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.


News Outlets

Multiple news outlets reported on the asset’s premiere. We’ll let them tell the story:

Business Insider

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!””

Forbes

This Perfect $350 Baby Yoda ‘Mandalorian’ Replica May Actually Be Underpriced

“At last, the holy grail of Baby Yoda collectibles has arrived. “

CNN

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).”

CNET

This $350 Life-Size Baby Yoda Replica Will Melt Your Heart

“The adorable Baby Yoda puppet seen in Disney Plus Star Wars show The Mandalorian may have cost about $5 million 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.


The People

Celebrities, writers, editors, and fans of all sorts also celebrated the figure’s release.

Josh Gad (Frozen):

Stephen Stanton (Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance, The Clone Wars):

https://twitter.com/Stephen_Stanton/status/1222918103266316289?s=19

Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Avengers: Endgame):

Rahul Kohli ( iZombie, Harley Quinn Animated Series):

Mike Rome (WWE):

Rachel Paige (Associate editor of Marvel.com):

Ryan McCaffrey (Executive Editor at IGN):

Steven “Frosty” Weintraub (Editor-in-chief at Collider):

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.


Memes?

The Child even made it into a MEME!


All of you who tweeted, shared, and talked about The Child Life-Size Figure are a part of this story. We have loved your enthusiastic and website-crashing responses to The Mandalorian collectible.

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.

Whether you’re looking for general Star Wars collectibles,  or The Mandalorian figures in particular, Sideshow.com will connect you with the characters you love.