It’s 2020 and the Skywalker Saga is over, but for the legion of Star Wars fans out there, we’re still under the spell of The Child. Wait, who exactly is The Child? Probably the cutest thing to come out of the Star Wars franchise… sorry, Porg.
Famously known as Baby Yoda, The Child, as referred to by those behind the hit Disney+ series, has gathered a strong fanbase made up of casual viewers and fans of The Mandalorian. After months of waiting, we’ve bagged four toys and figurines by Hasbro that are big must-haves to snuggle in bed with, rest upon your desks or displayed in your cabinets under bright yellow lights like the star he is. Time Magazine did feature him as People of the Year so it seems only apt.
The smallest figure in our collection, The Black Series The Child Figure stands at a mere 3cm (1.1 inches) and comes with accessories – the “ball” toy that is the knob of Mando’s Razer Crest controller, a bowl of soup and his favourite snack, a frog. For S$19.99 on Amazon.sg, this collectible figure is currently in stock and can be in the palm of your hands (quite literally) by the next day. Take a closer look at this figure via our earlier unboxing.
Slightly bigger in size at 5.5cm (2.2 inches), The Bounty Collection comes in 3 different sets of 2 in various poses that are bound to melt your heart. The 3 sets are Don’t Leave & Ball Toy 2-Pack, Sipping Soup & Blanket-Wrapped 2-Pack and Froggy Snack & Force Moment 2-Pack. These cute, curious, hungry, sleep and Force-sensitive figures can be yours for S$29.99 per set. With poses this cute it’s hard to pick one set alone! Take a closer look at this collection via our earlier unboxing.
Don’t Leave & Ball Toy 2-Pack
Sipping Soup & Blanket-Wrapped 2-Pack
Froggy Snack & Force Moment 2-Pack
UPDATE: Series 2 has landed too! Now available on Amazon.sg: 2-Pack of The Child Helmet Hiding & Stopping Fire, 2-Pack of The Child with Pram & Mando Necklace, 2-Pack of The Child with Speeder Ride & Touching Buttons.
Want something more than a desk buddy? This 16.5cm (6.5 inches) action figure could be the one for you. With a rotatable head and movable arms, you can manipulate Baby Yoda into a pose where he’s using the force. Primarily made out of plastic, his glossy eyes, when angled towards the light, can brighten anyone’s day. This jumbo-sized action figure is currently available on Amazon.sg for S$39.99. Take a closer look at this figure via our earlier unboxing.
As if we can’t get enough of this adorable bean in the form of figures, Hasbro’s rolled out a soft and cuddly talking plush that you can snuggle in your sleep and cradle in your arms like a newborn baby. The 19cm (7.5 inches) plush is Baby Yoda brought to life with squishy hands and feet and fine tiny white hairs drawn on them. The plush is clothed in a soft robe with a fleece-like collar and makes adorable babbling sounds when you squish him. For S$59.99, the plush comes with his froggy snack and a bowl of soup too. Take a closer look at this figure via our earlier unboxing.
And in the spirit of giving, the Amazon Exclusive release of The Child Animatronic Edition with over 25 sound and motion combinations has arrived. That’s right, for S$119.90 this Baby Yoda can move his head up and down, move his ears back and forth and open and close his eyes. Pat his head three times and he will use the Force before taking a nap as seen in the TV series. The Animatronic Edition of The Child comes with a removable Mandalorian pendant necklace too.
But that’s not all we’ll see of The Child. This “The Child” edition of the Monopoly board game is a fun family game that features themes and artwork inspired by The Mandalorian TV series. Players can play and move around the gameboard as Baby Yoda himself and follow the actions on Bounty Puck cards. Now available on Amazon.sg for S$49.90.
If you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan or have the hots for Mando, you’d be pleased to know that Season 2 of The Mandalorian is still on track for release on 30 October this year and that a third season is in development. Fans can expect some lightsaber action in the coming seasons and Alien’s Michael Biehn as a bounty hunter. And who else to watch these seasons with if not with Baby Yoda.
This article was originally published on 5 August 2020.