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Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Infinite Figures

Marvel has released the following image of Hasbro’s forthcoming (tentatively scheduled mid/late July 2014) Guardians of the Galaxy figures. Guardians of the Galaxy Toy, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Starlord

I’m probably more excited for this flick more than any other movie Marvel’s got on its slate, so the sight of these toys has only got me more excited. You?

In classic Marvel Legends fashion each standard figure comes with a piece of Groot, so you’ve got to collect them all to put him together. But doesn’t he look so fantastically Grooty?

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Game of Thrones Collectibles available from Forbidden Planet

I’m sure a TON of you out there were waiting for, and have now devoured, last night’s Game of Thrones Season 4 premier episode. Well, now’s as good a time as any to explore the breadth of GoT related product Forbidden Planet NYC has to offer.

Game of Thrones Funko blind box

 

The hottest Thrones related item in the store right now? Funko blind boxes (pictured above).

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Hellboy Day at Forbidden Planet NYC

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s signature character this coming Saturday, 3/22/14, is officially Hellboy Day in the comics community and Forbidden Planet NYC will be participating!

Mike Mignola Forbidden Planet

Beginning at 9am we’ll be giving away a few Hellboy themed packages containing comics, posters and other swag as supplies last. We’re also running a sale- 15% OFF all Hellboy/BPRD/Abe Sapien/Lobster Johnson books and comics- through midnight. We’ll also be giving away a copy of Hellboy The First Twenty Years on our Twitter feed.

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Get Your FREE Jodorowsky’s Dune Posters

Come on by the shop this Saturday, March 15th, and ask for a FREE “Jodorowsky’s Dune” poster! They’re totally rad and won’t last long. Be sure to get here early- we start distributing them at 9am. Jodorowsky's Dune, poster,ForbiddAlso, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts that day… we’ll be running a really super dooper nifty keen giveaway contest relating to the film starting Saturday at 9am.  What is Jodorowsky’s Dune? Well, it’s a long story, but the movie’s tagline (“The Greatest Science Fiction Movie Never Made”) is spot on. Here, why don’t you watch this trailer:

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The film opens here in NYC at Film Forum on March 21st.

See ya there.

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Dan Slott Signing Silver Surfer #1 Wednesday March 26th

Silver Surfer #1 Dan Slott Signing Forbidden Planet NYC

We’re pleased as punch to announce that superstar writer DAN SLOTT (Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man) will be signing here at Forbidden Planet NYC the day his much anticipated new comic SILVER SURFER #1 debuts, Wednesday March 26th at 7pm.

Here’s Marvel’s publicity copy for the new Surfer series:

The universe is big. Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the SILVER SURFER, the lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it… is with someone else.

Meet the Earth Girl who’s challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known Marvel U– into the strange, the new, and the utterly fantastic!

Illustrated by one of Forbidden Planet’s absolute favorite comic artists, Mike Allred, this is sure to be one of the year’s biggest titles. We’re terrifically excited Dan will be on hand to celebrate the occasion. Hope you’ll join us!!!

Forbidden Planet NYC is located at 832 Broadway between 13th and 12th St.

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So Long, Harold Ramis

Saddened by the news of Harold Ramis’ death today. I had the good fortune of speaking with him a number of times as he was an occasional customer of Forbidden Planet. Terrific, friendly fella whose works stand the test of time and will continue to do so. I’m sure anyone who’s seen Ghostbusters or Stripes can easily quote dozens of his iconic lines.

Mr. Ramis in his prime was one of the funniest people on Earth (rent Stripes from Amazon Instant tonight, you already know Ghostbusters and/or Groundhog Day by heart) and as such should be remembered for all the haha’s he brought to your life. Here are the only two eulogies for him from people I know that’ve given me a chuckle.

And fellow FP manager Justin Bacolo… “If you can’t bust ‘em, join ‘em.”

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Mr. Neal Adams Signing at Forbidden Planet NYC Wednesday 2/26/14

Meet comics legend Neal Adams at Forbidden Planet NYC Wednesday, February 26th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm!

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First autograph is free, with additional autographs available for $10 apiece. Neal’s Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be also available for purchase!

Neal is also taking commissions… now’s the time to get a piece of art, a one of a kind collectible, by one of comics’ biggest stars. See picture below for a guide to commission prices. Send an email to Jason at adams@nealadams.com for advance commissions. Maybe get a Batman Black & White blank variant with a Batman head sketch drawn on it.

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Our 200 Best-Selling Graphic Novels of 2013

Even though it’s damn near the middle of February I thought the following list of Forbidden Planet NYC’s most popular, best-selling graphic novels of 2013 would be of some interest.

Perhaps you’re looking for a new read, and are curious as to what the cool kids in the heppest city in the solar system are picking up (even if some of these books have been perennial faves for years and years).  Perhaps you’ll be looking at this list for some other reason (stalkers). Either way, thanks to all our customers who made 2013, and every year, such a great time to be in the business of slinging quality books!

It’s a rather lengthy post so it continues after the jump…

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Matthew’s Post Concussive Syndrome

Our pal and colleague, Mr. Matthew Klein, is not just an asset to the Forbidden Planet NYC sales floor. He’s also a very talented playwright and producer. This is no hyperbole. I’ve attended a number of his one-acts and they never disappoint.

His first full-length production will be premiering here in New York City next week and I encourage you all to take in a night of THEA-tah. Here’s some deets from the man himself:

Buy tickets here before they’re gone! Be sure to check out behind the scenes footage with our director, Jaki Bradley (see video below), as well as rehearsal footage with our insanely talented cast and crew. I can’t wait to share this with you! Come be part of something inspiring, explosive, and FUN.

POST CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME
February 11th – 16th
TICKETS $18
available now at pcsplay.com

POST CONCUSSIVE SYNDROME is a visceral romantic-comedy that finds Todd, Gus and Laura picking up the pieces of their complicated love triangle in a dramatic, sometimes violent, fashion. With the full spectrum of absurdity and emotion on display, all three battle with what they want– and what they’re afraid to admit they really need. Written by Matthew Klein (The New Group) and directed by the uber talented Jaki Bradley (Women’s Project, Goodspeed Theatre, Signature Theatre, NY Fringe), and featuring the talented cast of Josh Evans, Jacob Horstmeier, and Lauren McCune. Six Part is breaking new ground in order to continue telling inventive, compelling, and intelligent original stories.

Performance Schedule:
Tues. Feb. 11: 7:30pm
Wed. Feb. 12: 7:30pm
Thurs. Feb. 13: 7:30pm
Fri. Feb. 14: 7:30pm
Sat. Feb. 15: 1pm & 7:30pm
Sun. Feb. 16: 1pm

Location:
Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
312 W 36th St., First Floor
New York, NY 10018

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