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Baby Yoda merch is coming, because Disney knows exactly what it's doing

by Toney Bell (2020-01-16)

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Concept art of Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian on Disney Plus

DaimUF2VwAApBZ_.jpg%5CJon Favreau/Instagram Disney will soon be launching merchandise based on the Baby Yoda character from Disney Plus series The Mandalorian, a source close to the matter has confirmed to CNET. While Disney already released a bunch of merch for 랜섬웨어 치료 The Mandalorian, as well as Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker and the Fallen Order video game, the baby green alien -- also known as "the child" -- was kept under wraps until the launch of the new series on the streaming platform.

Baby Yoda apparel and accessories will be available in the coming days online through Amazon, Target, Macy's, Kohl's, Hot Topic, Box Lunch and Zazzle, as reported earlier Thursday by CNBC, and Amazon's Baby Yoda T-shirts are already out now. (Note that there were previously Amazon links to some merchandise, but these are no longer working. Included below is a look at one of the shirts obtained by CNET.)

Apparel will be available before the holidays from ShopDisney, the Disney Store, Disney parks and in retail stores.

Preorders for Baby Yoda toys and a plush will begin in the coming weeks, with no details on where they'll be sold as yet.

More toys, plush, specialty apparel and other merchandise will also become available in the coming months.

Apparel will be available from ShopDisney, the Disney Store, Disney parks and in retail stores

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Dave Filoni, executive producer of The Mandalorian, told CNET sister site Entertainment Tonight that one of the reasons he got interested in the story was "the subject of this child."

"Knowing George [Lucas] and how important the character of Yoda is to him, I wanted to make sure that I could help shepherd this idea," Filoni said. "We still want to keep a lot of things a mystery, we don't want to go around answering things and making them less special, but let's tell a story that's interesting and compelling and add to this great galaxy."

Disney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Hasbro declined to comment.

The new Disney Plus streaming service is priced at $7 a month and launched Nov. 12 in the US, Canada and the Netherlands, and in Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday. It'll arrive in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain on March 31. It offers a wide range of old and new Disney, Fox, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic content. Within a day, it already had more than 10 million subscribers.

Originally published Nov. 21, 1:41 p.m. PT.
Update, Nov. 22, 10:47 a.m. PT: Adds T-shirt image, note about Amazon links.

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