Life-size Baby Yoda replica opens for pre-order, immediately crashes website

Speciality manufacturer of pop-culture collectables Sideshow has unveiled a frighteningly life-like Baby Yoda figurine is available for pre-order – and, naturally, their website immediately crashed following the announcement (via Collider’s Steven Weintraub). 

Thankfully, the website seems to be in proper working order at the time of writing, yet there’s no telling how long pre-orders will last before selling out.

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The 1:1 scale figurine measures 16.5″ tall and stands on a small black base. But more impressive is the craftsmanship. Although we can only see a prototype for the moment, everything from the wisps of white hair on Baby Yoda’s head to the little pointed fingernails is absolutely spot-on. If you’ve dreamed of cradling your very own Baby Yoda since the adorable bastard first appeared in The Mandalorian’s premiere, this might be the closest you’ll come.

“Inspired by its unique onscreen appearance, this mixed media statue features a tan fabric coat swaddling The Child as it gazes up with charming wide eyes, hiding the silver shift knob from the Razor Crest in its right hand,” reads the official description.

Sideshow’s Baby Yoda costs $350, and – before you ask – there are payment plans. Pre-orders are currently available for an expected delivery window between August and October of this year. The product is a collaboration between Sideshow, who handled design and development, and Legacy Effects, who did the molding, sculpting, painting, etc.

Alternatively, if you prefer a more abstract, cuddly collectable, watch out for Baby Yoda in Build-a-Bear locations in the upcoming months. Here’s everything we know about Baby Yoda Season 2, er, The Mandalorian Season 2.

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