I don’t know about you but when I hear the word animatronic I think of Disney! When those early animatronic characters first appeared in the Disney Parks, the sense of awe and wonderment was almost overwhelming. Never, did I think that I could eventually own my own animatronic, let alone one that is built into one of the most popular and talked about new characters ever.
The hit new Disney+ series The Mandalorian has spawned a craze unrivaled by any in recent history. The Child or Baby Yoda quickly captured our hearts and burst onto the scene. This character was a total surprise which only fed the developing hype. Disney did not include The Child in any early merchandising and have since stated that it wasn’t an oversight, rather it was done to preserve the story! I cannot wait for Season 2 and I can’t think of a better way to prepare than to load up on Mandalorian gear when I can.
There have been many “unofficial” Baby Yoda products that were filling the void until the officially licensed stuff was released. We’ve seen a very lifelike $350+ figure of The Child and there have been countless plush versions flooding the market too. However, Hasbro and Disney are stepping up their game with an animatronic version of The Child that moves and coo’s!
According to Hasbro, The Child Animatronic Edition will launch this Fall and preorders are currently available on Amazon for $59.97 with a 15 December 2020 estimated delivery. Powered by two AAA batteries (included!!!), this animatronic brings a walking and talking Baby Yoda right to your home. The speakers are internal so you can hear the babbling just like on the show. The arms move too, but of course they would have to in order to properly use the force.
All together there are over 25 sound and motion combinations that all come from The Mandalorian. Baby Yoda’s eyes open and close, the ears perk, and as mentioned the arms and head will move.
This in an extraordinary value at $59.97 and is simply a stunning toy. As expected The Child Animatronic Edition is joining a host of other Baby Yoda merchandise from Hasbro. This includes a talking plush toy, which launches this Spring, that features a bowl for soup and a frog!
We here at 23&Main are also eagerly awaiting the release of the Lego version of The Mandalorian’s ship, The Razor, this fall. Check out these and other great The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda finds too.
We hope you enjoyed this post and it gets you pumped for Season 2!
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