Sporting the new costume from the pages of the "New 52," the Justice League: Superman Action Figure from DC Collectibles was the best-selling toy product to comic book specialty retailers in December. DC Collectibles had a strong month in December with four products in the top ten including the DC Comics Cover Girls: Harley Quinn Statue at #2, the "We Can Be Heroes" Justice League Box Set (November's top selling toy product) at #4, and the Dark Knight Returns Action Figure Box Set at #8.
Diamond Select Toys had two products in the top ten — the Marvel Select: Barbarian Hulk Action Figure at #4 and the Marvel Select: Storm Action Figure at #9.
Also with two products in the top ten was Hong Kong manufacturer Enterbay — The Dark Knight: Batman HD Masterpiece Figure ranked #5 and The Dark Knight: The Joker HD Masterpiece Figure ranked #6.
Rounding out the top ten were Kotobukiya with the DC Comics: Power Girl Bishoujo Statue at #7 and Bowen Designs with the Spider-Man Red Musuem Statue at #10.
TOP 25 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012
|1||1||OCT120316||JUSTICE LEAGUE SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE||DC|
|2||6||SEP120277||DC COMICS COVER GIRLS HARLEY QUINN STATUE||DC|
|3||7||AUG120308||WE CAN BE HEROES JUSTICE LEAGUE 7 PACK BOX SET||DC|
|4||2||JUL121724-M||MARVEL SELECT BARBARIAN HULK AF||DST|
|5||46||AUG128067||DARK KNIGHT BATMAN HD MASTERPIECE AF||ENT|
|6||52||AUG128068||DARK KNIGHT JOKER HD MASTERPIECE AF||ENT|
|7||8||JUL121879||DC POWER GIRL BISHOUJO STATUE||KOT|
|8||4||OCT120313||DARK KNIGHT RETURNS ACTION FIGURE BOX SET||DC|
|9||3||APR121690-M||MARVEL SELECT STORM AF||DST|
|10||38||JUL121855||SPIDER-MAN RED MUSEUM STATUE||BOW|
|11||10||OCT120312||BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY FRANK MILLER 2ND ED||DC|
|12||14||SEP120278||DC COMICS COVER GIRLS POISON IVY STATUE||DC|
|13||27||JUN121932||DARK KNIGHT RISES BATMAN ARTFX STATUE||KOT|
|14||15||JUL120273||DC COMICS COVER GIRLS CATWOMAN STATUE||DC|
|15||17||JUL121723-M||WALKING DEAD MINIMATES SER 2||DST|
|16||56||JUN121913||SPIDER-MAN BLK COSTUME MUSEUM POSE STATUE||BOW|
|17||43||OCT121632||MARVEL UNIVERSE AF ASST 201204||HAS|
|18||11||JUN121933||SW BOBA FETT ARTFX+ STATUE ROTJ VER||KOT|
|19||16||OCT120314||DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS JOKER BUST||DC|
|20||61||SEP121748||SW VINTAGE AF ASST 201208||HAS|
|21||110||JUL128085||BATMAN SUPER ALLOY 1/6 SCALE FIG||PLA|
|22||25||SEP120275||DC COMICS SUPER HEROES SUPERGIRL BUST||DC|
|23||20||JUL121717||MUNSTERS KOACH 1/15 SCALE VEHICLE||DST|
|24||33||AUG121959||DEVIL MAY CRY 3 PLAY ARTS KAI DANTE AF||SQU|
|25||81||APR111735||MARVEL X TOKIDOKI FRENZIES 30PC BMB DS||TOK|
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