Based on Robert Kirkman's best-selling comic The Walking Dead, McFarlane Toys' The Walking Dead Comic Series 2 Action Figures recreated four characters from the series, including Michonne's Pet Zombie, and gave the manufacturer the best-selling toy product for August.
DC Collectibles had five products in August's top ten best-selling toys, led by the Batman: Arkham City: Solomon Grundy Deluxe Action Figure at #2.
Square-Enix and Kotobukiya each had two products in the top ten. The Man of Steel Play Arts Kai: Superman Action Figure was Square-Enix's top product at #4, and Kotobukiya's Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Unbound Fine Art Statue was their top product at #5.
TOP 25 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2013
|1||19||APR130580||WALKING DEAD COMIC SERIES 2 AF ASST||TMP|
|2||11||MAY130274||BATMAN ARKHAM CITY SOLOMON GRUNDY DLX AF||DC|
|3||4||MAY130272||HUSH JOKER HARLEY STEALTH BATMAN AF 3 PACK||DC|
|4||12||MAR138138||MAN OF STEEL PLAY ARTS KAI SUPERMAN AF||SQU|
|5||29||DEC121703||AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM UNBOUND FINE ART STATUE||KOT|
|6||10||JAN131762||DC COMICS WONDER WOMAN ARTFX+ STATUE NEW 52 VER||KOT|
|7||16||MAR138137||MAN OF STEEL PLAY ARTS KAI GENERAL ZOD AF||SQU|
|8||1||OCT128236||BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM JOKER WITH SCARFACE AF||DC|
|9||5||APR130269||INJUSTICE NIGHTWING VS SUPERMAN 2 PACK AF||DC|
|10||2||OCT128235||BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM HARLEY QUINN AF||DC|
|12||27||APR130283||BATMAN ARKHAM CITY NIGHTWING STATUE||DC|
|13||3||OCT128234||BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM ARMORED BATMAN AF||DC|
|14||7||APR130270||INJUSTICE AQUAMAN VS BLACK ADAM 2 PACK AF||DC|
|15||23||APR130287||BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY SEAN MURPHY||DC|
|16||14||SEP088080||ST TOS USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701 HD SHIP||DST|
|17||6||MAY130270||DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS CAPTAIN COLD AF||DC|
|18||68||JUN131902||MARVEL LEGENDS 6-IN AF ASST 201302||HAS|
|19||43||MAY130580||ASSASSINS CREED SERIES 1 AF ASST||TMP|
|20||69||FEB130261||GREEN LANTERN 1:1 SCALE POWER BATTERY PROP W RING||DC|
|21||98||FEB131658||IRON PATRIOT STATUE||BOW|
|22||33||AUG120308||WE CAN BE HEROES JUSTICE LEAGUE 7 PACK AF BOX SET||DC|
|23||8||OCT128237||BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM POISON IVY AF||DC|
|24||9||OCT128238||BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM SCARECROW AF||DC|
|25||107||MAR131987||NEO-CLASSIC IRON MAN STATUE||BOW|
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