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Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 1/25/23

Every week PREVIEWSworld calls attention to those comics, graphic novels and manga, and toys which stand out from all the rest. These titles from Premier Vendors and independent publishers should be at the top of your list, and can be found at your local comic shop on January 25!

See all the New Releases for January 25 here!

Comics

IMAGE COMICS
SAGA #61 (MR)
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
NEW STORY ARC
  
SAGA is back, and it's time for another epic season of emotional adventures and shocking surprises for Hazel and her star-crossed family!

About the SAGA series:
SAGA has sold seven million copies to date across single issue, trade paperback, compendium, hardcover, and digital editions and has been translated into 20 languages. The series also boasts multiple Eisner Awards, Harvey Awards, a Hugo Award, British Fantasy Award, Goodreads Choice Award, Shuster Award, Inkwell Award, Ringo Award, and more. It has been featured in such mainstream media outlets as TIME, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, NPR, and more. The series has become a pop culture phenomenon and has been immortalized with references and easter eggs appearing in such popular TV shows as Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, and even a recent Taco Bell commercial featuring the characters dressed in cosplay.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #58

IMAGE COMICS
INFERNO GIRL RED BOOK ONE #1 (OF 3) CVR A DURSO & MONTI
(W) Matt Groom (A/CA) Erica D'Urso, Igor Monti
MINISERIES PREMIERE

A new school, new relationships, new possibilities-for any teenager, big moves are both challenging and exciting. But it's a whole other thing for Cássia Costa...because an ancient cult and their army of demons has ripped her new home of Apex City out of our universe and cast it into darkness!

To have any hope of saving it, Cássia must survive the worst night of her life, embrace a secret legacy, and find the courage to fight when all seems lost-as the blazing light of hope in the dark, Inferno Girl Red!

From creators ERICA D'URSO (The Mighty Valkyries) and MAT GROOM (SELF / MADE, Ultraman), the saga of the newest Image Comics superhero begins here!

INFERNO GIRL RED is a Massive-Verse series.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $5.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
MMPR TMNT II #2 (OF 5) CVR A MORA
(W) Ryan Parrott (A/CA) Dan Mora
Casey Jones finds himself at odds with his former friends... and allied with Rita Repusla and General Krang!

But has his allegiance truly shifted, or is he under some kind of spell-one that the Turtles and the Rangers can break?

But our heroes have a lot on their plate: not only do Zordon and Alpha face certain doom, but an invasion threatens all of New York!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $4.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
ONCE UPON A TIME AT END OF WORLD #3 CVR A DEL MUNDO (MR)
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Alexandre Tefenkgi, Nick Dragotta (CA) Mike Del Mundo
Just as Maceo and Mezzy manage to find a touch of laughter and whimsy in the toxic hellscape they are traveling through, a gruesome encounter changes both of them forever.

Even though Mezzy has been able to protect her naive companion so far, there is no shielding him from what comes next... an encounter with the nightmarish WASTELAND RANGERS!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $4.99
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DYNAMITE
DARKWING DUCK #1 CVR A NAKAYAMA
(W) Amanda Deibert (A) Carlo Lauro (CA) David Nakayama
He is the terror that flaps in the night...He is the ferocious fowl who plucks the evil eye from the face of foul play...He is Darkwing Duck! Alongside his trusty sidekick Lauchpad McQuack, Darkwing hyper-vigilantly defends St. Canard from the dastardly, devilish demons who would wage wanton war! By night, our caped defender lurks in the shadows, striking fear (and maybe confusion?) in the heart of the criminal underworld...but by day, no one suspects that Darkwing is also mild-mannered Drake Mallard, a well-meaning father to his adorable adopted daughter, Gosalyn! Can Darkwing successfully navigate his two separate lives, all while looking incredibly cool and impossibly handsome? (Hint: Probably not, but...) You'll have to read to find out!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
GARGOYLES #2 CVR A NAKAYAMA
(W) Greg Weisman (A) George Kambadais (CA) David Nakayama
Dynamite's all-new ongoing series, in continuity with the epic Gargoyles television series continues!

