Christmas is slightly below three weeks away, and Disney is now scrambling to get Child Yoda merchandise from The Mandalorian on retailer cabinets or in on-line buying carts. Initially, that they had a deal in place with Jon Favreau to go away Child Yoda a secret till The Mandalorian debuted, and but the character was clearly going to be a large toy-seller.
Now, now we have our first have a look at an official, non-bootleg, non-Etsy Child Yoda plush toy that’s coming straight from Disney by way of Walmart, and you can now pre-order it for….delivery in June 2020. (Replace: The hyperlink retains redirecting to the final web page as one thing is up with the location, it took just a few tries however I obtained it will definitely. If you happen to seek for it, it’s there)
Whereas this is not going to be obtainable for Christmas supply, given the best way toy manufacturing works, and this was clearly a delayed launch to protect the secrecy of the character, now you can get one all the identical. Ultimately.
The Child Yoda plush toy isn’t actually “plush” because it has a head made out of vinyl, which doesn’t sound notably cuddly, although its robes are smooth and the toy is full of “beans” for further snuggling capability, supposedly. It stands 11 inches tall, and whereas I don’t know precisely how tall Child Yoda is meant to be in “actual life,” from watching the present, 11 inches does really feel prefer it may be about proper. Perhaps a contact smaller, however I’m unsure.
Child Yoda comes with its personal variant of the “floating crib” seen on the present, and the product description notes that whereas everybody calls it “Child Yoda,” the character is definitely simply listed as “The Youngster,” which is the way it’s referred to on the present. The confusion arises from the truth that this isn’t in actual fact, a younger model of the Yoda we all know from the unique Star Wars motion pictures, however as a substitute only a youngling from his species, which doesn’t have a reputation. Therefore, Child Yoda, which is extra catchy than “The Youngster,” official names apart.
Anticipate to see extra Disney merchandise pour out for Child Yoda as we head into the vacation, but it surely’s anybody’s guess which of those choices will really be obtainable to buy and be delivered by Christmas itself. In all probability not all that a lot of it, and also you’re going to wish to soar on no matter merch you see earlier than it sells out or earlier than you ship date turns into 2021 or one thing like that.
This primary try at a Child Yoda toy strikes me as…mildly creepy, and never as cute as a present model, however I suppose in six months possibly I can maintain one for myself and decide it then. For now, pre-order as fast as you can. I have already got.