“Baby Yoda” is coming to Build-A-Bear Workshop. With a high demand for “Baby Yoda” inspired merchandise from The Mandalorian on Disney+, it comes as no surprise Disney and Lucasfilm have struck a deal with popular toy chain, Build-A-Bear Workshop, to offer a new special build.
“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,” Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John said during a presentation on Tuesday at the ICR Conference in Orlando, Florida, “We now will have The Child, also known as Baby Yoda,” John added.
“It’s great, again, to be in business with best-in-class partners,” John said, adding that Build-A-Bear, Disney, and Lucasfilm worked very quickly to make the Baby Yoda character a reality. “We started this process almost with the first episode,” John said.
“Disney was nice enough to hold back the secret and the designs of the Baby Yoda character, which means that there weren’t toys available immediately. However, there are shirts and cool things like that that are available,” showrunner and creator Jon Favreau told USA TODAY. “But I’ve seen the designs on the Baby Yoda dolls and toys and they’re really cool.”
Disney and Build-A-Bear Workshop are no strangers to partnerships and this is a guaranteed gold mine for both parties, with everyone winning, including their customers.
Needless to say, these will fly off the shelves faster than they can be stocked, and don’t be surprised when they begin to appear at your local Build-A-Bear Workshop in the coming months! No news yet if there will be any special sound effects or additional accessories associated with the character.
FYI – You can pre-order Baby Yoda from Shop Disney! Just click here.
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