You Can Pre-Order an Animatronic Baby Yoda Doll That Coos, Moves, and Uses the Force

The animatronic Baby Yoda toy will be available later this year.
The animatronic Baby Yoda toy will be available later this year.

With his giant eyes, pointy ears, and oversized robes, The Child—more affectionately known as Baby Yoda—managed to dominate popular culture the instant he made his debut in The Mandalorian. And if you've been wishing you could give this pint-sized green creature a hug, now you can with Hasbro’s animatronic Baby Yoda doll, which is available for pre-order at GameStop for $60.

But this doll does more than just sit on your shelf and look adorable (though he does that, too). Just by tapping Baby Yoda’s head, you’ll activate the doll’s series of movements and sounds inspired by the show, which include his signature happy giggles, babbling, and ear wiggles.

And when you tap the head three times, the toy raises its arm, closes its eyes, and attempts to use the Force, just like on the show. When the doll is done, you can lay it down and it will close its eyes for a quick “Force nap.”


Unfortunately, the doll won’t ship until December. But you can still get your Baby Yoda merch fix after you pre-order the Hasbro toy with this Baby Yoda Funko, which is set to arrive in the spring.

LEGO is also getting in on The Mandalorian action, with a set that allows you to recreate the show’s Razer Crest ship. The 1023-piece ship is available for pre-order on Amazon for $130. The ship comes with two spring-loaded shooters, a cargo hold, access ramps, and much more. The set also includes four mini figures of the Mandalorian, Greef Karga, a Scout Trooper, and (a very mini) Baby Yoda. The set won’t ship until September, but you can check out this LEGO Yoda ($100) in the meantime.

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Kodak’s New Cameras Don't Just Take Photos—They Also Print Them

Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.
Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.

Snapping a photo and immediately sharing it on social media is definitely convenient, but there’s still something so satisfying about having the printed photo—like you’re actually holding the memory in your hands. Kodak’s new STEP cameras now offer the best of both worlds.

As its name implies, the Kodak STEP Instant Print Digital Camera, available for $70 on Amazon, lets you take a picture and print it out on that very same device. Not only do you get to skip the irksome process of uploading photos to your computer and printing them on your bulky, non-portable printer (or worse yet, having to wait for your local pharmacy to print them for you), but you never need to bother with ink cartridges or toner, either. The Kodak STEP comes with special 2-inch-by-3-inch printing paper inlaid with color crystals that bring your image to life. There’s also an adhesive layer on the back, so you can easily stick your photos to laptop covers, scrapbooks, or whatever else could use a little adornment.

There's a 10-second self-timer, so you don't have to ask strangers to take your group photos.Kodak

For those of you who want to give your photos some added flair, you might like the Kodak STEP Touch, available for $130 from Amazon. It’s similar to the regular Kodak STEP, but the LCD touch screen allows you to edit your photos before you print them; you can also shoot short videos and even share your content straight to social media.

If you want to print photos from your smartphone gallery, there's the Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer. This portable $80 printer connects to any iOS or Android device with Bluetooth capabilities and can print whatever photos you send to it.

The Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer connects to an app that allows you to add filters and other effects to your photos. Kodak

All three Kodak STEP devices come with some of that magical printer paper, but you can order additional refills, too—a 20-sheet set costs $8 on Amazon.

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The Office Will Debut Unreleased Footage When It Premieres on Peacock

Get ready for never-before-seen footage of The Office.
Get ready for never-before-seen footage of The Office.

Even though you would expect The Office to already be on Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service, the comedy remains on Netflix … for now. But once it leaves Netflix at the end of the year, we’ll all be getting a major treat when the episodes re-debut on NBC's new platform complete with unreleased footage.

In case you’re unaware, The Office chronicles the lives of a group of unique paper company workers. The series ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2013, and featured an ensemble cast helmed by Steve Carell and included the likes of Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Creed Bratton, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Craig Robinson, and Ellie Kemper. Many of the actors on The Office have gone on to have impressive careers in the film and TV industry.

The Office unreleased footage

One awesome bonus of The Office leaving Netflix for Peacock is that the streaming service will also be making unreleased footage available for subscribers. While speaking to Bloomberg, Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises chairman Matt Strauss revealed, “We will be reintroducing The Office in a more complete way, incorporating elements that were not part of the original broadcast.”

Getting to see unreleased footage from the Dunder Mifflin gang will definitely be incentive enough to sign up for Peacock when the show moves there in 2021.

When is The Office coming to Peacock?

While The Office is currently on Netflix, it won’t be for long—those streaming rights will expire by the end of the year. Fans will be able to see all of their favorite characters on Peacock in January of 2021, and Peacock will retain the streaming rights to the series for the next five years.