The world has gone crazy for Baby Yoda, but officially licensed goods have so far been difficult to find. It was a challenge to get something authentic under the tree. That’s why we looked at some of your best bets and summarized them.
In fact, Disney is the right place to buy t-shirts. While a whole host of people are coin-switching on Etsy and elsewhere, the Shop Disney website is supported by a billion-dollar media organization. When they say it will be shipped in time for Christmas, I tend to believe them.
And if not, I have to call someone and complain.
Picture: Disney store
Using the left sidebar on the Shop Disney website does not produce very good results. Depending on the category you are looking for, you will be more likely to find Rose Rico merch on Baby Yoda than anything else. So go to the search bar at the top right of the page and just type in “the kid”.
At the time of publication, there are a handful of clothing options, including a hunter green shirt that looks like an old screen print by Baby Yoda on a blue background. Our little friend also appears on a mug with a rich green glaze on the inside that’s perfect for the nerdy office worker in your life.
The best thing is that the items that will only be delivered in 2020 are clearly marked as pre-orders. This is more than we can say for similar items offered on big box retailers’ websites.
Shopping on Amazon during the holidays can be a frustrating experience. Shopping for pop culture goods can go crazy considering the amount of imitations. Fortunately, the goings-on of Disney and Jeff Bezos have teamed up to create an official landing page for all of Mandalorian’s properly licensed merchandise.
Some of the items here are also available in the Disney shop, but there are more memes here as well. I particularly like the Protect Attack Snack shirt, which is available in different colors.
Image: Lucasfilm via Amazon
It turns out that the good people at Topps have an exclusive agreement with Lucasfilm to produce print-on-demand trading cards and glossy-framed photos of Baby Yoda (aka The Child). Still images are retrieved directly from the production images and are basically offered for sale each time an episode is broadcast. Prices start at $ 9.99 plus shipping. According to customer service, there is still plenty of time to submit your order before the holidays.
The first stop is Star Wars Authentics, a joint venture between Topps and Major League Baseball with Lucasfilm. It includes glossy photos with or without a frame from $ 9.99. Certified autographs by Werner Herzog and Gina Carano are also part of the offer, but the bestseller will undoubtedly be Baby Yoda, sipping his bone broth. Just search for “the child” and you will see all the available images.
Topps now also produces trading card sets for print-on-demand. Called Topps There is now a five-card set for each episode. Each set costs $ 19.99 and is limited in time. Chapter 5 sets are on sale now and will no longer be available next week.
Of course, Topps worked with the Star Wars franchise from the start. The partnership will not end soon. Mark Van Ohlen, manager of Star Wars Authentics, explains to Polygon that his team is working on print-on-demand versions of all of the incredible concept art that appears at the end of each episode. It is not yet known when these will be available.
At the moment, says Van Ohlen, his primary concern is to find someone to sign all of these pictures of Baby Yoda flying out the door.
“As licensees, we get a lot of information in advance,” said Van Ohlen Polygon over the phone. “We didn’t know Baby Yoda was coming in. That was also a surprise for us. At the end of this first episode I screamed loudly and found it amazing.
“We’re now waiting for the show to end when (Disney) hopefully tells us who could be one of the puppeteers,” Van Ohlen continued. “We also just saw Matthew Wood, the sound engineer working on the show, reveal that Baby Yoda’s voice is a mixture of animal voices and (actor) David Acord. Fortunately, Matthew Wood and David Acord regularly sign for Topps, so if we get permission to use it in any form as the “child’s voice,” we’ll try to sign it for Topp’s Star Wars cards or photos. ”