If the first thing that gets you up in the morning is knowing that Baby Yoda exists, you’re not the only one. Officially known as The Child, he has stolen hearts the world over ever since he was introduced on Disney +’s The Mandalorian.
Now he is everywhere: you can have one as a cocktail, you can crochet one yourself, and soon you’ll be able to build one at your local Build-A-Bear Workshop.
I know! I can hardly believe it myself.
At the ICR Conference in Orlando, Florida, Sharon Price John, the Build-A-Bear CEO, said, “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. We now will have The Child, also known as Baby Yoda.”
I’m not sure I can wait that long, frankly. But the project got an early start with Build-A-Bear working alongside Disney and Lucasfilm on The Child, so we know he will be coming in the next few months.
“It’s great, again, to be in business with best-in-class partners,” John said. “We started this process almost with the first episode.”
Build-A-Bear has enjoyed successful ventures with Disney, Lucasfilm and Warner Bros. in the past, so they know exactly what they’re doing. We’ll just have to be patient as we wait for our very own Baby Yodas to dress up, squeeze and pretend-feed soup.