Baby Yoda's Funko Pop Is Finally Here
Tue, April 20, 2021

Baby Yoda's Funko Pop Is Finally Here

As much as we want to get our hands on the Baby Yoda plush toy or Funko Pop! Figurine this holiday, we still have to wait before its actual release in the market. But the great news is that it exists / Photo by: Kory Westerhold via Flickr

 

As much as we want to get our hands on the Baby Yoda plush toy or Funko Pop! Figurine this holiday, we still have to wait before its actual release in the market. But the great news is that it exists. SF Gate, a daily newspaper based in San Francisco, mentioned on their website that as a consolation, both Star Wars and The Mandalorian fans can buy Baby Yoda t-shirts instead while they wait for the figurines to be released. 

Walmart currently has a Baby Yoda doll available for preorder. Meanwhile, it has been reported that the cute and adorable creature is not called “Baby Yoda.” Instead, Disney has dubbed the character “The Child”. The name "Baby Yoda" is just what people on the internet have called the green, wide-eyed creature that the Mandalorian chose to babysit and protect.

More importantly, the figurines will reportedly arrive on May 27. Even though the figure cannot be your holiday gift for your Star Wars fan friend, you can still save up for it as a Memorial Day present.

About the “Baby Yoda” figurine

Forbes Magazine, an American business magazine, shared in their article that the “Baby Yoda” Funko Pop! figurine is a super-sized pop at 10 inches tall. It is just one inch shorter than the Walmart plush and it is probably close to the real size of the Baby Yoda character on The Mandalorian. However, because of its popularity, people who want to have a Funko Pop! Baby Yoda figurine have to sign up to get an email to be notified when it’s available again. 

It has also been reported that Disney chose to delay the launch of the Baby Yoda figurine after series creator Jon Favreau convinced them not to enter into toy production for the character. He believed that this move would certainly give away the reveal from the pilot episode. As the workers get their hands on early models or characters, it will also result in leaks and it will ruin the surprise for the show. Remember what happened when early toy production ruined the Darth Maul surprise?

Aside from keeping the mystery surrounding the Baby Yoda character, the late production of these toys is caused by how slowly the industry moves. Despite that, the character will no doubt be a valued part of the Star Wars universe months from now. Letting Baby Yoda be a surprise in that first Mandalorian episode already broke the internet, and people are expecting more once more merchandise of the adorable character is released.

How Baby Yoda Overcome the Internet

“Do or do not. There is no try.”This is one of the most powerful and memorable quotes from our favorite Jedi master, Yoda. These wise words were what he uttered to young Luke Skywalker during his training on the planet of Dagobah. Fans of the popular sci-fi franchise know the Jedi Master as a creature full of mystery and wisdom, but even the most devoted fans probably never imagined that they would witness an adorable Baby Yoda wrapped in a cozy outfit.

In an article by Vanity Fair, a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast in the United States, it is mentioned that the Baby Yoda that the internet loves was introduced at the end of The Mandalorian’s first episode, and since then, it has become an instant and indelible pop-culture phenomenon. The Star Wars fandom is a passionate one, and most of them are willing to wait even a year or two for a new movie, so when the Jedi Master’s likeliness was shown in the scene, the group showered it with unanimous adoration. 

People have described the insides of his sideways bunny ears are the color of a sunset on a happy day. The character also managed to retain a familiar supple green skin, with a hint of pistachio pudding, and of course, its bottomless black and wide eyes are massively dilated, making him look like a kitty cat begging for a treat. When Favreau tweeted a concept art image of the Baby Yoda character created by artist Christian Alzmann, it garnered 217,000 likes and it has since been retweeted 34,000 times. 

Is he the Master Yoda?

There is still debate on whether the infamous green little creature is the young Yoda we love. Viewers are still puzzled about the adorable creature’s real identity, yet they are hoping speculations are true. According to the Washington Post, regarded as one of the leading daily American newspapers, The Mandalorian takes place after the fall of the Empire but before the rise of Kylo Ren and the First Order in The Force Awaken. So, based on this timeline, it doesn’t support the notion that the little green creature is Yoda, who died in the “The Return of the Jedi.”

There is still debate on whether the infamous green little creature is the young Yoda we love / Photo by: Arthur Caranta via Flickr