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Technology Walmart promptly removes bizarre Baby Yoda plush from website

19:46  03 december  2019
19:46  03 december  2019 Source:   polygon.com

Adorable 'Baby Yoda' GIFs return after Giphy mix-up

  Adorable 'Baby Yoda' GIFs return after Giphy mix-up One of the most relentlessly adorable characters in Star Wars history just got caught up in some copyright confusion. Giphy has restored GIFs of Disney+ series The Mandalorian's stand-out character The Child (nicknamed "baby Yoda" because well, look at him) after "confusion" over whether or not the animations were allowed. The Vulture claimed in a spoiler-laden piece that the GIFs of the cute-as-hell character were taken down for "copyrightThe move will likely prove a relief if you just have to share the little tyke with everyone you know (straight-up: if you've seen the series, you'll probably want to).

The late, great retailer Marshall Field is known to have said that his empire of stores existed simply to “give the lady what she wants.” Today what “she” wants is a plush Baby Yoda of our own to love and protect forever. What we got instead is a dead-eyed tennis ball with big ears, which was briefly up for sale this morning on the Walmart website.

a small brown and green hat

The 11-inch doll, made by Mattel, per the original sales label, sold for $24.99 and was listed with a shipping date of July 1. Baby Yoda was positioned in the classic “T-pose,” common to cursory digital renders and most first-person shooters just before the server crashes. No materials were listed other than the beans for ballast in its bum. A notice on the page also indicated that Walmart wasn’t really sure what the final product would look like, and was relying on its manufacturer partner to finalize that before delivery. The big-eared infant was ensconced in a facsimile of a floating bassinet from The Mandalorian, although with an ominous carry handle clearly shaped like the symbol of the Empire.

Disney+ makes it easier to pick up shows where you left off

  Disney+ makes it easier to pick up shows where you left off Disney+ had a bumpy start, with many users reporting frequent crashes and even difficulty logging into their accounts. One of the company's first moves to address the issues was to remove certain features, with one of those being the "continue watching" list. Disney has now added the list back to its platform, allowing viewers to pick up a movie or show where they left off. Most streaming services have a "continue watching" menu section, so itMost streaming services have a "continue watching" menu section, so it was odd to see its absence from Disney+. While it wasn't quite at the top of the list of users' complaints, it will be nice to quickly jump back into a movie or show without digging through menus.

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Frankly, I’ve seen more adorable Kawokian monkey lizards.

The absence of any official Baby Yoda toys to date was a deliberate attempt by showrunner Jon Favreau and the team behind the hit Disney Plus series to avoid leaks. That’s left the Matell, other toy companies, and their retail partners in the uncomfortable position of not having the franchise’s hottest character available on store shelves this holiday. There are a smattering of officially licensed apparel items on the Shop Disney website. Meanwhile, numerous Etsy stores have popped up with handmade items, but many are crumbling under the load.

This entry on the Walmart website was clearly an attempt to fulfill the pent-up demand. We’ve reached out to the retailer to find out why exactly this item was pulled down from the website.

Artist Lights Up the Sky With Baby Yoda 'Painting' .
The light painter has also created other pop culture sky images, like Iron Man and the bat signal. Russell Klimas, a Colorado-based light painter has created his own Baby Yoda in the night sky with the help of a drone, a camera, Google Earth, and an autonomous flight app.The image was created without the use of Photoshop and has been added to Klimas' repertoire of light paintings created with a drone.Few things have the ability to bring people together like Baby Yoda. The star of the Disney+ original series, The Mandalorian, became a beloved cultural icon overnight and inspired fans everywhere.

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