Build-a-Bear to debut Baby Yoda stuffed animal this year

ORLANDO — Baby Yoda fans, it’s time to get excited.

A stuffed version of the wildly popular character from "The Mandalorian" will be available at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the next few months, Business Insider reported.

Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John made the announcement during her presentation Tuesday at the ICR Conference in Orlando. "We now will have The Child, also known as Baby Yoda," John said.

Touching upon Baby Yoda’s popularity, John said, “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.”

While Build-A-Bear's business model has traditionally been focused on younger children, almost half of its sales now come from items for tweens, teens and adults, Business Insider reported.

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