The Yoda hand puppet could look up in awe, or down in sadness, or stare straight ahead blankly. Side to side? Not so much. And the lips didn’t move either (so much for ventriloquism.)
Today, the “Call Upon Yoda” is much more talkative:
He’s got 500 phrases, but be careful: this Yoda will ruin the new movie for you if you haven’t seen it already. He tells the tale of each Star Wars movie from beginning to end and doesn’t give warnings for spoilers.