When Disney+ started, we had no idea that The Mandalorian would hit the cultural landscape so hard. Watching bounty hunter Dyn Jarren traverse the familiar landscape of the Star Wars universe was pretty cool. But then Baby Yoda (not technically Yoda but a creature of what appears to be the same species, okay????) appeared.
And he stole all our hearts immediately:
Would I die for the baby yoda? Yes. But more importantly, would I kill for the baby yoda? Yes, indiscriminately and without question pic.twitter.com/Xbv2tTZF7i
— uncle adam (@ThatAdamKid) November 23, 2019
And folks immediately began thinking about how they could get one, besides somehow giving birth to a fictional alien creature:
Me at the doctor with my pregnant wife:
Doctor: your test results are back
Me: is it a–
Doctor: no. It’s not a baby yoda
— Sean Hyatt (@SeanHyatt_sucks) November 24, 2019
Maybe under the Christmas tree?
Best gift ever I am. pic.twitter.com/7NYzQEyGFn
— Baby Yoda (@BabyYodaBaby) November 24, 2019
Some thought they’d have to build a Baby Yoda of their own:
Hoping Disney sues my ass for making $1000 full body silicone realistic baby Yoda dolls and selling them on my Etsy
— handful of lizards (@bog_buddy) November 25, 2019
Obviously, Disney was going to do produce something for the masses in love with Baby Yoda. The question was simply when:
Retweet if you want a Baby Yoda plush doll
— ELIZABETH BERT (@elizabeth_bert) November 20, 2019
— katie00901 (@Katie00901) November 18, 2019
When Baby Yoda merchandise go on sale on Black Friday, it will put the Cabbage Patch Dolls (80s) and Tickle Me Elmo (90s) demand sales to shame.
Even I want one! https://t.co/bgc8zRjtZl
— Simone Cromer 🎬 (@TheatreofZen) November 25, 2019
Still no baby Yoda dolls for sale yet, so looks like I’m paying the neighbors toddler to wear my Yoda mask for another week.
— BOBCAT FOR PRESIDENT 2020 (@BobcatneySpears) November 24, 2019
Me fighting Karen for the last baby yoda plushie doll pic.twitter.com/6U9VnjKE2N
— victoria (@ToriStacks) November 24, 2019
Well, the time is now!! CNBC reports that the reason Baby Yoda wasn’t released along with other merch for The Mandalorian is that the showrunners didn’t want its surprise appearance to be ruined. If you saw a baby Yoda for sale without context you’d have a lot of questions, and Star Wars fans love digging up every detail about their favorite topic.
Baby Yoda merch “accessories” will be on sale shortly, maybe even as soon as Friday, according to someone at the company, and be on sale almost everywhere— Amazon, Zazzle, Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Hot Topic and Box Lunch, as well as Disney Store, ShopDisney and at the Disney Parks. There are already several shirts on Amazon:
Get a Mandalorian Baby Yoda Long Sleeve T-Shirt on Amazon for $27.50:
Or a short-sleeve Baby Yoda t-shirt for $22.99:
They’re saying there will be “presales” on plush dolls and other toys in the coming weeks, with no clear shipment date, which is a little worrisome. You might have to go find a Baby Yoda and stuff it yourself if you want to guarantee the perfect gift for the holidays.
More Baby Yoda and Disney+:
- Bless Your Feed, Baby Yoda Will (29 Baby Yoda Memes)
- Baby Yoda Makes An Appearance In The New Star Wars Series And Ow, My Ovaries
- This Is Everything That Will Be New On Disney+ Just In Time For the Holidays
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- Here’s All The Stuff On Disney+, Even Though We’re Not Getting Paid To Promote It