Hasbro has unveiled an animatronic version of The Child, aka Baby Yoda, from the Disney+ series, Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
The new animatronic version of Baby Yoda is Hasbro’s latest addition to its ever-widening collection of Baby Yoda merch that includes an array of plush toys and a life-size figure of the beloved Star Wars character.
The Baby Yoda toy collection was put on display on Good Morning America yesterday (see video below):
Hasbro announced that The Child Animatronic Edition will launch this fall, just in time for the holiday season.
It is already available for pre-order at major retailers (see pre-order details below).
The Child Animatronic Edition: Product details
The animatronic Baby Yoda, which comes with a removable pendant necklace and a robe, is powered by two AAA batteries (included) and speakers installed inside.
It has more than “25 sound and motion combinations.” The toy is for children ages four and up.
Its sound effects include happy and excited babbles and giggles, as well as sleep and Force sound effects. The babbling and cooing sounds are inspired by Baby Yoda scenes from The Mandalorian.
The motorized movements include eye, head, arm motions and gestures.
The head can move up and down, the eyes can open and close, and the ears can move back and forth.
Patting the toy’s head three times in a row makes it close its eyes, raise its arm, and sigh as if it is about to channel its Force powers, just as in the TV series.
The Child will, of course, need a rest after channeling the Force. So, it will close its eyes as if taking a nap if you lay it down.
How to pre-order Baby Yoda
But the toy will not ship until December. Amazon.com and Target say the toy will start to shipping December 1, 2020. Walmart’s estimated delivery date is December 17.
Other Baby Yoda offerings include The Child Talking Plush Toy at $24.99 that comes with a soup bowl and frog, a 6.5-inch figure for $19.99, and a miniature 1-inch figure with frog and soup bowl at $9.99. The toys will launch in Spring 2020.
A Lego version of the Razor Crest is also set to launch in the fall for $129.99.