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Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 2/28/24

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 February 28th!

See all the New Releases for February 28th here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
GIANT-SIZE FANTASTIC FOUR #1
(W) Fabian Nicieza (A) Creees Lee (CA) Bryan Hitch
IMPERIUS REX!
Namor is imprisoned, serving out his sentence as the disgraced King of Atlantis! So when a new yet ancient threat arises from the sea, who better to leap into the fray than Marvel's First Family: the FANTASTIC FOUR! Writer FABIAN NICIEZA and artist CREEES LEE join forces for a GIANT-SIZE deep dive into some of Atlantis' most dangerous history...and the present that can scarcely hope to contain it! PLUS: Includes a reprinting of FANTASTIC FOUR #33, a classic issue from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby featuring betrayal, action and high drama - in the Atlantean style!
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $6.99
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MARVEL COMICS
WHAT IF VENOM #1
(W) Jeremy Holt (A) Jesus Hervas (CA) Leinil Yu
BLACK BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
Years ago, in a familiar church tower, the Venom symbiote was spurned by Peter Parker and found a willing host in the vengeful and wrathful Eddie Brock! Or, at least, that's the story you know! From rising stars JEREMY HOLT (MARVEL'S VOICES: SPIDER-VERSE) and JES S HERVÁS (MARVEL: UNLEASHED) comes an ALL-NEW look at what makes the Marvel Universe's most sinister symbiote tick, with a journey that reimagines its earliest days bonded to a host with a rage and temper ENTIRELY different from those of Eddie Brock!
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $4.99
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MARVEL COMICS
WOMEN OF MARVEL #1
(W) Gail Simone, Celeste Bronfman, Erica Schultz (A) Nao Fuji (CA) Carmen Carnero
CELEBRATING THE MIGHTY WOMEN OF MARVEL!
Because they worked hard for this and they deserve it! But who you callin' "doll"?! Marvel's most powerful heroines take center stage in an anthology that will inspire, empower and motivate fans from all walks of life! Whether it's the Boss of Space pummeling back an alien invasion or the Scarlet Witch weaving a magical protection, the women of Marvel have got your back. Featuring a story by industry legend Gail Simone and more to come!
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $5.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #117 CVR A CLARKE
(W) Melissa Flores (A) Simona Di Gianfelice, Marco Renna (CA) Taurin Clarke
Things are desperate on Earth as Mistress Vile attacks, with Rangers from different universes and civilians alike teaming up to keep the carnage at bay, but some special objects may be the key to keeping the planet safe... even if it won't last for long.
As Billy and the HyperForce Rangers rush to repair the Master Arch, they're only able to pull a single ally from the heart of the Morphin Grid as Dark Specter's power grows...
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $4.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
RARE FLAVOURS #4 (OF 6) CVR A ANDRADE
(W) V. Ram (A/CA) Filipe Andrade
Perfection is pompous and unrealistic. Mistakes, ugly places, and even letting things burn,

As Rubin and Mo continue their travels and the work on their documentary, a Dhabha cook on a highway to Mumbai provides a delicious look into the depth in simplicity, and how the most mundane thing can turn complex through effort.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $4.99
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TITAN COMICS
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1 (OF 6) CVR A JUSKO
(W) John Arcudi, Patch Zircher, Jim Zub (A) Max Von Fafner, Patch Zircher (CA) Joe Jusko
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN IS BACK from Heroic Signatures and Titan Comics!

Featuring a new CONAN epic from John Arcudi and Max Von Fafner, the rousing return of SOLOMON KANE written and drawn by Patch Zircher, an electric prose story from Jim Zub, spectacular art pin-ups, and more, the SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN Issue #1 heralds a new era of adrenaline-fueled adventure.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $6.99
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TITAN COMICS
CONAN BARBARIAN #8 CVR A IZIENICKI (MR)
(W) Jim Zub (A) Doug Braithwaite (CA) Ashley Izienicki
WARRIOR. THIEF. PIRATE...

