If you’re a fan of “The Mandalorian” then you no doubt have been oo-ing and ah-ing over every single scene that includes ‘Baby Yoda’ (who isn’t actually Yoda as a baby, but whatever—we can all pretend). With this raging obsession over Baby Yoda—Baby Yoda cookies! Baby Yoda Sims! Baby Yoda fan cams!—comes a serious demand for merch. Mostly from fully-grown human beings.
The only issue? There wasn’t exactly much merch to sell people at first—specifically so that people wouldn’t start leaking plotline information. Here’s a video of the show’s director explaining why they held off on merch for so long:
— Jellicle Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) November 20, 2019
The good news? The time has come for Baby Yoda merch—and who better to create a stuffed plush force-wielding Yoda than Build-A-Bear?
Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John told the ICR Conference, “I’m excited to share we will be one of the first companies to provide the digital and internet phenomenon who is trending higher than all the presidential candidates combined.”
The toy, which will be called The Child, will be available in the next few months. Jedis, get ready.
Fans don’t need to use the force to bust those Build-A-Bear doors down. They’re lined up and ready.
— ᴋᴇɢᴀɴ ʀᴇɪᴅ (@KeganReid) January 14, 2020
And Build-A-Bear seems prepared as well (we hope):
Consider us prepared! Coming soon!
— Build-A-Bear Workshop (@buildabear) January 15, 2020
And let’s face it—there is an OVERWHELMING number of grown adults who are ready to build themselves The Child.
How many grown ass adults are going to be going to build a bear to build a baby yoda?
— Traveldisney (@vacaassistant) January 14, 2020
Three words that’ll drive your girl crazy in bed.
Baby. Yoda. Build-a-Bear.
That’s it, that’s the tweet.
— Caróg 🦊🌖🦇 🎃 🕸️⛤ (@darkrabite) January 14, 2020
— 💙 Imagine Pete 2020 💛 (@HelloLynne4Ever) January 15, 2020
me, an adult, walking into build a bear to build my own baby yoda pic.twitter.com/6InTXmluHv
— britt 🐝 (@brittanyschh) January 14, 2020
me, an adult, omw to build a bear to get a baby yoda pic.twitter.com/eVJGjUfNjm
— jayde 🐨 (@jaydereese13) January 14, 2020
me when i go to build a bear for baby yoda pic.twitter.com/wKOBnRb868
— amazon echo ✨ (@hotmesslex18) January 14, 2020
Parents, it might even be UNSAFE for you to bring your child to Build-A-Bear. Think Walmart on Black Friday.
Baby Yoda Build-A-Bear is SPECIFICALLY for me and if your child gets in my way I SWEAR TO GOD I will turn that store into a real life hockey rink. No one is safe from my body slams and cross checks. 😡
— #1 baby yoda stan (@cuddlybaer11) January 14, 2020
Some parents might even ditch their kids to go it alone. (No judgment).
I’ve never been more excited that build a bear is getting BABY YODA. Catch me there with or without Mason 😂🤟🏼
— massholemama (@massholemama) January 15, 2020
People are VERY serious about this. The Internet is NOT ashamed.
If I don’t get my grubby little goblin hands on a Baby Yoda build-a-bear, then what has all this even been about
— That Blue Haired Bitch (@AlwaysSnackTime) January 15, 2020
Me coming out of Build-a-bear with the new baby Yoda stuffie. pic.twitter.com/eqDf8EuuhE
— Chaotic neutral cosplay (@xsatansgf) January 15, 2020
And just to whet your appetite, here’s Build-A-Bear’s CEO holding The Child. *Cries out in excitement.*
Build A Bear CEO holding the Baby Yoda coming to their stores in the next couple of months!!! pic.twitter.com/5AyZKvU2BA
— Sasaki Time (@SasakiTime) January 14, 2020
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