Disney reached out today to let us know that toys and plush inspired by the character “the Child” from The Mandalorian are now available for pre-order on shopDisney.com. Obviously that's not all that surprising considering the popularity the child acquired after being on screen for only a few minutes, but what was surprising however is that Disney mentioned Hasbro's collector focused Star Wars action figure lines in their press release specifically:
"Products from Hasbro will start hitting shelves later next year, offering a range of items from The Black Series and Vintage Collections to all new unique expressions of the Child."
It's not ground-breaking news, but it's nice to have an official confirmation. Unfortunately The Black Series and The Vintage Collection action figures are much more complex to create than a simple Funko Pop! bobble head, a print on a t-shirt or plush, and we'll likely have to wait until early Fall of 2020 to see the child in our favorite collector focused Star Wars action figure lines. That's a long wait, but in Hasbro's defense, no licensee was ready with products due to the secrecy surrounding the Child.