by Beth Keating
September 10, 2021
Move over, Pikachu! There’s a new big-eyed creature coming to town!
StarWars.com has announced that Baby Yoda will be joining the line-up for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.
Funko and Macy’s, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, have a giant Grogu balloon in the works for the 95th Annual parade, and he is the very first Star Wars themed balloon in the celebration. The mischievous and adorable baby is sure to wow audiences at 41-feet high, 29-feet long, and 37-feet wide!
The balloon is an original Funko Pop! design by Funko art director Reis O’Brien, and there will, of course, be corresponding limited edition merch for sale that will commemorate the Grogu-inspired balloon. Some of the merchandise will be available at Funko.com, while others will be featured at Macy’s Herald Square location in New York City.
“This is the way” you can watch Grogu, as well as all the other beloved balloon characters, as they travel to Herald Square on Thanksgiving: The broadcast airs on NBC on Thursday, November 25th from 9AM to 12PM in all time zones.
Beth Keating is a regular contributor to DisneyBizJournal.
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