Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy lives on with Square-Enix' The Dark Knight Trilogy Play Arts ~Kai~: Batman Action Figure, the best-selling toy product to comic book specialty retailers in May. Also in the top ten was the matching Dark Knight Trilogy Play Arts ~Kai~: Bane Action Figure at #4.
Diamond Select Toys had three products in the top ten — the Marvel Select: Nightcrawler Action Figure ranked #2, the Star Trek: The Original Series – USS Enterprise Cutaway Model ranked #6, and the Knight Rider: 1/15-Scale KITT ranked #10.
DC Collectibles had three products in the top ten as well — the Man of Steel: Superman 1/6-Scale Iconic Statue (based on the new film) ranked #3, the Green Lantern: Simon Baz Action Figure ranked #5, and the Batman: Black & White Statue by Mike Allred ranked #7.
Rounding out the top ten, Kotobukiya placed two products at the top of the charts, the Mass Effect: Commander Shepard Bishoujo Statue at #8 and the DC Comics: Aquaman "New 52" ArtFX+ Statue at #9.
TOP 25 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2013
|1||3||SEP128219||DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY PLAY ARTS KAI BATMAN AF||$64.99||SQU|
|2||1||MAY121672||MARVEL SELECT NIGHTCRAWLER AF||$24.99||DST|
|3||13||FEB130255||MAN OF STEEL SUPERMAN 1:6 SCALE ICONIC STATUE||$129.95||DC|
|4||5||SEP128218||DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY PLAY ARTS KAI BANE AF||$64.99||SQU|
|5||2||JAN130349||GREEN LANTERN SIMON BAZ AF||$24.95||DC|
|6||21||FEB131540||ST TOS ENTERPRISE CUTAWAY MODEL||$174.99||DST|
|7||15||FEB130260||BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY MIKE ALLRED||$79.95||DC|
|8||18||OCT121708||MASS EFFECT COMMANDER SHEPARD BISHOUJO STATUE||$64.99||KOT|
|9||7||APR131844||DC COMICS AQUAMAN ARTFX+ STATUE NEW 52 VER||$39.99||KOT|
|10||8||MAY121668||KNIGHT RIDER 1/15 SCALE KITT||$59.99||DST|
|11||23||AUG120308||WE CAN BE HEROES JUSTICE LEAGUE 7 PACK BOX SET||$99.95||DC|
|12||28||FEB130258||MAN OF STEEL FAORA 1:6 SCALE ICONIC STATUE||$129.95||DC|
|13||31||FEB130257||MAN OF STEEL ZOD 1:6 SCALE ICONIC STATUE||$129.95||DC|
|14||30||FEB130256||MAN OF STEEL JOR EL 1:6 SCALE ICONIC STATUE||$129.95||DC|
|15||42||JAN130345||ARROW 1:6 SCALE OLIVER QUEEN STATUE||$149.95||DC|
|16||26||OCT121694||GENTLE GIANT VENOM MINI-BUST||$85.00||GEN|
|17||59||APR111735||MARVEL X TOKIDOKI FRENZIES 30PC BMB DS||$178.50||TOK|
|18||4||SEP083651||MARVEL SELECT ANTI-VENOM AF||$24.99||DST|
|19||16||DEC128196||SCI-FI REVOLTECH #043 DKR TUMBLER VEHICLE||$44.99||KAI|
|20||25||JAN131810||HALO 4 PLAY ARTS KAI SPARTAN SARAH PALMER AF||$69.99||SQU|
|21||41||JAN131632||MARVEL MINIMATES SERIES 49 ASST IRON MAN 3||$119.88||DST|
|22||6||OCT128272||DC UNLIMITED 6-IN INJUSTICE JOKER AF||$21.99||MAT|
|23||33||JAN131811||HALO 4 PLAY ARTS KAI SPARTAN SOLDIER AF||$69.99||SQU|
|24||78||OCT121690||ICEMAN CLASSIC STATUE||$200.00||BOW|
|25||12||JAN138219||INJUSTICE WONDER WOMAN VS SOLOMON GRUNDY 2 PACK AF||$29.95||DC|
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