The Child Broke The Internet
Wednesday, January 29th, at 7pm PT, Sideshow premiered The Child Life-Size Figure. Fans and lovers of cuteness alike were overwhelmed with joy, many brought to tears, when they saw this Star Wars collectible.
Within minutes, Sideshow.com crashed.
But that didn’t stop the internet from responding.
Multiple news outlets reported on the asset’s premiere. We’ll let them tell the story:
Intense Demand for a Lifelike $350 Baby Yoda Replica Crashed its Seller’s Website Upon Its Debut
“Customers tweeted about the site crashing late Wednesday, and the Sideshow’s responded with a tweet saying, “Working on it… we are!””
This Perfect $350 Baby Yoda ‘Mandalorian’ Replica May Actually Be Underpriced
“At last, the holy grail of Baby Yoda collectibles has arrived. “
Yes, for $350 You Can Get a Life-sized Baby Yoda
“Oh boy, does this look real! It literally looks just like The Child from “The Mandalorian,” and it comes with the Shifter Knob (the silver metal ball from The Mandalorian’s ship that this young friend took).”
This $350 Life-Size Baby Yoda Replica Will Melt Your Heart
“The adorablepuppet seen in Star Wars show may have to make, but you can get a much cheaper replica, available for preorder now from Sideshow Collectibles.”
Massive news outlets have reported on The Child, but that was only the beginning. There were also articles from ComicBook.com, E! News (though some of the details in their video are misleading), Screen Rant, EW, IGN, CBR, io9, Fandom, and countless more.
Celebrities, writers, editors, and fans of all sorts also celebrated the figure’s release.
Josh Gad (Frozen):
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 30, 2020
Stephen Stanton (Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance, The Clone Wars):
Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Avengers: Endgame):
.@collectsideshow THANK YOU for the promise of this to look forward to. The site crashed before I could preorder, but #Yodito shall be mine!#TheChild #BabyYoda #SideshowCollectibles 💚#SoundsLikeASponsoredPostButIsnt #WeJustAllNeedToSeeThisSweetFace #ImANerd @themandalorian pic.twitter.com/3fP0tzGQ0f
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) January 30, 2020
Rahul Kohli ( iZombie, Harley Quinn Animated Series):
Mike Rome (WWE):
Rachel Paige (Associate editor of Marvel.com):
A Baby Yoda life-size figure is coming and he's holding a lil knob and I am both screaming and crying about this pic.twitter.com/qYKBDRpoEN
— Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld) January 30, 2020
Ryan McCaffrey (Executive Editor at IGN):
— Ryan McCaffrey (@DMC_Ryan) January 30, 2020
Steven “Frosty” Weintraub (Editor-in-chief at Collider):
So @collectsideshow just announced they're making a life-size Baby Yoda from @themandalorian and their website crashed. It's going to cost $350.00. Here are some pics. I'm sure the website will be back online soon. pic.twitter.com/lWibN1wV6O
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) January 30, 2020
We simply couldn’t list all the incredible responses from celebrities or fans, but some of our favorite responses are on the Let Your Geek Sideshow official Facebook Group. Join the group for an exclusive look at The Child, plus a community where you can really Let Your Geek Sideshow.
The Child even made it into a MEME!
the internet today pic.twitter.com/syfhtyWqp9
— joey noelle ✨ (@joeynoelle) January 31, 2020
The story of The Child goes beyond Star Wars: The Mandalorian now. It was an internet sensation, and we’re so thankful that collectors old and new are a part of that story.