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Star Wars Super-Fans Are Sniffing Out ‘The Mandalorian’ Spoilers at Galaxy’s Edge

Like any sensible human, we can assume you’re currently inhaling season one of the very first live-action Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian. (The episodes are under 40 minutes, people!)

The series – available exclusively via the new Disney+ app we’ve somehow justified in our monthly budgets – has got off to a promising start, bringing viewers a smaller-scale, grittier Star Wars than the Skywalker saga movies.

While The Mandalorian is only two episodes in, the internet is already busy dissecting those 70 glorious minutes.

The nerdy theorising is spilling over into the real world too, with super-fans scouring the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme parks for clues. As it turns out, the expansive worlds – housed within the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida – have kinda, sorta thrown in some easter eggs for the Twitter sleuths.

If you haven’t seen The Mandalorian, your spoiler alert starts here.

The show’s breakout star so far is the as-yet-unnamed creature known by the internet as ‘Baby Yoda’, who is bringing Porg levels of cuteness to an otherwise gunslinging story.

The Mandalorian show runner Jon Favreau has confirmed Disney and Lucasfilm’s decision not to release any merchandise from the show to preserve its air of mystery – which means no Baby Yoda toys available for sale just yet.

However, an enterprising visitor (or employee?) has created their own DIY Baby Yoda in the Toydarian Toymaker store at Galaxy’s Edge, setting certain corners of Twitter alight with speculation. That’s right: you take a regular Yoda doll available for sale, wrap it in a blanket, and voila: Unofficial Baby Yoda.

Galaxy’s Edge visitors are also sniffing out clues for future episodes at the Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities shop, where you find “unique galactic artefacts collected by a legendary antiquities dealer”. The display includes The Mandalorian’s helmet and long gun, along with possibly, maybe a Baby Yoda-related signet that’s yet to be revealed. (To get into the nitty gritty, there’s always Reddit.)

Despite these small nods, fans are begrudgingly accepting Disney’s decision not to flood Galaxy’s Edge with The Mandalorian merch just yet. There’s always a Jet Juice or two at Oga’s Cantina to drown your sorrows.

(Lead image: The Mandalorian / Disney+)