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Forbidden Planet - 7 Reviews - 840 Broadway Ste 1, New York, NY - Used Bookstores Reviews - Phone (212) 475-6161

Forbidden Planet

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840 Broadway Ste 1
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(212) 475-6161
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Forbidden Planet - New York, NY
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Best

Awesome place the prices are great (i dunno who b****ed about the prices in the comments below but I shop at a few other places as well and i've always found this place to be way ...

Worst

Nice assortment of comics and graphic novels. Well sized action figure collection. But what really makes this place stand out is the staff. If you like being jugded as you enter t...

The Comic Spot 5/10/2011

Forbidden Planet is a pretty good spot for your favorite comics. Its never really too crowded and the staff is helpful if I am unable to find what I am looking for right away. Occasionally I'll get caught up like most customers and indulge in some comics before I decide to purchase. But unlike most retail locations an associate manages to walk over and remind us that we're not in Borders lol. This isn't really the spot if your looking for any good classics either (limited supply). But at least they have really good collection of current title. more

Forbidden Planet is great 4/18/2011

Awesome place the prices are great (i dunno who b****ed about the prices in the comments below but I shop at a few other places as well and i've always found this place to be way cheaper + the staff is friendly ans always know what they're talking about. Simone approved dude. ; ) more

Avoid this place, worst prices in New York! 6/23/2008

I would never recommend this place. They have the worst prices on collectables and action figures in the entire city, let alone anywhere else in the region. They also have the worst return policy i have ever come in contact with. Even on merchandise purchased that same day in unopened boxes they will not give refunds on credit cards. Maybe that would be acceptable if they price matched but of course they dont! Do yourself a favor and walk a few blocks over to St Marks's comic's or any of the other shops anywhere else... Pros: Large Selection Cons: Awful prices, horrible customer service more

The store display looks really nice... 10/23/2007

... but it's kinda crowded inside. They make good use with the space they have, but I wish there were some more labels on the shelves other than ""By alphabetical order"". All of Frank Miller, Alan Moore, and Neil Gaiman's works are collected on separate shelves, though. Still, it's the kind of store you want to comb front and back before you leave. Pros: Ambience Cons: Prices aren't that great... more

Great place for newbies 4/14/2006

I'm just starting to get into the world of comics and was admittedly a little worried that I would feel like a total philistine walking into a place like this with nary a clue, but I was really pleasantly surprised. The staff was super helpful and very friendly- I don't understand how the other reviewers had a bad experience with them. I told them I had no idea what I was doing and asked their opinions on a title I picked up (All Star Superman- turns out it rocks) and they were more than happy to help me out & give me some recommendations, even though the place was really busy at the time. I will definitely be back! Pros: good selection, knowledgeable staff more

Good but not great... 8/25/2003

A little unorganized and ""crowded"" for the space they have. Seem to have a good selection of toys and comics but wouldn't say great(considering their rep & how long they've been around). Once I hunted down the staff for help, they were friendly but no one went out of their way until then. Would have liked to see more independant titles but did find some rare action figures so I came out a happy camper! Pros: Ambiance, Great toys, Upper level for games Cons: Crowded store, Mainstream titles, Come-hither staff more

Geek rage 6/13/2003

Nice assortment of comics and graphic novels. Well sized action figure collection. But what really makes this place stand out is the staff. If you like being jugded as you enter the store and being put down by ""hip and trendy"" gen-xers, well my friends this is the place for you. Where else can you go and find a place where the local high school geek squad can find a level playing field and knock you down a peg. But hey they know their comics right? Right. And in the end thats all that really matters *cough* not *cough*. Pros: wide selection Cons: to "cool" staff, to "knowitall" staff, did imenton the staff more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Shields up and full dork ahead. No matter if you're a cool jock or a downtown hipster, everyone turns into a gibbering fanboy within minutes of entering these premises, so just...

  • 8/14/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Tues: 10am-10pm Wed: 9am-12am Thurs-Sat: 10am-12am
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Greenwich Village
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