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The Busiest Shopping Day of this Blog

If you can’t find Holiday presents for your friends and family at Forbidden Planet then you’re not opening your eyes. The place is a minefield of spectacular sundries for the geek or geek-curious! Kick-ass T-shirts, action figures, Manga, games, prop replicas, cut rate black-market diamonds, and of course, COMIC BOOKS!

You didn’t know about the black-market diamond ring that operates out of the Planet? Ask at the counter; you just have to know the password. Be subtle: “Hey, you got any non-crystal light refractors?” or “Where is your alternative glass cutter section?”

T-SHIRTS

If you or anyone you know owns a torso and could use a breezy torso cover, the Forbidden Planet offers a wide array of cloth; durable breast-wrappers guaranteed to conceal your naked flesh while ironically proclaiming your love of sci-fi, comics, and horror. Tailored to leave your arms free for swinging and tattoo display, Forbidden Planet “T-Shirts” come in ALL sizes and almost any TV show, horror flick, or comic book character you could want.

Don’t see the size or shirt you want? ASK! The holidays are a busy retail time and MAYBE we have it in the back…under a crate of bootleg diamonds.

I’m checking out the online shirt database for what they have…that Angry Birds of Prey Shirt would look mighty fine on you favorite gift-receiving gal or guy. Continue reading

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Clix Clix Boom

by Chris Troy

Hey there FPNYC faithful, were you aware that Forbidden Planet has a small, yet awesome gaming section? Not of the video game variety (like there’s a shortage of Gamestops in Manhattan), but TCGs like Magic:The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh & Pokemon? Try as I might, I could could really never get into them, mostly because I was terrible at them, and a severe lack of interest in the subject matter, Pokemon excluded. However as you’re all well aware by now, super-heroes are my jam, and if you make a game involving them, I’ll care to some extent. Enter: Heroclix, a highly addicting game using minatures instead of cards, based on some huge nerd properties relevant to my interest, as well as some of your’s too (unless you’re just here for Loran’s robot articles)!

Topps (yes the baseball card people) originally held the license for Heroclix, but after a few years, gave it up. NECA (of Video Game Selects fame) under the Wizkid label they bought from Topps,  gave the line a 2nd chance on the market and the expansion waves they’ve put out since have been best-seller for the company. NECA is one of the few companies that holds both the Marvel AND DC license, so both universes are compatible for play, meaning you can have the World’s Finest team of Batman and Superman fight Spider-Man and Thor, or make a powerful team consisting of the JLA and Deadpool. Continue reading

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