And it's already sold out, even as a pre-order. For Baby Yoda fans who technically, of course, are not a younger version of the original Jedi master, but a 50-year-old boy of the same species, new products cannot be shipped quickly enough. Hasbro released a 30-second ad for the animatronic doll ahead of the Toy Fair this weekend in New York City (where a line of Baby Yodas will be showcased). The commercial is perhaps the best example of why so many people fell in love with Baby Yoda late last year when Disney Plus released The Mandalorian.
Hasbro released images of his animatronic Baby Yoda yesterday, but seeing the toy in action is a lot of fun. Baby Yoda, officially known as “The Child”, is the breakout star of The Mandalorian, and toy companies like Hasbro finally have the opportunity to sell several officially licensed versions of the character to fans. Disney executives and Mandalorian producer Jon Favreau have previously said that Disney decided not to make Baby Yoda toys in time for the show's first season in an effort to prevent photos or information about the character from leaking before the November premiere. An official Baby Yoda doll is available for pre-sale, but the cute plush toy from “The Mandalorian” has already been eclipsed by the pirate versions.
With the second season of The Mandalorian about to start on Friday, there is a new wave of toys with The Child, also dubbed by fans as Baby Yoda.