Gremlin Movie Prop

The belching and genetic anomaly known as the Vegetable Gremlin in all his glory. This mechanical puppet features moveable arms as well as eyes that can both blink and look back and forth.

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The Vegetable Gremlin, 30+ years later

In my opinion, the Vegetable Gremlin might just be the most iconic looking Gremlin design to find its way out of Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio back in 1989-1990. 'Veggie' for short was the brainchild of monster maker Norman Cabrera who also had a hand in the Brain Gremlin design.

Norman Cabrera in Gremlins 2

The artistry that came out of Rick's studio was always of the highest level, but the detail going on here with The Vegetable Gremlin is nothing short of incredible. From carrots as a chin, peppers as cheeks, and apples and pears for a rounded head- the unbridaled absurdity is just off the charts.

Vegetable Gremlin Screen Used Movie Prop
Vegetable Gremlin Screen Used Movie Prop

This Vegetable Gremlin prop is believed to be the most frequently used in production, as his whole body was never shown in the movie. It was restored and sealed around 2010-2011 by Brian Penikas, who was on the original Cinovation Creature Team.

Vegetable Gremlin Details - Gremlins 2
Vegetable Gremlin Details - Gremlins 2

The Vegetable Gremlin in Gremlins 2: The New Batch


The magical collectibles store that Gizmo calls home has just been destroyed, and the tiny monster finds his way into a newly erected skyscraper. Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) and his bride-to-be, Kate (Phoebe Cates), who have previously dealt with Gremlins run amok, discover that Gizmo and an impish legion of reptilian pals are inhabiting the downtown building. The couple tries to stop the creatures from escaping into New York City, but this new batch of beasts might be uncontrollable.

Gremlins 2 Movie Still - Vegetable Gremlin
Gremlins 2 Movie Still - Vegetable Gremlin
Gremlins 2 Movie Still - Vegetable Gremlin
Gremlins 2 Movie Still - Vegetable Gremlin
Gremlins 2 Movie Still - Vegetable Gremlin
Gremlins 2 Movie Still - Vegetable Gremlin
Gremlins 2 Movie Still - Vegetable Gremlin w Squirrel
Gremlins 2 Movie Still - Vegetable Gremlin Deleted Scene
Gremlins 2 Movie Still - Vegetable Gremlin Nurse