'The Mandalorian' Creator Reveals the Popular Character Who Inspired Baby Yoda

August 17, 2020

"The Mandalorian" show creator has just revealed the popular character that inspired the look of the ever-popular Baby Yoda.

The "Star Wars" spin-off, "The Mandalorian," quickly gained viewers' attention during its 2019 release for the popular character The Child - or Baby Yoda as fans lovingly refer to him.

In an interview with Deadline, Favreau revealed that E.T. was actually part of the inspiration for Baby Yoda's adorable look. "Dave [Filoni] had done a sketch of a kind of a Michelangelo/E.T. moment, and that was a source of inspiration," Favreau said.

The sketch was just a jumping off point for designers to really go with the look of Baby Yoda. "Then, Doug Chiang and the whole art department started generating drawings of it, and the Legacy [Effects] people built it," he explained.

Now, Baby Yoda has become a "Star Wars" fan sensation, with a ton of memorabilia made with his likeness. You can find everything from Baby Yoda mugs to Baby Yoda waffle makers. Super fans can even by a life-sized Baby Yoda for $350.

There are even a slew of Baby Yoda-themed toys available for purchase either for your children or for the child in your heart.

Fans who are feeling particularly creative could even head on over to Build-a-Bear Workshop for a limited time to stuff their own Baby Yoda plush doll. All of the normal Build-a-Bear tricks come with it, including clothes and the ability to fill your Baby Yoda with audio tracks.

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