Move over, spooky season: October is now bringing weekly doses of Baby Yoda. Lucasfilm and Disney announced Monday the upcoming Mando Mondays program, a weekly drop of “toys, books, comics, and digital comics” inspired by The Mandalorian, the Disney Plus show set in the Star Wars universe. Season 2 of the Emmy-winning series premieres on Oct. 30.
Mando Mondays officially kick off on Oct. 26, but pre-orders are already available on some toys and figures featuring the masked bounty hunter and his adorable, big-eared sidekick.
Star Wars fans, we have a new reason to look forward to Mondays! Starting Oct. 26, join us weekly to celebrate #MandoMondays and discover new products, digital content and more inspired by #TheMandalorian. Get the details at https://t.co/4YJuMiBdss. pic.twitter.com/FeGi8zHfOW— Star Wars (@starwars) September 21, 2020
Collectibles manufacturer Sideshow is offering a limited-edition quarter-scale polystone figure of the Mandalorian flanked by “The Child” in his floating bassinet. It costs $630 (with a layaway payment plan available) and is estimated to ship sometime between August and October 2021.
Gentle Giant Ltd. is offering a half-scale sculpted Baby Yoda bust, but it’s only available to the manufacturer’s Premier Guild members. Only 1,000 models will be created, and each one comes with a certificate of authenticity.
On the much more accessible end of the scale, Hasbro, Lego, and Funko are participating in Mando Mondays with new merch. Funko already has several Mandalorian-themed offerings, and is adding a figure featuring the bounty hunter flying while holding The Child, a figure of a Gammorean fighter, and a figure of Baby Yoda peeking out of a bag. They will all retail for $10.99 and will be released on Nov. 15.
Several new entries in Hasbro’s Star Wars The Black Series and Star Wars The Vintage Collection lines are coming as well, including an Amazon-exclusive Mandalorian figure and a GameStop-exclusive IG-11 figure, which will be released on Dec. 1. Hasbro is also releasing a new Mandalorian-themed edition of Monopoly (no release date has been set).
Finally, the Baby Yoda Lego set is, by my estimation, the highlight of Mando Mondays so far. The 1,073-piece set features poseable ears, hands, and mouth, and includes a Baby Yoda minifigure. It’s available for pre-order now for $79.99, and will be released on Oct. 30 — the same day as The Mandalorian season 2.
Update: This article has been updated with more Mando Mondays merch.