After adventures on the high seas, CONAN returns to shore to find himself haunted by his memories of BELIT, captain of the Tigress and Queen of the Black Coast. Can a high-stakes heist draw him out of his tortured past, or will it plunge him deeper into the chaos that has always been waiting for him?
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
FIRE & ICE TEEGRA ONE SHOT CVR A PANOSIAN
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Gabriele Di Carlo (CA) Dan Panosian
When you go to war against the dark forces of the frozen north, you need a few things. You need warriors and weapons and the will to fight. And you also need strong allies. But how do you cement alliances? Well... if you have a daughter of marriageable age, maybe a strategic betrothal is the way to go. One problem though... When the eligible princes of many kingdoms line up to compete for fair Teegra's hand, what happens when the promised princess is suddenly nowhere to be found? Let's find out together in the story we almost called Teegra's Big Run.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $5.99
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DYNAMITE
NEGADUCK #4 CVR A LEE
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Ciro Cangialosi (CA) Jae Lee
The Supervillain With the Midas Touch!

The rest of The Fearsome Five tremble in awe at their leader, who now wields a glove with the power to turn anything he touches into gold! Negaduck, of course, uses these stolen powers with all of the wisdom and responsibility you'd expect from the most evil villain in multiple universes.

Glittering talents JEFF PARKER and CIRO CANGIALOSI are further enriched by 24-karat cover artists JAE LEE, DREW MOSS, and TRISH FORSTNER to make this treasure trove of a title truly sparkle!
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
DUKE #3 (OF 5) CVR A REILLY
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jordie Bellaire (A/CA) Tom Reilly
Duke's search for answers has led him to a classified holding site for America's most dangerous prisoners. Now he's the most wanted man in the world. Unfortunately, everyone seems to prefer him Dead over Alive.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $3.99
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IDW-PRH
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG FANG HUNTER #2 CVR A HAMMERSTROM
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Mauro Fonseca (CA) Aaron Hammerstrom
Determined to find out more information about the legendary-and possibly not real-eighth Chaos Emerald, Fang, Bark, and Bean make a trip to Angel Island. But trespassers looking for an emerald are going to have to tussle with the Master Emerald's guardian, Knuckles! Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails follow their own lead on another mystery...
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $3.99
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MASSIVE
HARRIET TUBMAN DEMON SLAYER #6 CVR A REPOS (MR)
(W) David Crownson (A) Matteo Illuminati, Arianna Pisani (CA) Sylvan Repos
Art by Sylvain Repos, who brings his experience with the samurai from Yojimbot to the world of Harriet Tubman: Demon Slayer.

Django Unchained meets Buffy The Vampire Slayer in David Crownson's Harriet Tubman : Demon Slayer, a supernatural comic series based on the true life of the freedom fighter herself that is flavored with genre liberties in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Soon to be an original series on Disney+!

In a moonlit frenzy, Harriet and the Edgefields hurdle towards Venus's rescue, only to collide with a deadly demonic force. In this uncanny night, nothing is as it seems. Will Venus survive? Will our heroes survive? Only time will tell.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $4.99
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Graphic Novels, Comic Collections, Manga, and More

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
RANGER ACADEMY TP VOL 01
(W) Maria Ingrande Mora (A) Jo Mi-Gyeong (CA) Miguel Mercado
13-year-old Sage lives on an isolated lunar colony farm with her adoptive father, but everything changes during a lunar storm when she comes across the wreckage with wounded passengers from an academy founded by the famed Zordon, where the brightest and most clever teens train to protect the universe from evil. People called: Power Rangers.

Sage and her friends will join together and work tirelessly to discover the truth of why the Green Ranger was erased from the Power Rangers history. While Sage doubts herself more than ever, she must learn to trust her friends - and trust herself.

Only together will Rangers-in-training right past wrongs and stop an ancient enemy's takeover of the academy and contamination of the Morphin Grid!

Acclaimed YA author Maria Ingrande Mora expands the Power Rangers universe with a never-before-seen team along with superstar artist Jo Mi-Gyeong (Eve)!

