The coronavirus could result in the delay of toys based on Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian.
The first episode of The Mandalorian introduced viewers to the adorable infant fans would quickly name Baby Yoda, who instantly endeared itself to the world and became a pop culture sensation. In order to keep the introduction of Baby Yoda a secret, Disney and Lucasfilm opted to hold off on the production of Baby Yoda toys.
However, the outbreak of the coronavirus may result in the production of Baby Yoda toys being delayed, as CNN reports that toy producer Hasbro has confirmed its supply chain is being disrupted by the disease. According to industry analysts, Baby Yoda toys could be among the merchandise affected by the coronavirus outbreak, with Toys, Tots, Pets & More CEO Jim Silver saying that while those delays have not happened yet, “if things aren’t normal by the time June and July roll around, there will be shortages on a litany of toys.”
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Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The Star Wars series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of The Mandalorian and additional episodes of the Star Wars series were helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow.
The Mandalorian is now available exclusively on Disney Plus.