Since Baby Yoda debuted in The Mandalorian last month, the character the show refers to as “The Child” has become the Star Wars franchise’s newest breakout star. Everybody just loves the young and impossibly adorable version of the ancient Jedi master.
The buzz around the character has been so sudden and overwhelming, in fact, it literally felt like the whole thing was meticulously planned – that they introduced the character a month before the holidays precisely to sell a whole lot of toys come Christmas. Except, it wasn’t the case. Instead, the character was kept so tightly under wraps that most people, including Star Wars’ toy manufacturing partners, didn’t really know about it.
So here we are: a Christmas season with the hottest new Star Wars character dominating the conversation, but no official toy that you can pick up from the shelves. So what’s a Baby Yoda fan to do? Settle for all the unlicensed knockoff stuff on Etsy and wherever, of course.
If you’d rather wait for all the official toys scheduled down the pipe, we compiled this brief list to help you in your quest.
Star Wars The Black Series The Child
Measuring 1.1-inch tall, this teensy Baby Yoda toy adds the pint-sized galactic sensation to Hasbro’s Black Series lineup, putting it in proper scale with the 6-inch action figures of other Star Wars characters in the collection. That way, you can get any Black Series character you have to babysit the green alien infant and protect him from the any bounty hunter looking to return The Child to the mysterious Client.
While tiny, the toy has intricate detailing, as well as multiple articulation points, so you can place him in a variety of poses. The action figure comes with a ball to keep The Child busy when he gets bored, along with a bowl and a frog, so he can easily get some sustenance whenever he’s in the mood to eat a whole, live amphibian.
This collectible set offers six different Baby Yoda posed figures, every single one of them encapsulating what makes the character so goshdarn lovable. Each one measuring 2.2 inches tall, the figures capture The Child in a variety of adorable poses, all while showing off the large ears, beady eyes, and short limbs that give it its impossibly cute toy-like proportions.
The toys are sold in packs, with each pack containing two different figures each. As for the figures themselves, Don’t Leave depicts Baby Yoda in a typical clingy child pose, while Ball Toy shows it controlling a ball in its hand. Froggy Snack captures the future Jedi Master eating a whole frog just like in the series, while Force Moment sees him playing around with the metaphysical power floating around in the galaxy far, far away. Sipping Soup, on the other hand, shows the alien sipping some soup off a bowl, while Blanket Wrapped sees it half-asleep under a warm duvet. Because, you know, babies nap and everything.
For fans who want a larger action figure, this 6.5-inch action figure gives you The Child in all his nascent Jedi Master glory. With multiple points of articulation, you can cast the fan-favorite character in a variety of poses, whether you want to make him look like he’s playing with toys, taking a nap, or using The Force to stop The Guild’s bounty hunters from entering the abode. Truth be told, it’s not the best depiction we’ve seen of Baby Yoda (we think he can be cuter), but we’ll take it all the same.
This large 11-inch doll pairs a squishy head with a soft, bead-filled plush body, giving you a Baby Yoda you can gladly wrap between your arms. We particularly love the way this one’s face is sculpted, which sees the Force-sensitive character break out into a wry smile. Yeah, we like him better when he’s smiling this way. It has a flat, sturdy base that allows you to stand it upright for displaying on a shelf, so you don’t have to store it in its back like many of your other plush dolls.
A slightly smaller plush doll, this talking Baby Yoda is equipped with 10 different pre-recorded sounds, all taken from the Disney+ series where The Child makes his first appearance. That adorably sculpted head can be panned and its short arms can be posed, so you can cast the doll in several limited poses, all while playing one of its Baby Yoda utterances when poked or squished at just the right place. The toy comes with a bowl of soup and a frog, so your future Jedi Master doesn’t have to cry whenever he’s hungry.
For Funko Pop! fans, the Baby Yoda is, of course, getting his own 3.75-inch figure, so you can add a Force-sensitive and giant-eared alien to your ever-growing Pop! collection. It’s a bobble head, by the way, so you can stare in awe as The Child swings his head over and over, while his left hand reaches out, presumably, to summon power of The Force.
Funko POP! Star Wars: The Mandalorian – 10-Inch The Child
Like Funko Pop! figures much bigger? Skip the 3.5-incher and pick up this 10-inch super-sized Baby Yoda instead, which bears a similar pose, albeit with a slightly different sculpt that replaces the scowling face with one that’s nearly breaking out into a wry smile. Because, you know, a 10-inch Jedi baby just feels a lot less scary when it doesn’t look upset.
Buffalo Games Star Wars The Mandalorian – The Child – 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
If you can’t wait for next year to get your paws on an official Baby Yoda toy, maybe you can satisfy the hankering with this 500-piece jigsaw puzzle instead. We know, it’s not as fun as an action figure you can pose or a plush doll you can hug, but it should be a fun thing to assemble all the same, especially when you get that adorable face when you finish the puzzle.