The Child is here.
Disney’s official plush version of Baby Yoda has arrived — kind of. The itty-bitty “Star Wars” icon is now available for pre-order for $24.99. But its estimated arrival is far, far away: March 1, 2020.
Disney famously bungled production of Baby Yoda merchandise, neglecting to provide the desperate masses with a plush version of their adorable new mascot. “The Mandalorian” creator Jon Favreau reportedly forbid the making of the toy to avoid spoilers for the Star Wars TV spinoff.
The new foot-tall plush based on the Mando’s miniature breakout star has a “soft, squeezable fill” and “fuzzy trims.” Disney posted an ad for the Baby Yoda facsimile to their Facebook page Monday with the caption: “The cutest thing in the galaxy can now be yours. Pre-order the Child plush now!”
This isn’t the first time Baby Yoda memorabilia has set the Star Wars sphere abuzz. Last week, Hasbro hopped on the Child cash-in wagon with precious plushes that talk and sip soup. And Funko Pop versions of the Force-wielding Furby hit retailer shelves earlier this month.
The craze isn’t limited to toys. The meme-able green mentor has also inspired bake-at-home Christmas cookies, car seat PSAs, and even a petition imploring Apple to create a Baby Yoda emoji.
When Werner Herzog said, “I would like to see the baby,” we felt that. So here’s a brand-new Child plush for you to cuddle. https://t.co/kojuYDB5VU #TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/8Mv2xAg8jA
— shopDisney (@shopDisney) December 23, 2019
Author: Ben Cost
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