Animatronic Baby Yoda is here to win you over with wiggling ears and adorable babble

Animatronic Baby Yoda is here to win you over with wiggling ears and adorable babble
(Image credit: Hasbro)

Yes, we all know that Baby Yoda is cute. But now it feels like Hasbro has declared war on our wallets - their new animatronic Baby Yoda doll is freakin' adorable. It's available to pre-order ahead of The Mandalorian season 2, and boasts motorized movements (including ears that wiggle) to go with 'series-inspired sounds'. It's almost like it waddled straight out of the Disney Plus series. The only thing missing is a space frog for it to eat.

This Baby Yoda animatronic (officially called 'The Child') is available to pre-order now on Amazon for $60 in the US and £59.99 in the UK. It arrives this December 15 for American readers and December 1 in the United Kingdom.

According to the Amazon listing it features sounds that are inspired by the series, including "giggles and babbles... and Force effects sounds." In addition, it offers motorized movements of its arms, head, eyes, and ears. And if you pat it on the head three times, it'll use "Force activation, in which the animatronic toy will raise its arm, close its eyes, and sigh, as if using the Force" (Luke would have learned to use the Force much faster if he'd simply patted his own head, it seems - what an amateur). Amusingly, this Baby Yoda can also take a 'Force Nap'. I could do with one of those.

There are plenty of other Baby Yoda collectibles that range from Funko Pops to plush toys, but this is the first that really captures what made us all fall in love with what marketers insist on calling The Child (sorry everyone, that's a losing battle). My question now is, where's my Baby Yoda Tamagotchi?

Want to catch up on the story so far? Besides our guide on how to watch The Mandalorian, you can also grab a Disney Plus sign-up or get the best offers on Disney Plus bundles via our guides.

Baby Yoda pre-orders

The Child Animatronic Edition | $60 on Amazon US / £59.99 on Amazon UK

The Child Animatronic Edition | $60 on Amazon US / £59.99 on Amazon UK
This new Baby Yoda doll will be available this December, and it's one of the cutest we've seen so far. It comes with motorized movements, sound effects, and the Mandalorian's pendant to hold. Stock may not last all that long, so it's worth grabbing yours if you'd like one.

This isn't the only cool collectible on offer this Holiday season - you can also pick up Lego Super Mario sets that allow you to recreate your favorite levels. We suspect those kits (and a fair few others) will pop up during Amazon Prime Day and the Black Friday deals later this year.

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Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to the latest Lego news. I've been writing about games in one form or another since 2012, and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.