Baby Yoda merchandise is going to be the hottest purchase of 2020!
Since the alien’s debut on the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian,” fans have been patiently waiting to hand over their hard-earned coins for toys bearing The Child’s (that’s his official name) likeness.
Toys of the force-sensitive cutie were largely in demand over the holiday season, but given Baby Yoda’s overnight rise to stardom, Disney held back on production.
“Holding back on product development gave everyone the chance to discover the character affectionately known to fans as ‘Baby Yoda’ together. This is something special in the age of spoilers. I am so appreciative of the partnership with the teams at Lucasfilm and Disney who are translating these characters into products for fans to enjoy,” series creator John Favreau said in a statement to Variety.
But now, a slew of Baby Yoda products and toys are debuting at New York Toy Fair this weekend with many gearing up for a spring release.
Check out our gallery of merch available, and may the force be with you as you pre-order.
Disney’s Animatronic Baby Yoda
Disney unveiled an animatronic and lifelike version of The Child. Here’s the official description of the toy: “Touching the top of The Child’s head activates over 25 sound and motion combinations, including happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, and more, all while the toy’s head moves up and down, ears move back and forth, and eyes open and close. Boys and girls can pretend to harness the power of The Force as The Child toy closes its eyes, raises its arm, and sighs as if exerting a great amount of energy. Lay The Child toy down and it will close its eyes and take a ‘Force nap.'”
While the real Baby Yoda costs the studio $5 million, your own Baby Yoda will retail for $59.99. Now that’s a bargain! Since becoming available for pre-order on ShopDisney.com or Amazon, the toy has already sold out. It will be available in the fall.
Life-Size The Child
This is likely the most expensive version of The Child Toy. The life-size replica of the Disney+ breakout star is being offered up for $350. The doll measures 16.5 inches tall and is said to be “an incredible 1:1 scale Star Wars collectible.”
It comes mounted on a black base and adorned with a tan fabric coat, his trademark lovable big eyes, and holding the silver shift knob from the Mandalorian’s ship.
“Every inch of this incredibly lifelike figure has been meticulously detailed to recreate everything that 'Star Wars' fans love about the young alien, from the fuzz on its wrinkled head to its irresistible pout, all the way down to its tiny, toddling feet,” a press release on the merchandise’s website.