Good news/bad news if you're looking for Baby Yoda merch for the holidays.
Shoppers so far have been unimpressed with Disney's collection of T-shirts, mugs, phone cases and tote bags featuring the breakout character from the Disney+ series "The Mandalorian." But a trio of new Baby Yoda toys unveiled Tuesday should get fans excited, although patience, you must have.
The items include an 11-inch plush doll from Mattel. The toy, featuring a vinyl head and cuteness rating of 11 out of 10, is available for pre-order at shopdisney.com, Target.com and Walmart.com for $24.99.
Here's the catch: the product isn't expected to ship until April 1, 2020.
Meanwhile, Funko also lifted the curtain on two Baby Yoda figurines: a standard 3.75-inch figure for $12.99 and near life-size 10-inch version for $29.99, though Target and Walmart also have the items for cheaper. Likewise, the toys won't be available until early spring.
"The Mandalorian" is set five years after the events of "Return of the Jedi." While Jedi Master Yoda, who became one with the Force (died) early in that film, was thought to be the last of its species, the Mandalorian discovered Baby Yoda in the first episode of the series and subsequently rescued the youngling from a man and doctor with apparent ties to the old Empire. Little is known about "The Child" other than it's 50 years old, can use the Force and enjoys pushing the buttons in Mando's spaceship.
If desperate, you are, for Baby Yoda toys this Christmas, you can always turn to the dark side also known as Etsy.