Tagged: 2012

Forbidden Planet NYC on Google Offers Bestsellers

Thanks to all who purchased and redeemed Google Offers to our shop in 2012.  Our customers are some of the most loyal and savvy in the world, and we greatly appreciate it.

Forbidden Planet NYC moved moving 832 Broadway new store location

Thus, when Google asked us if we wanted to participate in their Best of 2012 campaign we gladly accepted.  It’s a good incentive/break (10 bucks worth of product for $10) for our regulars, and a great way to see new faces in the new location.

You can view details and pick yours up by following this link to the FPNYC Google Offers page.  And once again, a heartfelt THANK YOU.  Always.

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Forbidden Planet NYC Gift Card Promotion 2011

For every $100 in gift cards purchased from Forbidden Planet NYC from now through December 31st receive a $20 bonus gift card… ON US!

FPNYC Forbidden Planet Gift Card

Fer instance, you could purchase ten $10 gift cards and we’ll give you an extra one worth $20.  Pick up five $20 gift cards get a sixth one free.  Buy two $50 gift cards get one worth twenty bones or clams or whatever you call them.  Buy one for $200 get two $20 bonus cards.

You get the drift.

Use the freebie yourself another time, or give it to someone on your list who might also appreciate it.  Pass it along to someone who might be interested in comics or games or toys.  Whatever you choose, it’s on us!

The fine print:

This  offer is valid in-store only.  We neither sell, not accept gift cards through our website at this time.  There is no expiration date on FPNYC gift cards.   Bonus gift card cannot be used toward qualifying gift card purchase.

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Of Schism and new DC figures

by Chris Troy

Super-late article this week, as I’m split between a new Bleeding Cool project, prepare to speak to the attendees of AnimeUSA down in DC this weekend, and trying to put as much time into my new  video games as possible (Uncharted 3 & Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for the record). Needless to say, I’ve been busy.

So as I’ve said in past articles, the DC Universe Classics line will be coming to an end sometime in early 2012, after 20 somewhat waves. I was under assumption that the line would be rebooted to reflect the new 52 stuff, but Matty Collector has announced that I am WRONG WRONG WRONG! The new line shall be called DC Universe All-Stars, and will kick off in 2012 with a long overdue Larfleeze figure (MINE!) Superboy Prime (Of retcon-punch fame), Flashpoint Plasticman (WHUT?!) & Batman Beyond. I can understand Bats Beyond & Larfleeze, as they’re extremely popular characters still relevant in the new 52, but DC has retconned Superboy Prime from existence with it’s “The Crises never happend” policy, and Evil Plastic Man lasted all of 2 issues of a Flashpoin tie-in mini-series. Odd choices are odd, but hey, at least the line continues to live on. No word if the Build-a-Figure is coming back though. Of course, FPNYC still has plenty of older and rarer DCU Classics in stock, so if there’s someone you’re looking for, you should swing by and see what we got.

On the Marvel side of things, I’ve commented in the past on how solid this fall’s “Spider-Island” crossover was  rad (Where as “Fear Itself” kind of sucked IMO). What I failed to mention which was also great was the big X-event Schism, which was a smaller scale X-Men version of “Civil War”, focusing on Cyclops and Wolverine, (suddenly, it’s very 90s animated series X-Men) and their falling out, which leads to an east and west coast X-Men, both with very different mission operatives. The Jason Aaron written mini-series will be collected w/the Generation Hope tie-ins, as well as the ReGenesis prologue, come January in a single hard-cover, but FPNYC has received all 5 issue reprints w/ black & white inter-locking Frank Cho covers this week, so you can check those out now if you’re impatient and don’t want to wait for the hardcover. Continue reading

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The Comicscological Constant

By Cornhusker T. Whiskerbooties

(Just kidding, it’s by Unkiedev.)

OFTEN times my “job” as a jet setting comic book journalist is a real grind…like when I get a paper cut on a near mint copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 and I bleed on the page and my blood lowers the resale value of Spidey’s first appearance by, like, $15,000.  Bummer. Or when there are SO many comic book groupies trying to steal my clothes that I just DON’T know what to do, ho hum.

NOT today, however. Today we get to turn our attention to AMAZING comic books FROM THE FUTURE! Yes, instead of telling you super-cool comics that you can buy this week (Hint: Captain America #1, X-Men Schism #1, Green Lantern #67,  Hellboy The Fury #2, and the IDW Berke Breathed gallery collection are a few high points,) I will instead reveal sensational new comics that you can’t buy today, tomorrow or even next Tuesday…these are books you’ll have to borrow from Marty McFly as these swanky tomes only exist IN THE FUTURE! Continue reading

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