The Gargoyles have awakened from their stone sleep - but will it be in time to save Maggie the Cat and her unborn mutate child from Thailog and Sevarius? Plus, don't miss the return of Dominic Dracon!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $3.99
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MARVEL COMICS
SINS OF SINISTER #1
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Lucas Werneck, Various (CA) Leinil Yu
POWERS OF ESSEX! It's the end of the world as we know it, and at least Sinister feels fine. For now. Can that last? Especially when we discover that he really is his own worst enemy... The universe-melting X-event begins here, in a horror timeline that makes Age of Apocalypse look like the X-Men Swimsuit Special. Join Kieron Gillen (IMMORTAL X-MEN, AXE: JUDGMENT DAY) as he kicks off the X-Men crossover Sinister has been planning since the beginning?and is going to have to see through to the bitter end.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $5.99
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MARVEL COMICS
THOR #30
(W) Torunn Gronbekk (A/CA) Nic Klein
"THE LEGACY OF THANOS" CONCLUDES!
Torunn Gr nbekk and Nic Klein continue their journey into mysterious waters! After chasing Corvus Glaive-the kidnapper of Thor's baby sister-into a vault that requires the blood of a god to open, Thor and R na find themselves face-to-face with King Bor himself! And...Thanos? What dark, bloody secrets of Asgard's past lie in this twisting, cryptic story...and what will it reveal about the future of the entire Marvel Universe?
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #112

IDW PUBLISHING
TMNT LAST RONIN LOST YEARS #1 CVR A GALLANT
(W) Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz (A) Ben Bishop (A/CA) SL Gallant
In the smash-hit miniseries TMNT: The Last Ronin, readers witnessed the final gut-wrenching days of the Heroes in a Half Shell. For Michelangelo in particular, the march to his heartbreaking last battle was long and dangerous, taking him from New York City, to Japan, across Asia and Europe, and then back home again to administer final justice against those guilty of killing his family. But what happened during those fateful years when he had only the need for vengeance and Master Splinter's journal to guide him? What battles did he fight? What hard lessons did he learn? The time has come to find out as original miniseries writers Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz join artist Ben Bishop to reveal what adventures the Last Ronin experienced during his vengeful journey. While in the present, a new master, Casey Marie Jones, prepares her young terrapin students to be the next generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $4.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
WITCHER THE BALLAD OF TWO WOLVES #2 (OF 4) CVR A MONTLLO
(W) Bartosz Sztybor (A/CA) Miki Montllo
Geralt is caught in a web of lies as the truth behind the werewolf is distorted by the townsfolk and Hogge sisters' own agendas. But if it's not slaughter that the wolf craves, then what is?
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $3.99
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ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
ARCHIE VS THE WORLD ONE SHOT CVR A DOUGHERTY
(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A/CA) Jed Dougherty
In a post-apocalyptic future, our hero Archie Andrews is cursed to walk the world alone-well, alone with his souped-up jalopy. But Archie can defend himself-in fact, he's the master of a brutal, deadly form of martial arts and must use his skills when he comes face-to-face with his rival and evil mirror image, Reggie. This action-packed one-shot is equal parts Mad Max: Fury Road and The Fist of the North Star, and reunites the Jughead the Burgarian team from 2022's smash-hit comic THE BEST ARCHIE COMIC EVER!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #265

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
BULLS OF BEACON HILL #1 CVR A MACDONALD
(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Andy MacDonald
The team behind Justice League of America reunites for some HARD-HITTING REVENGE!
Doctor Christopher Boldt has everything he ever wanted: A successful career as a surgeon, a supportive and loving boyfriend, and an overload of hype on his rumored run for Boston City Council. But there's one problem - it's all held up by a lie. For years, Chris has been hiding in plain sight, desperate not to be connected to his father, Orin Paige, one of Boston's most notorious gangsters.
Until now, Chris has been able to live with the secret. And Chris's father has been just as happy to deny any connection to his queer son, who he sees as a liability in the mob world. Now, Chris's political aspirations have put father and son on a collision course. A collision course bathed in blood.
From Eisner and GLAAD Award-Nominated writer Steve Orlando (Extreme Carnage, Midnighter, Darkhold, KILL A MAN) and artist Andy MacDonald (Rogue Planet, Loki, MY DATE WITH MONSTERS, I BREATHED A BODY), comes BULLS OF BEACON HILL, a story of family secrets and violent retribution.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #208

