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Disney appears to be cracking down on Baby Yoda knockoffs

Disney has done many collaborations with Build-A-Bear in the past Disney has done many collaborations with Build-A-Bear in the past
Hannah Rogers | 18 January, 2020, 23:54

When "The Mandalorian" was first released on Disney's streaming service Disney+ a year ago, Baby Yoda became an instant pop culture sensation- out-trending political candidates on Twitter and becoming fodder for late-night talk show hosts.

Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian - how long before they rename the show, two weeks? - returns to Disney+ with new episodes this fall.

What do you think about the photo with George Lucas and Baby Yoda?

The father of Star Wars has had some involvement with the Disney+ series so far, and Favreau's photo does appear to be taken on a studio set, with lots of equipment and people milling about in the background (insert side-eye emoji here).

Additionally, there are still thousands of Star Wars and The Mandalorian-related results on Etsy, but Disney seems to be targeting the more popular or high-profile sellers.

The show's creator, Jon Favreau, shared the snap on Instagram, where it has received more than 500,000 likes.

But except for a smattering of mugs, t-shirts and other easy-to-produce tchotchkes, there was a dearth of Baby Yoda products available.

Disney is trying to remove unlicenced Baby Yoda stuffed toys from Etsy, so you might have to wait to get your hands on everyone's favorite character from The Mandalorian.

Etsy artist Tanya Alvarez confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the online store deactivated her listing of a Baby Yoda-inspired plush toy and sent her an email alert that Disney had filed a trademark infringement complaint. Baby Yoda is not the real Yoda, in the sense that he is not a baby version of the character Yoda from the Star Wars series.

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