More fan-favorite characters, including Michonne and Merle Dixon, from AMC's hit series The Walking Dead are brought to life in McFarlane Toys' The Walking Dead Series 3 Action Figures, the best-selling toy product to direct market specialty retailers in March.
Square-Enix had two products in the top ten — the Batman: Arkham City Play Arts ~Kai~: Robin Figure ranked #2 and the Batman: Arkham City Play Arts ~Kai~: Batman "The Dark Knight Returns" Figure ranked #4.
Hasbro's Marvel Legends 6-Inch Action Figures ranked #3.
Bowen Designs' Savage Hulk Statue ranked #5.
DC Collectibles had four items in the top ten, led by the Justice League: "We Can Be Heroes" Action Figure 7-Piece Box Set at #6.
Kotobukiya rounded out the top ten with the DC Comics: The Flash "New 52" ArtFX+ Statue at #9.
TOP 25 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2013
|1||10||JAN130620||WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 3 AF ASST||TMP|
|2||2||AUG128201||BATMAN ARKHAM CITY PLAY ARTS KAI ROBIN VER||SQU|
|3||18||DEC121644||MARVEL LEGENDS 6-IN AF ASST 201301||HAS|
|4||3||AUG128200||BATMAN ARKHAM CITY PLAY ARTS KAI BATMAN DKR VER||SQU|
|5||35||JUL121857||SAVAGE HULK STATUE||BOW|
|6||8||AUG120308||WE CAN BE HEROES JUSTICE LEAGUE 7 PACK BOX SET||DC|
|7||55||DEC120379||BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS CALL TO ARMS STATUE||DC|
|8||11||NOV120314||VERTIGO COVER GIRLS DEATH STATUE||DC|
|9||5||SEP121780||DC COMICS FLASH ARTFX+ STATUE NEW 52 VER||KOT|
|10||15||JAN130346||SUPERMAN THE MAN OF STEEL STATUE BY LEE BERMEJO||DC|
|11||17||DEC120378||BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE STATUE BY SEAN GALLOWAY||DC|
|12||26||OCT121649||SW KENNER ROCKET-FIRING BOBA FETT 12-IN AF||GEN|
|13||19||NOV121855||HALO 4 PLAY ARTS KAI MASTER CHIEF AF||SQU|
|14||93||OCT121692||ORIGINAL X-MEN MINI-BUST 5-PACK||BOW|
|15||1||AUG121762||MARVEL SELECT VENOM AF||DST|
|16||4||JUN101512||MARVEL SELECT JUGGERNAUT AF||DST|
|17||84||SEP121770||BLACK WIDOW VARIANT STATUE||BOW|
|18||32||JAN131688||MY LITTLE PONY MYSTERY PONY BMB DIS 201302||HAS|
|19||6||MAR101468||MARVEL SELECT DEADPOOL AF||DST|
|20||20||FEB074479||ST TWOK ENTERPRISE||DST|
|21||79||JAN131691||MARVEL UNIVERSE AF ASST 201301||HAS|
|22||90||SEP121779||DANGER ROOM SESSIONS CYCLOPS FINE ART STATUE||KOT|
|23||7||MAR088262||MARVEL SELECT RED HULK AF||DST|
|24||22||SEP088080||ST TOS USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701 HD SHIP||DST|
|25||37||NOV121856||HALO 4 PLAY ARTS KAI SPARTAN WARRIOR AF||SQU|
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