Graphic Novels, Comic Collections, Manga, and More

IMAGE COMICS
INVINCIBLE COMPENDIUM HC VOL 01
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Cory Walker, Bill Crabtree (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
To celebrate INVINCIBLE's landmark 20th anniversary, the first 48 issues of the greatest superhero comic in the universe are being collected into one massive hardcover edition-exclusive to the direct market!
  
Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age-except for the fact that his father is Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on the planet. When Mark develops powers of his own, it's a dream come true. But living up to his father's legacy is only the beginning of Mark's problems...
  
Collects INVINCIBLE #0-47
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $99.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
GRIM TP VOL 01
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A/CA) Flaviano
Jessica Harrow's untimely death is a mystery... but her journey as one of many Reapers in the afterlife has only begun!

Join Jessica as she discovers the secrets of the beyond, and finds out what happened to the Grim Reaper himself!

Acclaimed writer Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn) and fan-favorite artist Flaviano (New Mutants) present the first collection of this widely sold-out smash hit that fans haven't been able to get enough of-a bold new vision of what comes after, and the nature of death itself!

Collects Grim #1-5.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $14.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
AMERICAN GODS TP VOL 01 SHADOWS
(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A) Scott Hampton, Walter Simonson, Colleen Doran, Adam Brown (CA) David Mack
  The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel for the first time!

Collecting the first nine issues of the American Gods comic book series, along with art process features, high res scans of original art, layouts, character designs, and variant covers by Becky Cloonan, Skottie Young, Fabio Moon, Dave McKean, and more!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $24.99
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MARVEL COMICS
KANG TP SAGA OF ONCE AND FUTURE CONQUEROR
(W) Stan Lee, Various (A) Jack Kirby, Various (CA) Kael Ngu
A timeless threat! Kang the Conqueror, the time-traveling despot determined to rule the timestream, has menaced the Avengers and Fantastic Four for years. But when the Vision tries a new strategy against their longtime nemesis, he ignites a temporal war - and Kang's first strike is a killer! Can a team of Avengers gathered from across time save history? Plus: Kang sends Kamala Khan back to the Avengers' earliest days; battles symbiotic threats with Spider-Man, Rocket Raccoon, the Black Knight and Monica Rambeau; and targets Moon Knight's patron, Khonshu! And can the FF survive when Kang's many personas - from Rama-Tut to Immortus - unite against them? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #19; AVENGERS (1963) #8; ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #13; AVENGERS (2016) #1-6; AVENGERS: BACK TO BASICS #5-6; MOON KNIGHT ANNUAL (2019) #1; SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN: KING IN BLACK #1-5; TIMELESS #1; and material from FANTASTIC FOUR (2018) #35.
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $44.99
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VIZ LLC
MY HERO ACADEMIA SCHOOL BRIEFS GN VOL 06
(W) Kouhei Horikoshi (A) Anri Yoshi
Setsubun-a holiday to mark the coming of spring. Between Setsubun, a Valentine's Day celebration, a springtime mountain trip, and even a meeting under the cherry blossoms, both U.A. students and faculty are ready to celebrate! First, the students of class 1-A prepare for a wild bean-throwing showdown and aim to bring Bakugo the oni and Eri the hostage a little bit closer. But will they inspire the mean-spirited Bakugo to bring his very best Plus Ultra?
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $10.99
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VIZ LLC
HOW DO WE RELATIONSHIP GN VOL 08
(W) Tamifull (A) Tamifull
Miwa finally feels like she's getting a handle on the new shape her relationship with Saeko has taken. It's hard to switch from being girlfriends to friends, but her growing connection with Takami has been a great distraction. Except now things with the cute underclassman have started to feel weird, and Miwa isn't sure she's brave enough to ask why. Will her second relationship fizzle out before it even gets started?

