When Disney launched their new series, Star Wars: The Mandalorian, back in November, they held back releasing any merchandise featuring “The Child”, in order to keep the character a surprise and it went onto create a huge social media buzz around the show.
However, this resulted in a new wave of “Baby Yoda” merchandise to be released later, but the effect of the Corona virus has severely impacted how many products can be made in Chinese factories and the global supply train as there is an insufficient raw materials for the toys, namely resins and plastics available.
Last week, Hasbro confirmed in a company report that travel restrictions and quarantine orders have already interrupted toy assembly. It added that the virus “could have a significant negative impact on our revenues, profitability and business.”
Hasbro CFO Deborah Thomas has confirmed there are issues to the New York post:
“We are working to mitigate the impact of our manufacturing partner factories being closed longer than anticipated, as well as to reschedule the shipments we have not been able to make,”
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.