Pre-Order the Baby Yoda Funko Pop of Your Dreams

Funko Pop
Funko Pop

Since Baby Yoda—officially known as "The Child"—made its surprise debut on the new Disney+ show The Mandalorian, fans have been obsessed with this incredibly cute creature, inspiring countless memes and a bunch of merchandise along the way. But while the initial offering of official Baby Yoda merch may have left a little to be desired, things are starting to look up with the announcement that the character is getting the inevitable Funko Pop treatment.

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until spring of 2020 for the item to ship, but you can pre-order both the standard ($9) and life-size ($30) Baby Yoda Funkos at Walmart. You can also find them at Hot Topic, with the regular size going for $12 and the 10-inch version for $39. The standard Funko is also on Amazon for around $9.

If you simply can’t wait to have Baby Yoda merchandise in your life, here are some more items that will arrive sooner.

The Mandalorian and The Child 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle; $11

Baby Yoda puzzle
Buffalo Games / Amazon

According to Amazon, this 500-piece puzzle will be released on December 30, and it also comes with a bonus poster, so you can hang a picture up of Baby Yoda anywhere.

Buy it: Amazon

Baby Yoda Decal Sticker; $8

Baby Yoda sticker
NG / Amazon

Complete your water bottle, lunchbox, or laptop with some precious Baby Yoda love.

Buy it: Amazon

Baby Yoda Mug; $17

Baby Yoda mug
M&R / Amazon

This mug not only features an adorable illustration of the The Child in his cool sci-fi crib, but it's also microwave-safe.

Buy it: Amazon

Baby Yoda PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets; $17

Baby Yoda phone holder
Star Wars / Amazon

What’s better than being able to have collapsible grip that provides a secure hold for texting, calling, photos, and selfies? Being able to do so with an adorable photo of The Child.

Buy it: Amazon

The Child T-Shirt; $22

Baby Yoda t-shit
Hot Topic

This gray tee features a photo of Baby Yoda in his tiny poncho. If you're a bit more particular about the photos, there are also other designs from which to choose.

Buy it: Hot Topic

Baby Yoda Men’s Hoodie; $35

Baby Yoda Hoodie
Hot Topic

Make sure you stay warm with this 50 percent cotton hoodie. As with the tees, there are multiple designs to choose from.

Buy it: Hot Topic

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This Course Will Teach You How to Play Guitar Like a Pro for $29

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BartekSzewczyk/iStock via Getty Images

Be honest: You’ve watched a YouTube video or two in an attempt to learn how to play a song on the guitar. Whether it was through tabs or simply copying whatever you saw on the screen, the fun always ends when friends start throwing out requests for songs you have no idea how to play. So how about you actually learn how to play guitar for real this time?

It’s now possible to learn guitar from home with the Ultimate Beginner to Expert Guitar Lessons Bundle, which is currently on sale for $29. Grab that Gibson, Fender, or whatever you have handy, and learn to strum rhythms from scratch.

The strumming course will teach you how to count beats and rests to turn your hands and fingers into the perfect accompaniment for your own voice or other musicians. Then, you can take things a step further and learn advanced jamming and soloing to riff anytime, anywhere. This course will teach you to improvise across various chords and progressions so you can jump into any jam with something original. You’ll also have the chance to dive deep into the major guitar genres of bluegrass, blues, and jazz. Lessons in jam etiquette, genre history, and how to read music will separate you from a novice player.

This bundle also includes courses in ear training so you can properly identify any relative note, interval, or pitch. That way, you can play along with any song when it comes on, or even understand how to modify it into the key you’d prefer. And when the time comes to perform, be prepared with skilled hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, trills, vibrato, and fret-tapping. Not only will you learn the basic foundations of guitar, you’ll ultimately be able to develop your own style with the help of these lessons.

The Ultimate Beginner to Expert Guitar Lessons Bundle is discounted for a limited time. Act on this $29 offer now to work on those fingertip calluses and play like a pro.

 

The Ultimate Beginner to Expert Guitar Lessons Bundle - $29

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How the Trapper Keeper Trapped the Hearts of '80s and '90s Kids

Courtesy of Cinzia Reale-Castello
Courtesy of Cinzia Reale-Castello

No matter when or where you grew up, back-to-school shopping typically revolved around two things: clothing and school supplies. And if you’re an adult of a certain age, you probably had a Trapper Keeper on that latter list of must-buy items.

Like the stickers, skins, and cases that adorn your smartphones and laptops today, Trapper Keepers were a way for kids to express their individual personalities. The three-ring binders dominated classrooms in the '80s and '90s, and featured a vast array of designs—from colorful Lisa Frank illustrations to photos of cool cars and popular celebrities—that allowed kids to customize their organizational tools. 

In this episode of "Throwback," we're ripping open the Velcro cover and digging into the history of the Trapper Keeper. You can watch the full episode below.

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