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Forbidden Planet, New York City

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  • This store is awesome for those that like comics, sci-fi, fantasy and the like. The location is not in midtown, but it is a short taxi or subway ride. The price are a little high, bit there merchandis...  more »
  • Needed to get my 8 year old some type of gaming gift as a souvenir and this place delivered. Helpful staff and a variety of choices.  more »
  • Absolutely brilliant. The entrance to the store immediately sets the tone, with the Terminator robot. DVD, t shirts, comics, everything is
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  • Really loud heavy metal music playing throughout store. I guess people like that. They have a great selection of comics and comic related stuff. Also have a good selection of games. As well as some really cool mini figures. 10/10, would recommend.
  • Honestly as a disabled person I would really appreciate if they had anywhere to sit. Sometimes it takes a while to decide whether or not to buy a graphic novel you've never read before. I understand they want to discourage people from reading and then not buying but I'd spend a lot more money there if it wasn't physically painful to shop.
  • It's practically senseless to even post a review. If you're reading this because you did a search, then you likely already know of Forbidden Planet's reputation in the graphic-novel circles. This is the B&H of comics - which is to say that you can buy virtually everything online, but coming to the "Superstore" is a hajj that makes believers out of the fringe players. Oh - whatever you do - don't even THINK about sitting down on the stairs straight ahead (in back of the store). The help will be around swiftly to remind you of the "Don't sit here" sign that's located right behind your calves. Don't forget to buy the t-shirt. (You'll get a back with your purchase of over $50.00 UNLESS you check in with Yelp - in which case the threshhold is reduced to $20.00!)
  • Great place to shop for all your Justice League items! Great Retail Staff especially Jeff the best! He is very knowledgeable!
  • In terms of toys, great selection. In terms of comic books and graphic novels, I wish they had more in terms of older material. Other than that, great location, very clean and well organized.

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