AMC's top-rated series The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's best-selling comic from Image Comics, served as the basis for McFarlane Toys' The Walking Dead TV Series 1 Action Figures, the best-selling Toy product to comics specialty retailers in January.
Bowen Designs had two items in January's top ten best-sellers — the Thor Modern Museum Statue at #2 and the Polaris Statue at #3.
Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles also had two products in January's top ten — the Marvel Select: Colossus Action Figure at #4 and the Star Trek: The Next Generation: USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Ship at #7.
Also with two items in the top ten in January was Square-Enix with two Street Fighter IV Play Arts ~Kai~ figures, Ryu at #6 and Chun-Li at #9.
Other manufacturers with products in the top ten for January include Dynamic Forces, Kenner, and NECA.
TOP 25 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2012
|1||7||JUL110560||WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 1 AF ASST||TMP|
|2||14||JUN111899||THOR MODERN MUSEUM STATUE||BOW|
|4||1||JUL111768||MARVEL SELECT COLOSSUS AF||DST|
|5||21||NOV111516||MARVEL UNIVERSE AF ASST 201108||KEN|
|6||9||OCT111806||STREET FIGHTER IV PLAY ARTS KAI RYU AF||SQU|
|7||25||APR118184||ST TNG NCC-1701-D ENTERPRISE SHIP||DST|
|8||28||APR110975||RED SONJA CAMPBELL STATUE||DYN|
|9||11||OCT111807||STREET FIGHTER IV PLAY ARTS KAI CHUN-LI AF||SQU|
|10||47||NOV111521||PREDATORS 7-IN AF SERIES 4 ASST||NEC|
|12||38||SEP111650||MARVEL UNIVERSE AF ASST 201107||KEN|
|13||69||OCT100358||WORLD OF WARCRAFT SER 8 AF||DC|
|14||2||JUN101512||MARVEL SELECT JUGGERNAUT AF||DST|
|15||24||SEP111747||MECHAGODZILLA S.H.MONSTER ARTS AF||BLU|
|16||71||OCT110307||BATMAN ARKHAM CITY SER 1 AF||DC|
|17||3||AUG091437||MARVEL SELECT ABOMINATION AF||DST|
|18||36||JUL111913||DOCTOR WHO CHAR BUILDING MINI FIG SER 01||UND|
|19||19||JUL111904||SW CLONE TROOPER ARTFX+ STATUE 2PK||KOT|
|20||35||OCT111682||LIVING DEAD DOLLS 13TH ANNIVERSARY ASST||MEZ|
|21||67||OCT111696||MARVEL COMIC AF 2-PK ASST 201105||KEN|
|22||17||JAN118114||HW ELITE 1/43 GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1||MAT|
|23||4||JUL091428||MARVEL SELECT SPIDER-MAN AF||DST|
|24||5||APR101444||MARVEL SELECT MAGNETO AF||DST|
|25||6||MAY052331||MARVEL SELECT THANOS AF||DST|
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