Renowned artist Shunya Yamashita redesigned Marvel Comics' mutant hero X-23 for the Marvel x Bishoujo: X-23 Statue from Kotobukiya, the best-selling Toy product to specialty retailers in April. Kotobukiya had a strong month overall in April with three products in the top ten, including the Marvel: Magneto Fine Art Statue at #2 and the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi "Final Battle" ArtFX Statue at #4.
DC Direct had two proudcts in the top ten, led by the Batman Bust, based on artwork by Gary Frank, at #5. Also in the top ten were the StarCraft Premium Series 2 Action Figures, based on the best-selling real-time strategy game from Blizzard Entertainment, at #6.
Other manufacturers in the top ten include Beautiful Plastic (the Simpsons Series 2 Mini-Figures ranked #7), Diamond Select Toys (the Femme Fatales: Raven Hex PVC Statue ranked #8), Kenner (the Star Wars Vintage Action Figures ranked #10), and Square Enix (the Metal Gear Solid Play Arts ~Kai~: Cyborg Ninja Figure ranked #3).
TOP 25 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2012
|1||2||SEP111717||MARVEL X-23 BISHOUJO STATUE||KOT|
|2||18||SEP111715||MARVEL MAGNETO FINE ART STATUE||KOT|
|3||3||JAN121895||MGS PLAY ARTS KAI CYBORG NINJA AF||SQU|
|4||20||SEP111714||SW OBI-WAN KENOBI ARTFX STATUE FINAL BATTLE VER||KOT|
|6||5||DEC110338||STARCRAFT PREMIUM SER 2 MASTER CASE ASST||DC|
|7||55||DEC101455||SIMPSONS MINI FIG 20PC BMB DISP SER 02||BEA|
|8||8||NOV111473||FEMME FATALES RAVEN HEX PVC STATUE||DIA|
|9||77||FEB121586||GEARS OF WAR 3 SERIES 2 AF ASST||NEC|
|10||62||JAN121809||SW VINTAGE AF ASST 201202||KEN|
|11||65||FEB121529||AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES AF ASST 201202||KEN|
|12||1||JUL101590||SW BOBA FETT BUST BANK||DIA|
|13||69||FEB121578||SW VINTAGE AF ASST 201203||KEN|
|14||16||JAN121728||CAPTAIN ACTION DLX AF||ROU|
|15||21||OCT111785||DBZ SUPER SAIYAN 3 SON GOKU S.H.FIGUARTS AF||BLU|
|16||35||JUL111884||IRON MAN UNMASKED MINI-BUST||BOW|
|17||22||JAN120392||AME COMI RAVEN ANGEL OF AZARATH VAR PVC FIG||DC|
|18||4||AUG118183||BATMAN LEGACY HARLEY QUINN AF||MAT|
|19||24||JAN120393||AME COMI RAVEN DEMON DAUGHTER VAR PVC FIGURE||DC|
|20||49||JAN120612||HALO 10TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES 2 AF ASST||TMP|
|21||70||FEB121571||EVIL DEAD 2 SERIES 1 AF ASST||NEC|
|22||7||AUG118184||BATMAN LEGACY NIGHTWING AF||MAT|
|23||53||FEB121527||GI JOE MARAUDERS & DREADNOKS AF SET||BIG|
|24||13||JAN121730||CAPTAIN ACTION CAPTAIN AMERICA DLX COSTUME SET||ROU|
|25||14||JAN121729||CAPTAIN ACTION SPIDER-MAN DLX COSTUME SET||ROU|
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