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
|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|
|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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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.