(NEW YORK) -- Last year saw the birth of Baby Yoda, the beloved fictional character from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
With his giant green ears, gigantic brown eyes and overall childlike innocence, it's no wonder The Child stole the hearts of millions of Star Wars fans -- and caused intense demand for official Baby Yoda merchandise.
Fans scrambled as they preordered any and all figurines or toys despite having to wait months for their orders to arrive -- such as the official Funko Pop figurine that is slated to hit store shelves in May.
Now, Build-A-Bear is jumping fluff first into the craze, formally announcing on Tuesday that Baby Yoda will be coming to their stores very soon. Business Insider reports that fans can get their hands on a Baby Yoda plush at Build-A-Bear within the next few months.
Company CEO Sharon Price John unveiled the stuffed toy on Tuesday, saying, "I'm excited to share we will be one of the first companies to provide the digital and internet phenomenon who is trending higher than all the presidential candidates combined."
Build-a-Bear began mapping out plans to bring The Child to stores since the first The Mandalorian episode aired, according to Price John. She said the ability to quickly bring such a high in demand toy to fruition was all thanks to the cooperation of Disney and Lucasfilm.
"It's great, again, to be in business with best-in-class partners," said Price John.
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