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Disney is hunting down the most popular Baby Yoda toys on Etsy

•, By Chaim Gartenberg

Everyone loves Baby Yoda, but official merchandise of the character has been hard to find, since Disney didn't want to spoil the surprise surrounding the little green alien by producing toys and t-shirts ahead of The Mandalorian's premiere. In that vacuum, plenty of enterprising Etsy sellers have popped up to sell their own homemade Baby Yoda plushies and toys — at least, until Disney started issuing takedown notices, requiring that Etsy remove listings for bootleg merch.

Several Etsy sellers tell The Verge they have had their listings removed, cutting off popular products and disrupting existing sales. One seller, Tanya, who runs the stuffed animal storefront YourStuffedMemories, had been selling homemade Baby Yoda plushies for about a month when she received a message from Etsy.