Collects Ranger Academy #1-4.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $12.99
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IMAGE COMICS
DEADLY CLASS COMPENDIUM TP
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wes Craig
It's 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus on class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he's failing is "Dismemberment 101," and his crush has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world's top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn't always metaphorical. From New York Times-bestselling writer Rick Remender (Low, Black Science) and fan favorite artist Wes Craig (Kaya, Batman) this collects the entire dark, heartfelt, and twistedly humorous story of a group of damaged Gen X teens fighting a system determined to transform them into monsters. Collects Deadly Class #1-56 and the Deadly Class FCBD one-shot.
In Shops: Feb 14, 2024
SRP: $59.99
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MARVEL COMICS
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECT RISE OF THE SITH TP VOL 01
(W) Scott Allie, Various (A) Various, Mahmud Asrar (CA) Davide Fabbri
Tales of Star Wars Legends that lead up to the events of STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE!

When young Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn is dispatched to prevent a civil war, he has a close encounter with the Dark Side! Years later, Qui-Gon and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi face an out-of-control cloud cruiser and the lawless world of Ord Mantell, where everyone holds a grudge - and a blaster! And Mace Windu's Jedi Knights face the threat of the Yinchorri - a race more deadly than they ever imagined!

COLLECTING: STAR WARS: JEDI - THE DARK SIDE 1-5, STAR WARS: QUI-GON & OBI-WAN - THE AURORIENT EXPRESS 1-2, STAR WARS: QUI-GON & OBI-WAN - LAST STAND ON ORD MANTELL 1-3, STAR WARS: JEDI COUNCIL - ACTS OF WAR 1-4, MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS (1998) 4-6; MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS TALES 1, 3-5, 7, 9-10, 13-14, 24
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $44.99
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DYNAMITE
VAMPIRELLA DRACULA UNHOLY TP
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Donny Hadiwidjaja (CA) Lucio Parrillo
Has Vampirella cheated fate? That's the question our interstellar vampire faces as she unites in unholy matrimony with the man who would be DRACULA!

The honeymoon begins! The adventure of several lifetimes begins as Vampirella and new husband Matt journey to Castle Dracula in Transylvania in an attempt to cheat fate by preventing both a high-tech virus and an ancient curse from using Matt's body to resurrect the deadliest threat the world has ever known. Meanwhile secrets and mystery grow around Vampi's spouse, who may not be nearly as innocent as he appears to be. Join us for Vampirella's next tale, by twice-bitten writer Christopher Priest and bloodthirsty artist Donny Hadiwidjaja!
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $19.99
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KODANSHA COMICS
BLUE WOLVES OF MIBU GN VOL 01
(W) Tsuyoshi Yasuda (A) Tsuyoshi Yasuda
It's 1863, the twilight of the shogunate, and Japan is on the cusp of monumental change. The streets of the nation's capital are soaked in blood as political upheaval and rising tensions between masterless, wandering ronin and government samurai set the stage for one of the most turbulent times in Japan's history. Young orphan Nio is no stranger to the harsh realities of the world, and yet he can't help but cling to his burning passion for justice and desire to change the world for the better. One day, he crosses paths with two men who will become central figures of the coming revolution: Hijikata Toshizo and Okita Souji, two of the founding members of a group of hated ronin known as the Miburowould later become known as the Shinsengumi. Inspired by the efforts of the so-called "Blues Wolves of Mibu," Nio decides to join the ranks to help carve a path to the world he wishes to see. But with new betrayals and reversals every day, will Nio be able to stay true to his conscience?
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $13.99
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SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
YOKOHAMA KAIDASHI KIKOU OMNIBUS GN VOL 04
(W) Hitoshi Ashinano (A) Hitoshi Ashinano
The world festival is over, and the sun is setting on the days of humanity. Alpha returns home to her quiet café, richer by a few treasured friends and memories. She wanders with Kokone and they surrender themselves to the syrupy air, letting their time melt and fuse into one. Collects chapters 83-111 of this beloved manga classic available in English for the first time.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $24.99
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KODANSHA COMICS
BLUE LOCK GN VOL 11
(W) Muneyuki Kaneshiro (A) Yusuke Nomura
With seconds left on the clock, Isagi manages to weave a masterful play-until Rin Itoshi and what seems like a stroke of bad luck deal the definitive blow. But what role does luck really play in a soccer match? Ego is eager to impart his wisdom on the advancing players, with the unknowns of the Third Selection looming just ahead...
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $12.99
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DARK HORSE PRH
CAT GAMER TP VOL 04
(W) Wataru Nadatani (A/CA) Wataru Nadatani
Just when office worker Riko Kozakura is beginning to rank up her Pet Owner skill from Beginner to Intermediate, another cat joins the household! Kozakura's handled her one cat, Musubi, well, but with twice the feline antics she'll have her hands full-and more XP to grind! Ready Player 3: A New Furry Friend Joins the Fray! "Leveling up" in skills, surprises, and adventures extends to real life, as Riko discovers what it's like living with cats!
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $11.99
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DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
PREVIEWS #426 MARCH 2024
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 March issue features items scheduled to ship in May 2024 and beyond.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $4.99
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DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
FCBD 2024 COMM ARTIST MOORE POSTER
(A) Terry Moore
Celebrate comic books and the artistry of Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise) with this exclusive 22" x 24" poster featuring his art for 2024's Free Comic Book Day Commemorative Artist T-Shirt!
SRP: $11.99
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Toys & Merchandise

