It seems like it’s been quite some time since we last saw Baby Yoda — a character who may have saved Disney’s Star Wars license for the time being — mostly because The Mandalorian has been off the air for over a month now, and the fact that there still aren’t any legit collectibles to buy to honor the little guy with.
I know we are eventually getting some plushies, and a few figures, but even those aren’t quite the level of awesome we need to fully capture the magic that is Baby Yoda. Luckily, Sideshow Collectibles has finally stepped up to give us the one and only Baby Yoda collectible fans will ever need – a life sized figure!
I put my desires for this out on the podcast a few weeks back, and while it’s not a Hot Toys figure at the 1/6th scale, it may be even better thanks to its true 1:1 ratio, essentially giving collectors a chance to own a much cheaper version of the animatronic used on the set of The Mandalorian. It is just a figure, I want to clarify that, this little gem won’t be cooing at you, or using the Force to save your ass from an Incinerator Trooper, but his appearance looks to be spot on to the prop used for filming.
This little dude is now up for pre-order over at Sideshow Collectibles, and he’s going to cost you $350. I’m not going to lie, that is a bit pricey, especially considering how affordable the 1:1 Baby Groot was a few years back, but I guess Baby Yoda is a bit bigger and more nuanced, so the price ain’t going to stop me. In fact, I already have one pre-ordered!
For the most part this looks to be more of a statue than a figure, albeit one made out of plastic, vinyl, rubber, etc. He does come with a stand, and the flight stick topper from the Razor Crest, but it’s not clear if he will be poseable at all, or if the ball can be removed from his hand. Either way, this is a no brainer for Star Wars collectors.
Check out the gallery below!