Baby Yoda Is the Bomb
Everyone’s in love with Baby Yoda from Disney's "The Mandalorian," in case you haven’t heard. Some have now taken to calling it “The Child.”
Right now, it doesn't appear that this child is the actual Yoda. When Yoda died in Return Of the Jedi he was about 900 years old. The math just doesn't support the story.
Either way, he looks like a baby Yoda, and isn't he the cutest thing you've ever seen?
You want the merchandise, don't you?
Well right now, all people can get is the standard picture of Baby Yoda slapped onto T-shirts and the usual basic fan merchandise. Any knockoff Baby Yoda items that are being made are being scarfed up almost immediately.
Hang On Tight
We’ll apparently have to wait until winter 2020 for any substantial Baby Yoda merchandise, like toys and action figures.
The reason there are no big Baby Yoda things right now is because they wanted to keep this thing a secret for as long as possible. That plan worked perfectly, because when news of Baby Yoda’s existence first broke, it was all mayhem and excitement.
It sounds like “Mandalorian” director and writer Jon Favreau insisted on keeping things on the down low, because he knew that people would be clamoring for this little guy as soon as he arrived.
Favreau Knew What He Was Doing
Favreau appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" several months ago to discuss Disney's The Lion King, as well as to talk about the November release of "The Mandalorian," which hadn't even aired yet.
Favreau set the scene for viewers.
“It’s about a bounty hunter, it’s after [the events depicted in] Return of the Jedi.
The Empire is gone and all hell is breaking loose on the outer rim. It’s about the scum and villainy now that, once you take out the rule of law what happens is chaos takes over.”
Dream Come True
Favreau says getting to work on Star Wars is just like being a kid again. Anyone who gets to work on Star Wars should say that.
“It’s like turning over your toy chest and playing with all the Star Wars toys together. We’re having a great time.”
Cheatsheet notes that the frenzy over the child Yoda is similar to when the first Star Wars was released in 1977, and when Empire Strikes Back first appeared in movie theatres.
For those who don't remember, the site adds that all Adult Yoda merch didn’t arrive in stores until about six months after Empire came out, and that was Christmas of 1980.
So if people decide to buy their basic BY items now, because they just can’t wait, will they decide to shell out more money when the real Yoda merchandise comes down the pike?