BLEACHER CREATURES
FCBD 2024 BLEACHER CREATURES MARVEL DOOP PX KURICHA PLUSH (C
From Bleacher Creatures! The enigmatic mutant Doop from Marvel's X-Statix is now a cuddly 8" Kuricha plush from Bleacher Creatures! Sewn by hand with super-soft fabric, this limited-edition plushie has a bean bag bottom so it will stay put wherever you set it! With his unmistakable eyes and green skin, this chibi-esque Doop plush captures every detail of the powerful mutant. Limited to just 1,500 pieces, this collectible plush is an essential addition to your Marvel collection!
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $19.99
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TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE'S TOYS
DC RETRO 66 BATMAN 6IN WV9 AF ASST
From McFarlane Toys. These incredibly detailed 6" scale retro style figure based on the The New Adventures Of Batman animated series are designed with articulation with up to 12 moving parts for retro play! Each figure includes character specific accessories and comes packaged in a retro style blister pack. Choose from Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon (with Bat-Mite), the Joker, and the Riddler.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $17.99

FUNKO
FUNKO POP REWIND HE-MAN AND MOTU HE-MAN W/CH VIN FIG
Defeat the Evil Horde in your Masters of the Universe collection with REWIND He-Man! REWIND collectible comes in VHS-inspired packaging with a matching character card! There's a 1 in 6 chance you may find the chase of black light He-Man. Vinyl figure is approximately 3.4-inches tall. Collectible case is approximately 5.85" H x 3.6" W x 1.65" D. Chase variants are shipped at random. Receiving a chase with purchase is not guaranteed.
SRP: $11.99

FUNKO
POP TV TED LASSO TED W/BISCUITS
From Funko. Show your spirit for AFC Richmond and add Pop! Ted Lasso to your Ted Lasso team! Sit down and enjoy a biscuit with this optimistic coach before the next match. This exclusive Pop! Ted Lasso is ready to believe in your team! Set the stage and unite all your favorite Ted Lasso characters for a home team advantage. Vinyl figure is approximately 3.95-inches tall.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $11.99

Tamashii Nations
GODZILLA 2023 ICHIBAN FIG
From Tamashii Nations. Bandai Spirits Ichibansho is proud to announce their newest release Godzilla (2023)! Standing at approximately 9" tall, Godzilla (2023) is seen in their popular pose. Be sure to collect this and enhance your display with other incredible Ichibansho figures!
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $95.00

