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Spider-Man's iconic villain the Green Goblin mounted his rocket sled and took a pumpkin bomb in hand for Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Select: Green Goblin Action Figure, the best-selling Toy product sold to comics specialty retailers in February. Diamond Select Toys also had the number two Toy product in February with the Marvel Select: Colossus Action Figure, based on the fan-favorite X-Men character.
Also with two products in the top ten in February was Kotobukiya with two of their Bishoujo-styled comic book statues; the DC Bishoujo: Poison Ivy Statue ranked #3 and the Marvel Bishoujo: Mystique Statue ranked #4.
DC Direct also placed two products in the top ten — the Catwoman 1/4-Scale Museum Quality Statue ranked #4 and the Batman: Black & White Statue by Sergio Aragonés ranked #8.
Bowen Designs had two statues in the top ten as well; the Wolverine: Old Man Logan Statue, based on the best-selling Mark Millar and Steve McNiven storyline, ranked #7 for the month, and the Giant Man Statue, based on the Avengers stalwart, ranked #9.
Finishing off the month, Kenner and Mattel each had one product in the top ten..
TOP 25 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2012
|1||1||SEP111606||MARVEL SELECT GREEN GOBLIN AF||DST|
|2||2||JUL111768||MARVEL SELECT COLOSSUS AF||DST|
|3||5||AUG111852||DC POISON IVY BISHOUJO STATUE||KOT|
|4||4||AUG111849||MARVEL MYSTIQUE BISHOUJO STATUE||KOT|
|5||34||NOV110250||CATWOMAN 1/4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE||DC|
|6||21||JUL118133||DC HEROES WAVE 20 NEKRON AF SET||MAT|
|7||29||JUL111879||WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN STATUE||BOW|
|8||6||NOV110246||BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY SERGIO ARAGONES||DC|
|9||53||JUN111898||GIANT MAN STATUE||BOW|
|10||31||DEC111695||MARVEL UNIVERSE 6-IN AF ASST 201201||KEN|
|11||17||AUG111851||SW C-3PO & R2-D2 ARTFX+ STATUE 2PK||KOT|
|12||18||NOV110245||HEROES OF THE DCU SER 2 SWAMP THING BUST||DC|
|13||3||SEP083651||MARVEL SELECT ANTI-VENOM AF||DST|
|14||22||JUL111767||MARVEL VS CAPCOM MINIMATES SERIES 2 ASST||DST|
|15||11||OCT118129||FFXIII-2 PLAY ARTS KAI LIGHTNING AF||SQU|
|16||32||JAN118113||HOT WHEELS ELITE 1/18 GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1||MAT|
|17||46||JAN121770||MARVEL UNIVERSE 6-IN AF ASST 201202||KEN|
|18||24||NOV118193||MARVEL MINIMATES BEST OF ASST||DST|
|19||43||DEC111696||MARVEL UNIVERSE AF ASST 201109||KEN|
|20||67||APR111838||GRIMM FAIRY TALES SNOW WHITE STATUE||CS|
|21||76||MAY111013||ADAM HUGHES INSPIRED VAMPIRELLA STATUE||DYN|
|22||81||APR111735||MARVEL X TOKIDOKI FRENZIES 30PC BMB DS||TOK|
|23||49||SEP111608||MARVEL CAPTAIN AMERICA NEON SIGN||DST|
|24||95||AUG111822||CYCLOPS RETRO STATUE||BOW|
|25||27||NOV110248||AME COMI WONDER WOMAN AS STAR SAPPHIRE FIGURE||DC|
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Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.
Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, minus any copies that are distributed free of cost.