The Mandalorian's Baby Yoda has proven so popular that plush toys of the actual Yoda have been selling out.
Vanity Fair has a piece on the popularity of Baby Yoda, which details plush Yoda toys from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge are being snatched up by fans due to their resemblance to the adorable member of Yoda's species that has taken the internet by storm. For comparison, WDW News Today posted a picture of the doll in question:
As the plush toy removes the wrinkles from the aged Jedi Master, it's hard not to see why fans are using it as a stand-in for Baby Yoda. Of course, Disney and Lucasfilm are also making Baby Yoda toys just in time for Christmas, capitalizing on the character's breakout success.
As it stands, we don't know much about Baby Yoda. In fact, even that name isn't accurate since "Yoda" isn't the name of the Jedi's species, which has never been revealed. Whether the 50-year-old childlike alien has any connection to the original character also remains to be seen. What is known is that the character's appearance and inclusion as a key part of the hit show The Mandalorian have spawned all manner of memes and fandom online since his debut earlier this month.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The first three episodes are streaming now on Disney+.