I think we can all agree that the world has been a pretty dreary place since The Mandalorian season finale.
For two months our Fridays were dedicated to the cutest little guy in the galaxy. Sorry Din Djarin, I'm talking about the Child. With the species of the Child currently unknown, the world and the internet took to affectionately calling him “Baby Yoda”.
With May the Fourth behind us and no new Star Wars content on the horizon (except for Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian) it seems like the perfect time to take a look back at the best Baby Yoda content on the internet — and where to buy some sweet merch.
The Best Tweets About the Child
If you've been involved with the Star Wars fandom for any amount of time, then you've likely encountered the toxic parts of it online. But it was love at first sight for all corners of the fandom when Jon Favreau brought the Child into the world.
can not bELIEVE that it took one green 50 year old baby to unite the entire star wars fandom for one cause pic.twitter.com/gY445S08Ir
— caro dune 🦋 (@classickylo) November 17, 2019
It's true. The Child is worth the seventy-dollar subscription fee.
#BabyYoda is worth the entire year I paid for Disney plus
— Michael D. Fuller (@michaeldfuller) November 16, 2019
Even people outside of the Star Wars fandom fell in love with the little bundle of joy.
I don’t know anything about Star Wars and while I know that’s shocking I am here to tell you that I just saw this baby yoda in my timeline and all I want is to know him thank you pic.twitter.com/OI1iNFn56b
— kristin russo (@kristinnoeline) November 12, 2019
Me tweeting about Baby Yoda and liking all of the memes even though I have no plans to ever watch The Mandalorian pic.twitter.com/a53GdijGCx
— Jon (@prasejeebus) December 1, 2019
Obviously the answer to Baby Yoda Fever is to skip to the end of this article and purchase your very own Child today.
at least baby fever you can have a kid. how do i handle this baby yoda fever
— 𝘋𝘈𝘙𝘊𝘐𝘌 𝘞𝘐𝘓𝘋𝘌𝘙 (@333333333433333) November 19, 2019
We've all been there, haven't we? Everyone has a camera roll filled with pictures of the Child, like a proud parent… Right?
“You keep smiling at your phone, what are you looking at?”
— punkin 🎃 (@reinecitrouille) November 16, 2019
Sorry, Baby Groot. You are kindling in comparison to the Child.
i would use baby groot as fire wood to keep baby yoda warm https://t.co/0e3Vn6BfCq
— matt rorabeck (@mattrorabeck) November 30, 2019
The Child might protect, but he's also earned himself a lot of protectors.
— Imgur (@imgur) November 20, 2019
Melina has some valid points.
– annoying as fuck
– would not die for them
– can use the force
– would literally die for them pic.twitter.com/oy5RzU2BqV
— melina ¨̮ (@melmadara) November 18, 2019
Move over Gerber Baby, we've got a new poster child.
— The Illustrations of Tom Savage (@TomSavageStudio) November 29, 2019
Some people have even been encouraged to make edible versions of the Child. I'm not sure that this is the way.
Behold! Baby Yoda Bread! 😂 pic.twitter.com/awnYkxlGJC
— 🖤🧡 Maeve (@spiteandmalice) May 8, 2020
Even Ryan Seacrest knew how to celebrate Star Wars Day. This is the way.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 4, 2020
Someone call Mulder, because Scully's talking about the cutest alien in the galaxy.
If I had one word of advice baby yoda it would be to watch out for those seagulls! https://t.co/JkJHbnGdi4
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) December 1, 2019
We all fell a little bit in love with Mando because of his care for the Child, didn't we?
Just watched Episode 3 of #TheMandalorian and all I can say is, Mandalorian, more like DADalorian am I right
Mando loves his child and I love him for loving his child pic.twitter.com/vq38g2Pwpl
— K1ll1n-Pr1ncess 🦋 (@K1ll1nP) November 22, 2019
And who knew that Baby Yoda catching his frog snack could be so inspirational.
Be like baby yoda, look how determined he is to get that frog, if he can get that frog. You can do anything pic.twitter.com/6bVANBrG7Q
— Sora Ookami (@Nel_Tu3) May 8, 2020
Bring The Child Home
In the newly immortal words of Werner Herzog's character The Client, “I would like to see the baby.” Since the season finale of The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda Fever has swept the world.
In an effort to maintain secrecy, toy production was heavily delayed until after the Child's reveal, devastating Christmas shoppers everywhere. But fear not, you can find the Child in an online store today.
For only $25 this 11-inch The Child Plush could come home to you this week. It has has a soft body, plus a sturdy base filled with beans, which is perfect for cuddling or filming adorable videos of it romping around your house.
Star Wars The Bounty Collection
Star Wars The Bounty Collection – $16
There are three different $16 two-packs in this collection. You won't be sorry about bringing home these little bounties. Be advised they are very small, but they are still strong with the Force.
Funko POP! Star Wars: The Mandalorian
Funko POP! Star Wars: The Mandalorian – $9
You can buy Funko POP! figures almost everywhere, but the concerned Child is exclusively only available at Target. There's no shame in purchasing each variation the Child.
The Child Plush – $25
If you're just looking to cuddle, then this 11-inch plush is exactly what you're looking for. Unlike the other 11-inch Child, this one has an entirely soft head and body. He's even wearing a super soft faux-suede coat.
The Child PopSockets – $15
You can rock your love for the Child on your phone with these fun PopSockets. They come in six different styles and some you'll only find on the PopSocket website!
The Child Chia Pet – $20
Chi-Chi-Chi-Chia. If you're a child of the 80s and 90s then Chia Pets are a major nostalgia throwback. Now you can combine your love for Star Wars and quirky plant growing with your very own Child Chia Pet! They are currently available for pre-order.
When Hasbro launched the advertising campaign for this toy, the internet lost their minds! He's not just an adorable plushy, he's animatronic! He makes twenty-five sounds and motion combinations, including happy giggles and excited babbles. His head even moves up and down, his ears move back and forth, and his eyes open and close. He's worth paying $60 for.
The Bottom Line
You can find more The Mandalorian merchandise on shopDisney, Target, GameStop, and more. There are dozens of t-shirt designs, socks, and shoes featuring the Child, stickers, and decals, and even jewelry and purses. It may have taken Disney awhile to get the merchandise out, but now that it's here there are a ton of options to show off your Baby Yoda love.