Baby Yoda toy makes its big debut

Cosplay of The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda (Photo: Getty Images)
Cosplay of The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda (Photo: Getty Images)


In a highly polarized nation of red states and blue states, Americans have rallied around intergalactic green.

The toy version of Baby Yoda, the adorable emerald breakout star of The Mandalorian - the Star Wars series on Disney+ (still not available in South Africa) - made its press debut in New York on Thursday.

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Officially called "The Child" but dubbed Baby Yoda by fans, this blinking, cooing bundle of joy is an animatronic plushie made by Hasbro and Mandalorian production company Lucasfilm.

Big Baby Yoda - who can make 25 different sound and motion combinations - is now available for pre-order: for $60 (around R905), without the bassinet.