For older teen audiences.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $9.99
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KODANSHA COMICS
A CONDITION OF LOVE GN VOL 01
(W) Megumi Morino (A) Megumi Morino
A sweet new shojo romance manga from the creator of Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty! Hotaru is a 16-year-old high school first year who has always been ambivalent about love, preferring instead to have a lively life with her family and friends. So when she sees her schoolmate, Hananoi-kun, sitting in the snow after a messy, public breakup, she thinks nothing of offering to share her umbrella. But when he asks her out in the middle of her classroom the next day, she can't help but feel that her life is about to change in a big way!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $10.99

TOKYOPOP
OUR NOT SO LONELY PLANET TRAVEL GUIDE GN VOL 03 (MR)
(W) Mone Sorai (A/CA) Mone Sorai
Super serious Asahi Suzumura and laidback, easygoing Mitsuki Sayama might seem like an odd couple, but they made a deal; they'll vacation around the world and when they get back to Japan, they'll get married. As they travel from country to country, the different people, cultures and cuisine they encounter begin to bring them closer together. After all they're not just learning about the world, but about themselves too.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $12.99
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DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
PREVIEWS #413 FEBRUARY 2023
PREVIEWS is your ultimate guide to comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise available from your local comic book shop... revealed up to two months in advance! Read detailed product descriptions and storylines for hundreds comic books and graphic novels from the top comic book publishers and see the coolest toys and pop-culture merchandise on Earth! Plus PREVIEWS Exclusive items you'll find nowhere else! It's a great monthly read to find out what's at comic shops! Each issue includes a download code for a FREE digital editions of this month's PREVIEWS and Marvel PREVIEWS! This February issue features items scheduled to ship in April 2023 and beyond.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #28

Toys & Merchandise

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
MARVEL GALLERY COMIC IMMORTAL HULK DLX PVC STATUE
A Diamond Select Toys release! He cannot be stopped! The Immortal Hulk is now the newest Gallery Diorama from Diamond Select Toys! Depicting the horrifically powerful hero in full charge, based on his most recent comic book appearances, this approximately 11.5-inch PVC diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $125.00
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
MARVEL GALLERY COMIC ELEKTRA AS DAREDEVIL PVC STATE
A Diamond Select Toys release! There's a new protector of Hell's Kitchen, and it's not Matt Murdock! Matt's former lover Elektra dons the red mask as the all-new Daredevil, as seen in recent Marvel Comics. Made of high-quality PVC< she stands approximately 10 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. This sculpture comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alterton!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $59.99
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
GI JOE SERIES 2 CARDED MINIMATES BOX SET
A Diamond Select Toys release! The forces of Cobra strike back! This new footlocker box set features four carded G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Minimates, and they're all Cobra operatives! Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, Destro and The Baroness each come on a retro-style blister card, and each 2-inch Minimate features multiple points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. The four carded figures come in a footlocker-style storage box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $39.99
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
GI JOE GALLERY BARONESS PVC STATUE
A Diamond Select Toys release! Cobra strikes back! In the newest G.I. Joe Gallery Diorama, Destro's paramour the Baroness leaps over a fallen BAT android as she fires her weapons at an unseen enemy. This sculpture is cast in high-quality PVC and stands approximately 9 inches tall. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Sam Greenwell!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $59.99
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HIYA TOYS
JUDGE DREDD KLEGG MERCENARY PX 1/18 SCALE EXQUISITE MINI AF
From Hiya Toys. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Next in the brand new range of fully poseable 1/18 Exquisite Mini figures are the fearsome Kleggs! Alien mercenaries brought to Earth by the murderous tyrant Chief Judge Cal and available to the highest bidder, they are brutal warriors who fight for the joy of killing and take payment for their services in flesh. Created by John Wagner and Brian Bolland in 1978, they were used by Cal to maintain his despotic control of Mega-City One but were sent packing by Judge Dredd back into the uncaring cosmos! This Exquisite Mini figure of the Klegg measures about 5" tall in 1/18-scale, features articulated jaws, and includes a blaster accessory.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $24.99

