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Hasbro Unveils Line of Baby Yoda Toys

Hasbro, which holds the master toy license for Star Wars-branded toys, has finally revealed its first collection of figures based on everyone’s favorite character from “The Mandalorian” — Baby Yoda.

While the cute creature has been dubbed Baby Yoda, because of his resemblance to the iconic “Star Wars” character, retailers, manufacturers and Disney itself call the character “The Child.”

Starting Thursday, fans will be able to preorder four new Baby Yoda toys. The toys are expected to arrive in spring 2020. The Child has become a social media sensation since debuting on Disney+ a month ago.

Keeping “Baby Yoda” a secret has meant that toys, plush and other items haven’t been available to purchase right away, disappointing eager holiday shoppers. It’s why most of the products currently available are from apparel companies or are made with the same, simplistic photo from the show.

As part of Hasbro’s Black Series collection, high-quality collectibles, there will be a 1.12-inch figure of The Child with multiple points of articulation. It will come with a small bone broth cup, ball toy and Sorgan frog.

There is a series of 2.2-inch collectible figures that have The Child in a variety of poses, including eating a Sorgan frog, sleeping and playing with the silver knob from the Mandalorian’s ship.

A 6.5-inch figure will also be available.

Hasbro has also created a talking plush toy that can be squeezed to activate several cooing sounds.

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This First WandaVision Photo Previews Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany’s 1950s Look

During the recent Marvel Studios panel at the 2019 CCXP, Marvel’s chief creative officer Kevin Feige has debuted the first image from Disney+’s highly-anticipated MCU series WandaVision, featuring Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany’s Vision as a happy 1950s’ couple. The series is scheduled to be release in the Spring of 2021.

Set in the 1950s, WandaVision will follow the story of Olson and Paul Bettany’s superhero characters Scarlet Witch and Vision from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will also star Teyonah Parris as the grown-up version of Monica Rambeau, a character who first made her appearance in this year’s Captain Marvel. The series is expected to be the first show that Marvel Studios is producing for Disney+ with Jac Schaeffer (Captain Marvel) serving as the its producer, showrunner and writer.

Scarlet Witch and Vision were last seen in last summer’s blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, though the duo parted on rather depressing terms. Scarlet Witch attempted, nay, destroyed the infinity stone inside Vision’s head, thus killing the man she loved. Except Thanos used the time stone in his gauntlet to undo her actions, which brought Vision back to life … but then he died again when Thanos removed the stone from his head and completed his quest to collect all the infinity stones. The infamous snap heard ’round the universe then effectively turned Scarlet Witch to ash.

Disney‘s streaming service is the exclusive home in the U.S. for subscription-video-on-demand viewing of the newest live action and animated series and movies from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and Fox. The service is ad-free, supported solely by subscription fees, and is available on gaming consoles, smart TV’s, and connected streaming devices.

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Watch The Mulan Trailer

Disney has released the official trailer and a new poster for its upcoming live-action adaptation of Mulan.

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.

Mulan features a celebrated international cast led by Liu Yifei (The Forbidden Kingdom, Once Upon a Time) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting search. Joining her are Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) as Böri Khan; Yoson An (The Meg) as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha, Raise the Red Lantern) as Xianniang and Jet Li (Shaolin Temple, Lethal Weapon 4) as the Emperor.

The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

Mulan lands in theaters on March 27, 2020.

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Mattel Introduces “Baby Yoda” Plush Figure

Fully embrace the cuteness of the 50-year-old Yoda species with this adorable 11-inch plush toy from Mattel!

He may look like a Baby Yoda, but this lovable creature is referred to as “The Child” or in the hit Disney+ Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian. With it’s lovable face, this sweet Star Wars plush toy makes a perfect Force Sensitive addition to your Star Wars collection!

You can now preorder your very own Star Wars The Mandalorian 11in “The Child” Plush (SRP: $24.99) HERE. “The Child” plush figure is expected to arrive in April 2020.

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Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge To Stream On Disney+ In 2020

Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, an exciting new Disney+ game show set in a galaxy far, far away, will test young contestants’ abilities in the core Jedi principles of strength, knowledge, and bravery as they face thrilling and fun obstacles in an attempt to achieve the rank of Jedi Knight! From lightsabers to hyperspace, the Force, and the dark side, Jedi Temple Challenge transports viewers and contestants into the Star Wars galaxy like never before.

