(BALTIMORE, MD) — (January 10, 2013) — DC Collectibles' Batman: Arkham City Series 2 Action Figures, a series of action figures based on Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's best-selling video game Batman: Arkham City, were the best-selling Toy product distributed to direct market specialty retailers according to Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop-culture merchandise.
Diamond Select Toys was 2012's leading Toy manufacturer distributed through Diamond Comic Distributors taking 26.63% of the dollars invoiced and 51.97% of the total toy units shipped to retailers. DC Collectibles was 2012's number two manufacturer with 23.76% of the dollars invoiced and 20.19% of the units shipped.
Diamond Select Toys saw success with their Marvel Select Figures, with three of the high-end action figures in the year's top twenty. Their best-selling toy for the year was the Marvel Select: Spider-Man Action Figure at #3, followed by the Marvel Select: Amazing Spider-Man Movie Action Figure, based on the new film, at #7.
Bowen Designs' Thor Classic Action Statue was the year's best-selling statue and ranked #20 for the year among all toy-related products.
The best-selling import toy for 2012 was Square-Enix's Batman: Arkham Asylum Play Arts ~KAI~: Harley Quinn Action Figure, based on the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, which ranked #9 for the year among all toy-related products.
TOP MANUFACTURERS OF 2012
|DIAMOND SELECT TOYS||26.63%||51.97%|
|HASBRO TOY GROUP||4.63%||1.19%|
|BIG FISH TOYS.||1.60%||1.16%|
TOP 20 TOYS OF 2012
|1||BATMAN ARKHAM CITY SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES||JAN120380||DC COLLECTIBLES|
|2||"WE CAN BE HEROES" JUSTICE LEAGUE 7-PIECE BOX SET||AUG120308||DC COLLECTIBLES|
|3||MARVEL SELECT: SPIDER-MAN ACTION FIGURE||JUL091428||DIAMOND SELECT TOYS|
|4||JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE||JUL128115||DC COLLECTIBLES|
|5||MASS EFFECT 3 SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES||NOV118167||BIG FISH TOYS|
|6||STARCRAFT PREMIUM SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES||DEC110338||DC COLLECTIBLES|
|7||MARVEL SELECT: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MOVIE ACTION FIGURE||FEB121518||DIAMOND SELECT TOYS|
|8||BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY SERIES 3: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE||JUN120298||DC COLLECTIBLES|
|9||BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI: HARLEY QUINN FIGURE||JAN128132||SQUARE ENIX INC|
|10||JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID DELUXE ACTION FIGURE||AUG120307||DC COLLECTIBLES|
|11||BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI: ARMORED BATMAN FIGURE||JAN128131||SQUARE ENIX|
|12||MARVEL SELECT: AVENGERS MOVIE HAWKEYE ACTION FIGURE||DEC111598||DIAMOND SELECT TOYS|
|13||BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE||AUG118148||SQUARE ENIX|
|14||JUSTICE LEAGUE: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE||OCT120316||DC COLLECTIBLES|
|15||BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI: THE JOKER FIGURE||AUG118149||SQUARE ENIX|
|16||THE WALKING DEAD (TELEVISION) SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES||AUG120538||MCFARLANE TOYS|
|17||BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM DELUXE: TITAN JOKER ACTION FIGURE||JUL120272||DC COLLECTIBLES|
|18||TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES RETRO COLLECTOR FIGURES||APR121769||PLAYMATES|
|19||BATMAN:ARKHAMCITY: KILLER CROC DELUXE ACTION FIGURE||MAR120306||DC COLLECTIBLES|
|20||THOR CLASSIC ACTION STATUE||JUL111881||BOWEN DESIGNS|
For a list of the Top 50 Toys of 2012, please visit this article.
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