Designed for retailers' HeroClix tournaments within their stores, NECA/WizKids' Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself Month 2 Organized Play Kit, based on the Marvel Comics crossover event, was the best-selling games product to direct market retailers in June.
In total, NECA/WizKids had seven of the month's top ten best-selling products. The DC HeroClix: Man of Steel release took four of those spots — the gravity feed display ranked #3, the Starter Set ranked #4, the Mini Game ranked #7, and the Marquee Figure ranked #7. Also in the top ten were the Lord of the Rings HeroClix: The Fellowship of the Ring at #5 and the Pathfinder Battles Builder Series: We Can Be Goblins at #10.
Wizards of the Coast had two products in the top ten — the Magic the Gathering TCG: Modern Masters Booster Packs ranked #2 and the Magic the Gathering TCG: Dragon's Maze Boosters ranked #9.
Rounding out the top ten, Cryptozoic Entertainment's The Walking Dead Board Game, based on AMC's top-rated television series, ranked #6.
Hasbro's Risk Legacy, a new version of the venerable game that features multi-game gameplay mechanics, returned to the top of the sales charts for the first time since October as March's top-selling games product to comic book specialty retailers.
Other publishers in the top ten include Fantasy Flight Publishing, Konami Digital Entertainment, Wizards of the Coast, WizKids/NECA, and Z-Man Games.
TOP 25 GAMES
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2013
|1||9||FEB138562||MARVEL HEROCLIX FEAR ITSELF MONTH 2 OP KIT||$160.00||NEC|
|2||6||APR132231||MTG TCG MODERN MASTERS BOOSTER DIS||$167.76||WZK|
|3||2||MAR132260||DC HEROCLIX MAN OF STEEL 24 CT DISPLAY||$37.88||NEC|
|4||1||MAR132263||DC HEROCLIX MAN OF STEEL STARTER SET 6 PACK||$13.20||NEC|
|5||7||FEB138641||LORD OF THE RINGS HEROCLIX FELLOWSHIP 24CT DISPLAY||$37.88||NEC|
|6||5||JUL112137||WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME||$39.99||CRY|
|7||3||MAR132262||DC HEROCLIX MAN OF STEEL MINI GAME||$7.80||NEC|
|8||4||MAR132261||DC HEROCLIX MAN OF STEEL MARQUEE PACK 10CT||$9.00||NEC|
|9||32||FEB131931||MTG TCG DRAGONS MAZE BOOSTER DIS||$143.64||WZK|
|10||11||MAR132264||PF BATTLES BUILDER SERIES WE BE GOBLINS 24CT DISPLAY||$31.55||NEC|
|12||10||AUG122124||DC ADVENTURES RPG UNIVERSE||$39.95||GRE|
|13||48||JAN138293||MARVEL HEROCLIX FEAR ITSELF MONTH 1 OP KIT||$160.00||NEC|
|14||37||MAR138265||YU GI OH TCG V FOR VICTORY SUPER STARTER DECK DIS||$74.04||KON|
|15||12||FEB131928||ADVENTURE TIME MONOPOLY||$24.00||USA|
|16||14||JUL112185||WALKING DEAD COMIC BOARD GAME||$39.99||ALL|
|17||42||JAN132015||DC HEROCLIX TEEN TITANS BOOSTER BRICK||$66.48||NEC|
|18||16||SEP122080||PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME NPC CODEX BOX||$39.99||PAI|
|19||15||DEC121880||HOBBIT AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY REINER KNIZIA BOARD GAME||$40.00||CRY|
|20||24||AUG118095||LORD OF THE RINGS HEROCLIX STARTER 8 PACK||$21.12||NEC|
|21||31||AUG122147||DOCTOR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY ED MONOPOLY||$24.00||USA|
|22||33||FEB138642||LORD OF THE RINGS HEROCLIX FELLOWSHIP OP KIT||$25.00||NEC|
|23||8||JUN122182||STAR WARS X-WING MINIS GAME DICE PACK||$7.95||FAN|
|24||36||NOV074603||SETTLERS OF CATAN NEW ED||$42.00||MAY|
|25||19||APR132195||PATHFINDER ADV PATH REIGN OF WINTER PT 5 RASPUTIN MUST DIE (||$22.99||PAI|
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