The show is hosted by Ahmed Best, who will play a Jedi Master and mentor to the contestants. Known to many fans as Jar Jar Binks from the Star Wars prequels, Best’s unique set of skills as an actor, dancer, martial arts expert, STOMP musician, and Star Wars fan make him the perfect choice as the show’s host and mentor. Best is joined by a hilarious humanoid droid companion, voiced by Mary Holland (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre).

Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2020.

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Funko Pop!: Star Wars The Mandalorian – The Child

Fully embrace the cuteness of the 50-year-old Yoda species with this adorable Funko Pop! He may look like a Baby Yoda, but this lovable creature is referred to as The Child. Featuring artwork inspired by the Disney+ live-action series with The Child and The Mandalorian logo, this sweet Star Wars Funko Pop! makes a Force-sensitive addition to your Star Wars collection.

Pre-order the 10 inch figure HERE for $39.99

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Watch The Disney Pixar Soul Trailer

Disney Pixar has released the first trailer for Soul, the upcoming animated feature starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (Ray) and Golden Globe winner Tina Fey (30 Rock).

The official tagline for Soul reads: “Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams, and your interests come from? What is it that makes you… YOU?” The movie will take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions.

Soul imagines that every person on earth comes pre-installed with a soul formed and perfected in a cosmic realm. Foxx will play a middle-school music teacher on earth who dreams of playing at the legendary New York jazz club The Blue Note. After the wrong step into an open sewer grate, Joe slips back into his soul form back in the other realm — with some existential work to do before he might land his big gig.

The movie also stars Daveed Diggs, Questlove, and Phylicia Rashad.

The film is directed by Oscar winner Peter Docter (Up, Inside Out) and will be released on June 19, 2020.

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Funko Disney Pixar Coco FunkO’s Cereal With Miguel Pocket Pop!

Eat your FunkO’s before Abuelita has to tell you again! Inspired by Disney Pixar’s Coco, this box of tasty multigrain cereal comes with a Pocket Pop! of Miguel in his Land of the Dead disguise. 

Order HERE exclusively from Box Lunch.

 

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Watch The Mandalorian New Trailer

Disney+ has released a new trailer for The Mandalorian.

The first live-action Star Wars series will take place a few years after Return of the Jedi. Whoever the Mandalorian is under his mask, he’s no friend of the Empire. The trailer shows the Mandalorian methodically making his way through former Imperial soldiers. He also has an on-board carbon freezing chamber to deal with his targets. That makes things a lot easier when turning them in for bounties.

Julia Jones’ Omera can be seen as she starts to take off the Mandalorian’s mask. This implies a possible romantic connection between them. Meanwhile, Gina Carano’s Cara Dune appears to have a more professional relationship with him. There’s also a glimpse of Carl Weathers’ Greef Carga, Taika Waititi’s IG-11, and Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon. But we’ll have to wait a few weeks to see how it all comes together.

The Mandalorian‘s first episode will premiere on November 12, only on Disney+.

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Hocus Pocus 2 In The Works At Disney+

It has been more than 20 years since the theatrical release of Disney’s fan-favorite classic film Hocus Pocus, and Disney+ is currently in the process of developing a sequel to the 1993 horror-comedy movie. Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics) has signed on to pen the script for the long-awaited Hocus Pocus 2.

Directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), the original film was led by multi-award winning actress Bette Midler (The Rose) and four-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) along with Kathy Najimy (Sister Act), portraying The film followed the story of a teenage boy, who accidentally brings a trio of villainous Salem witches back to life on Halloween night. Although Hocus Pocus wasn’t a critical and commercial success by the time of its release, it still stood the test of time through countless of annual airings  and has now become a cult classic film.

The streaming service wants D’Angelo to create a way on how Midler, Parker and Najimy could be able to reprise their roles as Winifred, Sarah and Mary in the planned sequel. Even though none of the original stars are currently attached to star in the sequel, Disney is very hopeful to get them involved with Hocus Pocus 2.

Disney‘s upcoming streaming service will become the exclusive home in the U.S. for subscription-video-on-demand viewing of the newest live action and animated series and movies from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and Fox. Set to launch on November 12, the service will be ad-free, supported solely by subscription fees, and will be available on gaming consoles, smart TV’s, and connected streaming devices.

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