HIYA TOYS
ROBOCOP 3 ROBOCOP VS OTOMO PX 1/18 SCALE AF 2PK
From Hiya Toys. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Hiya Toys presents a new versus set to build your own Robocop battle scenes! With this set, you can recreate the classic battle from Robocop 3 between Robocop and the powerful ninja-like androids called Otomo. Tasked with destroying RoboCop, the Otomo figure features battle damage to his head, making him look even more ferocious. Each 1/18-scale figure measures about 4" tall and comes with character specific accessories. This Robocop Vs. Otomo PREVIEWS Exclusive Action Figure 2-Pack comes packaged in an attractive protective cardboard window box.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $39.99

KOTOBUKIYA
MANDALORIAN & GROGU W/ BESKAR STAFF ARTFX PVC STATUE  (
From Kotobukiya. From the Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian, this new release joins the ARTFX+ linup equipped with armor and new weapons from The Mandalorian Season 2. This statue portrays the Mandalorian holding a Beskar spear in his right hand, and Grogu in his left, as they continue their journey together. He has been replicated in great detail while being in 1/10-scale. The statue can be displayed freely using the magnets in his feet and the steel plate in the square base.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $119.99

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
COBRA KAI D-FORMZ BMB DISPLAY
A Diamond Select Toys release! Strike first! Strike hard! No mercy! The stars of Cobra Kai just got super-cute, in the newest assortment of D-Formz! Johnny, Daniel, Kreese, Samantha and Hawk each stand approximately 3 inches tall on a flat disc base, striking poses straight out the TV show! Each figure is blind boxed, with 12 boxes in a counter display. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Juan Pitluk!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $8.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
HORIZON FORBIDDEN WEST ALOY PVC STATUE
Dark Horse and Guerrilla have teamed up to bring you the Horizon Forbidden West Aloy Figure!

Weilding her iconic hunter bow and spear, Aloy is a the ready to restore order and balance to the world. This 1/8 scale Aloy PVC Figure is modeled after our sold out 1/6 scale Aloy statue.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $99.99
PREVIEWS Page #154

KOTOBUKIYA
DARKSTALKERS MORRIGAN BISHOUJO STATUE
From Kotobukiya. Shunya Yamashita illustrates Morrigan living freely with the power of magic and authority on her side! Various interesting textures and details such as the realistic veins are recreated using separate molds and a unique painting method on clear material for the wings. These elements emphasize the strange and mysterious look essential to any Darkstalkers character. The base is designed with color gradations from Morrigan's stage in the game!
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $119.99

HASBRO TOY GROUP
SW JS VINTAGE 3-3/4IN CAL KESTIS AF CS
From Hasbro Toy Group. Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars, the action and adventure packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3 3/4" figures and vehicles from Star Wars: The Vintage Collection. This figure of Cal Kestis from the forthcoming video game Star Wars: Jedi Survivor features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original line, as well as the entertainment inspired collector grade deco that fans have come to know and love.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $14.99

KOTOBUKIYA
STAR WARS VISIONS THE RONIN ARTFX STATUE
From Kotobukiya. Star Wars: Visions, an anthology of animated short films celebrates Star Wars through the lens of the world's best anime creators and storytellers. The Duel, an animated short by studio Kamikaze Douga, captivates audiences with groundbreaking visuals and intense action. Masterfully sculpted in 1/7-scale the Ronin stands in a stoic pose brandishing a lightsaber aglow with vibrant red from the imbedded Kyber Crystal. Every detail from the Ronin's character design has been painstakingly replicated down to the prosthetic jaw support, his arsenal of two lightsabers and blaster and the billowing robes of his attire, which were designed to resemble those of a kimono in Japanese culture.
In Shops: Jan 25, 2023
SRP: $249.99


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