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Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Batman: Arkham Asylum is one of the most acclaimed video games of the last decade, and Square-Enix's rendition of the characters of the game gave the manufacturer the top two best-selling Toy products to speciality retailers in August, with the Batman: Arkham Asylum Play Arts ~Kai~: Harley Quinn Action Figure topping the chart, followed by the Armored Batman figure in second place.

Playmates' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Retro Collector Action Figures ranked #3 for the month.

Diamond Select Toys had two products in the top ten — the Marvel Select: Avengers Movie: Enemy (Chitauri) Action Figure ranked #4. The Alice: The Madness Returns Select Action Figures, based on the new video game from American Magee, ranked #5.

DC Collectibles' top-selling product in August was the Batman: Black & White: Darwyn Cooke Statue at #6, followed by the Batman: Black & White: Dick Grayson by Jock at #8.

Also in the top ten were products from Kotobukiya (the Avengers Movie: Iron Man Mk. VII ArtFX Statue ranked #7), X-Plus USA (the Forbidden Planet: Robby the Robot 12-Inch Figure ranked #9), and Hasbro (the latest release of the Marvel Universe Action Figures ranked #10).

TOP 25 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2012

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION VENDOR
1 2 JAN128132 BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI HARLEY QUINN AF SQU
2 3 JAN128131 BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI ARM BATMAN AF SQU
3 32 APR121769 TMNT RETRO COLLECTOR AF ASST PLA
4 1 JAN121705 MARVEL SELECT AVENGERS MOVIE ENEMY AF DST
5 30 JAN121700 ALICE MADNESS RETURNS SELECT AF ASST DST
6 21 APR120307 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE DARWYN COOKE DC 
7 29 MAR121684 AVENGERS MOVIE IRON MAN MK VII ARTFX STATUE KOT
8 18 MAY120346 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE DICK GRAYSON BY JOCK DC 
9 37 FEB121668 FORBIDDEN PLANET ROBBY THE ROBOT 12IN FIG X P
10 53 JUN121848 MARVEL UNIVERSE AF ASST 201201 HAS
11 83 MAY121842 TMNT BASIC AF ASST 201201 PLA
12 23 FEB121624 MARVEL BLACK WIDOW BISHOUJO STATUE COVERT OPS VER KOT
13 13 JUN098008 BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME MACHINE CAR DST
14 4 DEC111596 MARVEL SELECT AVENGERS MOVIE HULK AF DST
15 24 FEB121655 HALO PLAY ARTS KAI PX GOLD SPARTAN AF SQU
16 69 APR111735 MARVEL X TOKIDOKI FRENZIES 30PC BMB DS TOK
17 85 DEC111731 ROGUE STATUE BOW
18 123 APR121779 THOR MOVIE HAMMER OF THOR PROP REPLICA MUS
19 136 FEB121609 FANTASTIC FOUR STATUE 3-PACK BOW
20 6 JUN128108 JUSTICE LEAGUE AQUAMAN AF WAVE 2 DC 
21 94 DEC111732 MADELYNE PRYOR STATUE BOW
22 5 DEC074356 MARVEL SELECT INCREDIBLE HULK AF DST
23 93 JAN121771 MARVEL COMIC AF 2-PK ASST 201201 HAS
24 12 JUL118067 DOCTOR WHO WHITE DALEK PX TALKING PLUSH UND
25 87 MAR121713 DOCTOR WHO MINI TALKING PLUSH 16PC DS UND

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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, minus any copies that are distributed free of cost.

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