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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Forbidden Planet London's Sci Fi Superstore


Forbidden Planet is the world's largest and best-known science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment retailer. We specialise in selling action figures, books, comics, DVDs, graphic novels and toys and we offer all the best merchandise from the cult cream of movies and television.-Forbidden Planet

Fobidden Planet is the kind of shop I had dreams of visiting when I was a kid. My own local Comic shops were fun, but nothing like London's Forbidden Planet. Once upon a time Forbidden Planet was just a book store-a great sci fi book store. Now it is a megastore for all things science fiction and fantasy. Forbidden Planet contains a vast collection of the latest and greatest toys, DVDs, comics, trading cards, models, and lots of vinyl stuff.

The Wife is a big Star Trek fan and she has a lot of signed photos and action figures and the like. Many of Trek Nerd friends have rooms filled with posters, toys, and all kinds of collectibles. Forbidden Planet sells stuff that The Wife and her friends would love. I used to be a huge comic fan and still have a strong interest in the films made from comics. London's Fobidden Planet caters to all sides of the market with comics and DVDs and the countless other items made popular by Star Wars.

There is also a nice section on Dr Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane-more Dr Who stuff than I would I ever want. But it is fun to look at. They have Plush Adipose-those cute little fellows made out of human fat. Lots of Dalek stuff, as well as all the other Dr Who villains. Dr Who does seem to spend a lot of time in London, saving it, mostly, most of the time.

A London must see for all the countless Sci Fi fans out there.

Forbidden Planet
179 Shaftesbury Ave
London
WC2H 8JR

Mon - Wed and Fri - Sat: 10:00 to 7:00
Thurs: 10:00 to 8:00
Sun: 12:00 to 6:00

2 comments:

Atun said...

One of the prime attributes of science fiction is that, at its best, the genre offers fans truly inspired and imaginative story elements. The motion picture Forbidden Planet is an outstanding example of that phenomenon, as it presents not only an engaging plot and amazing visual components, but also one of the most ingenious and memorable musical scores in cinematic history.
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Descartes said...

I love the movie Forbidden Planet as well. My favorite bit of business was Robbie The Robot-the best movie prop ever.