The Child, also known as Baby Yoda, has become a beloved character since the release of Disney Plus' The Mandalorian. Fans of the 50-year-old boy of the same species have been eagerly awaiting the release of officially licensed products, and Hasbro has finally answered their call. The company released a 30-second ad for the animatronic doll ahead of the Toy Fair this weekend in New York City, and it's already sold out as a pre-order. The commercial is a great example of why so many people fell in love with Baby Yoda late last year.
Hasbro released images of the animatronic toy yesterday, but seeing it in action is even more exciting. 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 it 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.