IN PICTURES: From cosplay to art prints, the Baby Yodas (and Mandos) at the Long Beach Comic Expo

The Long Beach Comic Expo hosted a wide variety of artists and exhibitors selling Baby Yoda and Mando merchandise over the weekend.

Leave it to the indie creators to succeed in making the cutest, most marketable (and memeable) character to come out of Disney’s “The Mandalorian” series this past fall.

In fact, it’s even been reported that some of them have done a better job of depicting The Child character (dubbed Baby Yoda by Star Wars fans) than the official licensers.

Plus, these art prints, T-shirts, stickers and even cosplay costumes aren’t nearly as expensive (not even close) to the actual puppet, which is said to be worth $5 million.

While you wait for the second season to come out, here’s a round up of the coolest and cutest Baby Yodas (and Mandos) on the expo floor:

Logan Winter Dominic, 4, cosplays The Mandalorian with The Child (Baby Yoda) at the Long Beach Comic Expo on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

Long Beach Comic Expo attendees arrive dressed as (left) Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi with Baby Yoda in the satchel on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

Baby Yoda and Mando mini prints and postcards for sale by artist Melissa Beth Rose during the Long Beach Comic Expo on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

Baby Yoda T-shirts and art prints sold by artist Spactana during the Long Beach Comic Expo on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

Artist Joshua Van Loon arrived at the Long Beach Comic Expo prepared with Baby Yoda and Mando sketches. By midday, Saturday, January 11, 2020, he sold half of the 100 Baby Yoda prints he came with. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

The Child and Mando characters from Disney’s series “The Mandalorian” on sale during the Long Beach Comic Expo on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

Vendor Cy Collectibles was selling Baby Yoda onesies and bibs during the Long Beach Comic Expo on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

 

 

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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