Build-A-Bear Adds to ‘Mandalorian’ Series With Adorable, Unexpected ‘Star Wars’ Plush

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In recent years, adult collectors have come to love the Build-A-Bear brand as much as kids do — the company even launched the “Bear Cave,” a section of their website just for grown-ups who love fandoms like Star Wars, Marvel Studios, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings.

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Now, Build-A-Bear has added to its Star Wars collection with an adorable — and somewhat unexpected — plush toy. The company revealed a Bantha stuffed animal that is almost too cute for words!

Build-A-Bear’s official Twitter post reads:

NEW! Our fuzzy Bantha™ plush is ready for any desert journey ahead! Bring home our all-new Bantha™plush to complete your The Mandalorian™ collection today!

*Coming soon to UK!

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Although Banthas have appeared in numerous Star Wars projects outside of The Mandalorian — specifically Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999), and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) — Build-A-Bear’s new Star Wars stuffed animal is part of the brand’s Mandalorian collection, which has also included both Din Djarin and Grogu.

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Build-A-Bear’s Online Exclusive Bantha™ Plush with Saddle can be ordered for $53.00. The official description of the product reads:

Saddle up and adventure throughout the galaxy with your own Bantha™ plush! This large, furry mammal from Tatooine™ has shaggy brown fur with big plush horns. It’s ready for any desert journey thanks to the brown plush saddle included. Add this adorable Bantha™ plush to your herd and complete your STAR WARS™ collection today!

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The website also reminds buyers that “due to Bantha’s extra-snuggly size, this furry friend cannot fit inside our standard-sized gift box or Cub Condo.”

More on Banthas In the Star Wars Universe

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The official Star Wars Databank describes Banthas as:

Banthas are large, furry mammals that travel in herds through Tatooine’s desert wastes. They serve as mounts for Tusken Raiders, and the two share a close, almost mystical bond.

Will you be purchasing a Build-A-Bear Bantha toy?

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