Build-A-Bear Shares First Look At Their Baby Yoda Doll

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, World
Published 21.02.20

Build-A-Bear Baby Yoda is here and honestly, I’m a little disappointed.

I made the mistake of pre-ordering a Mattel Baby Yoda back in December. I instantly fell in love with his cheeky little face and had to throw away £26.

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Annoyingly though, whenever I check, the release of said toy seems to be pushed back more and more, and now I’m looking at getting mine in late June.

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Meanwhile, Build-A-Bear have released their first official look at their Baby Yoda plush and while it’s cuter than most teddies, it doesn’t come close to the normal thing.

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It just looks like normal Yoda. So wrinkly and weird. You will not catch me buying one of these guys.

On the Build-A-Bear website, they describe the new plush as a ‘lovable alien’ that is ‘sure to bring bountiful hugs for fans who can’t get enough of this mysterious species’.

I’m not sure they seen the series, you know.

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There’s no official release date for the Baby Yoda plush yet – or even how much he’ll set you back – but you can sign up to get a push notification when ordering is enabled.

The Build-A-Bear doll was announced back in January, with CEO Sharon Price John announcing at a conference in Orlando:

I’m excited to share we will be one of the first companies to provide the digital and internet phenomenon who is trending higher than all the presidential candidates combined.

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We now will have The Child, also known as Baby Yoda.

Over in the world of more sophisticated toys and animatronics, Hasbro have released own animatronic Baby Yoda, which, other than the seams around its eyelids and ears, could pass for the thing used on the set of The Mandalorian.

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Look at that lovely little guy! What a delight he is, and he’s here just in time to end all wars and initiate world peace.

The Hasbro doll does come with the Mandalorian Mythosaur pendant, which is pretty cool as it looks to be able to actually interact with it.

You can’t buy this particular today and take it home today, sadly, but you can pre-order it now if you want. So you can lose the money and not gain anything, just like your pal Alfie!

I just want my boy.

Images via Build-A-Bear, Hasbro

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