Disney released a wave of merchandise based on the Disney+ show, The Mandalorian, at last month’s “Triple Force Friday” event, which included action figures, Funko pop vinyls and a LEGO set, featuring characters such as IG-11, Kuiil, Cara Dune and The Mandalorian.
But we’ve not seen any merchandise featuring “Baby Yoda”, because the “Mandalorian” creator Jon Favreau asked Disney to hold off marketing the character in order to preserve the surprise at the end of the show’s first episode. He said this during red carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“I have to thank Disney and Lucasfilm, because the way the cat usually gets out of the bag with that stuff is merchandising and toy catalogs and things like that. So they really back us up. We really wanted to have it be that you had to watch it yourself, so that every time you watch the show, there are new twists and secrets that come out. That requires a lot of restraint from the people who are footing the bill, saying they’re gonna hold back on certain things so that the public doesn’t know ahead of time. Part of that was holding back on some of the merchandise and holding back on some of the characters.”
However, there will be some “Baby Yoda” merchandise coming soon, as Variety is reporting that there are new products coming out within the next few days such as apparel and accessories, which will be available at Disney Stores, shopDisney, and Disney theme parks, along with other retailers including Amazon, Kohls, Target, Macys, Hot Topic, BoxLunch, and Zazzle. Soft toy plushes and other toys will also be coming soon.
Amazon already has a T-Shirt available.
Are you ready for some “Baby Yoda” merchandise?