With his shield at the ready, Captain America leaps into action for Bowen Designs' Captain America Action Statue, the best-selling toy product to comic book specialty retailers in October. Also from Bowen Designs in the top ten was the PREVIEWS exclusive Classic Wasp Statue at #8.
Kotobukiya's The Dark Knight Returns: Batman Vs. The Joker ArtFX Statue ranked #2 for the month.
Diamond Select Toys had two products in the top ten — The Walking Dead Minimates Series 1 at #3 and the Back to the Future: Time Machine Mark I Car at #6.
Square Enix's Mass Effect 3 Play Arts ~Kai~: Kai Garrus Vakarian Action Figure ranked #4.
DC Collectibles had three products in the top ten — the Batman: Black & White: Batman Beyond Statue ranked #5, The Dark Knight Returns: Superman Vs. Batman Statue ranked #7, and Batman: Arkham Asylum: Deluxe Titan Joker Action Figure ranked #9.
Rounding out the top ten, Big Chief Studios' Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor 1/6-Scale Figure ranked #10 for the month.
TOP 25 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2012
|1||56||MAR121666||CAPTAIN AMERICA ACTION STATUE||BOW|
|2||29||APR121799||DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BATMAN VS JOKER ARTFX STATUE||KOT|
|3||23||APR121687||WALKING DEAD MINIMATES SER 1 ASST||DST|
|4||15||JUN122004||MASS EFFECT 3 PLAY ARTS KAI GARRUS VAKARIAN||SQU|
|5||17||AUG120312||BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE BATMAN BEYOND STATUE||DC|
|6||9||MAR094739||BTTF TIME MACHINE MARK I CAR||DST|
|7||69||AUG120309||DARK KNIGHT RETURNS SUPERMAN VS BATMAN STATUE||DC|
|8||62||JAN128256||CLASSIC WASP PX STATUE||BOW|
|9||19||JUL120272||ARKHAM ASYLUM DELUXE TITAN JOKER AF||DC|
|10||63||JAN128153||DOCTOR WHO 11TH DOCTOR 1/6 SCALE FIG||BIG|
|11||24||JUN122003||MASS EFFECT 3 PLAY ARTS KAI COMMANDER SHEPARD||SQU|
|12||1||JUL128115||JUSTICE LEAGUE BATMAN ACTION FIGURE||DC|
|14||3||JUN118040||UNIVERSAL MONSTERS WAVE 3 RETRO AF ASST||DST|
|15||119||JUL111885||GENTLE GIANT DEADPOOL STATUE||GEN|
|16||27||JUN122005||MASS EFFECT 3 PLAY ARTS KAI ASHLEY WILLIAMS||SQU|
|17||5||APR121682||UNIVERSAL MONSTERS SELECT METALUNA MUTANT AF||DST|
|18||4||APR121683||UNIVERSAL MONSTERS SELECT PHANTOM O/T OPERA AF||DST|
|19||6||DEC111596||MARVEL SELECT AVENGERS MOVIE HULK AF||DST|
|20||28||JUL120271||DC COMICS SUPER HEROES SUPERMAN BUST||DC|
|21||55||MAY121676||MAD MONSTER PARTY AF ASST||DST|
|22||7||MAR121601||MARVEL SELECT AVENGERS MOVIE IRON MAN MK VI AF||DST|
|23||60||MAY121679||UNIVERSAL MONSTERS SERIES 3 RETRO CLOTH AF ASST||DST|
|24||35||JUN121773||MUNSTERS BLACK & WHITE FIGURE SET||DST|
|25||33||JUL120277||AME COMI HARLEY QUINN V2 PVC FIGURE||DC|
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