JADA TOYS, INC
HOLLYWOOD RIDES TMNT PARTY WAGON 1/32 DIE-CAST VEHICLE
From Jada Toys. Cowabunga! Hop in the Party Wagon with Donatello with this 1/32 scale die-cast Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles die cast car! With moving weapons, doors and wheels, this Party Wagon is sure to be a shell of a ride! Window box packaging.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $7.99

TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS, LLC
HALLOWEEN II MICHAEL MYERS 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
From Trick or Treat Studios. Trick or Treat Studios is proud to present the officially licensed Universal Studios, Halloween II -Michael Myers 1:6 Scale Figure! This poseable figure is approximately 12" tall  and has 30+ points of articulation. The figure includes: interchangeable blood tears head, Jack-o-lantern, 4 additional hands (one with an attached scalpel), a syringe, a knife, and a hammer. Fully clothed in a screen-accurate costume with a working zipper. Arrives in a beautiful collector's box with a flip back window display. This is the ultimate Halloween II - Michael Myers 1:6 Scale Figure, order now!
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $199.00

MEZCO TOYS
MEZCO STATIC SIX DOC NOCTURNAL 1/6 SCALE STATUE
From Mezco Toys. The Hunter of Horrors is brought to life with Mezco Toyz's Static-6: Doc Nocturnal! Hidden away in the Nocturnal Tower, the Phantom Knight quietly observes the infernal region for anomalies while perfecting the ancient practice of necro-alchemy. Doc Nocturnal's suit has received a tactical upgrade featuring enhanced armor, a chest harness, and removable cape with an integrated posing wire. He stands triumphant atop a defeated eldritch titan. Rumble Society's Phantom Knight features 2 interchangeable head sculpts and packs plenty of heat including a tommy gun and Ferryman - both affixed to his interchangeable right arm. Also included is the severed head of an infernal beast, affixed to his interchangeable left arm. Mezco Toyz's Static Six is a premium 1:6 scale statue line featuring hyper-realistic detailing, mixed media components, interchangeable parts, and accessories to create multiple display options - a truly interactive high-end statue line.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $225.00

MATTEL TOYS
MOTU ORIGINS CORE AF WAVE 17 ASST
From Mattel. With Masters of the Universe Origins action figures, the magic of a 1980s childhood is back. Inspired by the MOTU toy line from the 80s, this line features key characters designed with a nostalgic look. Built at 5.5-inch scale, with 16 points of articulation for great battle moves and poses, they come with at least 1 accessory and a themed mini comic. Collect Cartoon Teela, Cartoon Trap Jaw, and Zodac.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $17.99

HASBRO TOY GROUP
TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE BWVS-05 RATTRAP V TERRORSAUR
From Hasbro Toy Group. Fans will be thrilled to see the return of the Beasts in a special Premium Finish edition. The VS set box is designed to evoke nostalgic feelings, mirroring the colors and imagery from the main CG animation. This set introduces Cybertron agent Rattrap, who transforms into a mouse, and Destron's formidable aerial combat soldier Terrorsaur, transforming into a pteranodon. Notably, Terrorsaur will make its debut in Japan with this release, featuring stunningly realistic body patterns that perfectly match the CG animation. The robot models have been expertly crafted to closely resemble the anime, plus, the closed box package includes a reversible inner sheet reminiscent of the classic confrontation set box, along with two character cards, making it a must-have collector's item for fans.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $44.99

JAKKS PACIFIC
SONIC PRIME 5IN AF WV3 ASST
From Jakks Pacific. Jakks Pacific presents Sonic Prime 5" Articulated Figures featuring your favorite characters from Sonic Prime! Featuring over 12 points of articulation, these figuresare perfect for both play and display. Collect Chaos Sonic, Black Rose, Sonic (The Grim), and Dr. Deep.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $21.99

Bandai Hobby
POKEMON 10 ROWLET QUICK MDL KIT
From Bandai Hobby. Rowlet is now part of Bandai's Pokemon Plamo Collection Quick!! model-kit lineup! He's easy and fun to assemble, with pre-colored parts that can be removed from the sprues by hand. Stickers are included for his markings.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2024
SRP: $11.00





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