Some ‘The Mandalorian’ Fans Are ‘Deeply Unsettled’ by a Weird New Baby Yoda Toy
As soon as Baby Yoda made his debut on The Mandalorian, he became one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe. Fans can now find a variety of merchandise featuring the little green guy. But there’s a one new Baby Yoda toy on the market that has fans feeling a little disturbed.
Most ‘The Mandalorian’ fans feel protective of Baby Yoda
Baby Yoda, aka The Child, is undoubtedly the breakout star of The Mandalorian. His appearance came as a total surprise to Star Wars fans, and his origins still remain a mystery. But despite his powerful ability to heal, move, and choke people with his mind, fans still feel protective over the adorable little creature.
In fact, when Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis appeared as the stormtrooper that punched Baby Yoda, he got plenty of backlash from fans. In an interview with Uproxx, the actor said he was surprised to see himself trending on social media after the episode aired.
“It was very surreal and I started getting texts from friends going, ‘You bastard’ and people saying like, ‘Did you really get to wear the suit or was that just your voice?’” said Sudeikis. “All those funny questions. And Liv (his wife, Olivia Wilde) is active on social media so I knew she was catching some guff on my behalf.”
There’s a new Bop It! Baby Yoda toy
Numerous toy and clothing brands are producing The Mandalorian inspired merchandise for fans to enjoy. But the toy company, Bop It! recently released a rubber Baby Yoda toy made from a smooth material that can be easily twisted and stretched.
Bop It! toys are meant to be durable and can be used to relieve stress. Similarly, their new Baby Yoda toy can be punched or “bopped” on the head, pulled on, or twisted with audio generated gameplay.
And this isn’t the first time Bop It! released Star Wars-themed toys. The company has also put out BB-8, R2D2, and Chewbacca versions of the game. The Baby Yoda Bop It! toy is now becoming available to purchase online.
Some fans find the toy disturbing
As with any new Baby Yoda toy that is released, many fans of The Mandalorian were excited to see the new Bop It! version of the little green guy. But some fans found the concept disturbing, pointing out how awkward it would feel to punch such a beloved, adorable, infant-like character.
“If you buy this Baby Yoda Bop It, I want you arrested and jailed for child abuse,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
“There’s a Bop It! shaped like Baby Yoda,” another fan tweeted. “I’m deeply unsettled by that.”
“I would much rather take a bullet for baby yoda than punch him in his beautiful and cute face,” one fan expressed on Twitter.
Some fans wondered what the toy company was thinking when it created the toy. “I have a feeling that someone at bop it does not like baby yoda,” one Twitter user suggested.
“There’s a baby yoda bop it where you can hit him on the head,” another fan tweeted. “WHO AT HASBRO SAID THIS IS OK??”
But regardless of how the new Bop It! Baby Yoda toy is supposed to be used, there’s no question that it’s still really cute.