Square Enix's Play Arts ~Kai~ action figures recreate the heroes and villains of some of today's top video games, and in March they turned their attentions to WBIE's best-selling Batman: Arkham Asylum with the best-selling Toy product to comics retailers, the Batman: Arkham Asylum Play Arts ~Kai~: Batman Action Figure. The manufacturer's matching Batman: Arkham Asylum Play Arts ~Kai~: The Joker Action Figure ranked #2 for the month..
Bowen Designs had a strong month in March with five of their Marvel Comics statues in the top ten — the Thor Classic Action Figure ranked #3, the Iron Man Hydro Armor Statue ranked #5, the Goliath "New Uniform Version" Statue ranked #6, the Hawkeye Museum Pose Statue ranked #7, and the Annihilus Statue ranked #8.
DC Direct had two products in the top ten, led by the StarCraft Premium Series 2 Action Figures at #4. Also in the top ten was the Batman: Black & White: Mike Mignola Variant Statue at #9.
Rounding out the top ten was Kotobukiya's X-Fore: Archangel Fine Art Statue at #10.
TOP 25 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2012
|1||1||AUG118148||BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI BATMAN AF||SQU|
|2||2||AUG118149||BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI JOKER AF||SQU|
|3||7||JUL111881||THOR CLASSIC ACTION STATUE||BOW|
|4||10||DEC110338||STARCRAFT PREMIUM SER 2 AF||DC|
|5||20||DEC108207||IRON MAN HYDRO ARMOR PX STATUE||BOW|
|6||22||MAR118190||GOLIATH NEW UNIFORM VER PX STATUE||BOW|
|7||25||AUG111820||HAWKEYE MUSEUM POSE STATUE||BOW|
|8||28||DEC108206||ANNIHILUS PX STATUE||BOW|
|9||4||NOV110251||BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE MIKE MIGNOLA VARIANT||DC|
|10||27||AUG111850||X-FORCE ARCHANGEL FINE ART STATUE||KOT|
|11||3||SEP111716||TEKKEN 2 TT CHRISTIE MONTEIRO BISHOUJO STATUE||KOT|
|12||23||JAN121770||MARVEL UNIVERSE 6-IN AF ASST 201202||KEN|
|13||5||JAN120394||BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY SAM KIETH||DC|
|14||34||DEC111695||MARVEL UNIVERSE 6-IN AF ASST 201201||KEN|
|15||59||APR111862||SW DARTH TALON STATUE||GEN|
|16||65||JUN111900||PROFESSOR X STATUE||BOW|
|17||55||APR111735||MARVEL X TOKIDOKI FRENZIES 30PC BMB DS||TOK|
|18||18||NOV111472||MARVEL MINIMATES SERIES 43 ASST||DST|
|19||9||JUN118187||SW 501ST CLONE TROOPER PX ARTFX+ STATUE 2PK||KOT|
|20||89||JAN121715||NARUTO SHIPPUDEN MININJA BMB DISPLAY||TOY|
|21||39||DEC110587||HALO REACH SERIES 6 AF ASST||TMP|
|22||8||DEC110335||AME COMI WONDER WOMAN REPAINT PVC FIGURE||DC|
|23||98||DEC110336||GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN VS PARALLAX STATUE||DC|
|24||77||DEC111696||MARVEL UNIVERSE AF ASST 201109||KEN|
|25||11||FEB121637||DOCTOR WHO CHAR BUILDING 11 DOCTOR MINI FIG SET||UND|
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