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Forbidden Planet - 15 Reviews - 840 Broadway, New York, NY - Video Rental Reviews - Phone (212) 473-1576

Forbidden Planet

840 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 473-1576
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Not only do they carry the manga series PRIEST, by Tokyo Pop but they also stock dolls, figurines and all kinds of collectible memorabilia! I love that I can call ahead and reser...


I don't read a lot of sci-fi. I've only gone in here a couple of times with my LOTR fanatic friends. The place always struck me as very high- the ceiling is higher than most oth...

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forbidden planet 4/8/2006

I don't read a lot of sci-fi. I've only gone in here a couple of times with my LOTR fanatic friends. The place always struck me as very high- the ceiling is higher than most other stores. The people who work here are dorks (I say that as a compliment). I have picked up several Calvin and Hobbes here; they have a decent selection of comic books. And of course, action figures. more

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Planet Weird 3/27/2006

Welcome to the wacky world of the Forbidden Planet. If you're expecting some kind of weird sexual shop that caters to the freaky sneaky minded your plum out of luck. This store is more kitchy and manga than kitten and mango(hey you try rhymning something with Manga!). Good place to buy comic books and action figurines and video games. more

Great Place to find that rare Comic 12/30/2005

Forbidden Planet has it all. This place has a great selection for all your comic book needs and or you r toy needs. This place has a huge inventory of back issues as well as all the recent stuff. They have been around forever and not much has changed about them. The selection is very thorough and if you don't see what you want I'm sure they can point you in the right direction on how to get it, if they don't get it for you. Nice staff, very knowledgeable. recommend Forbidden Planet to any one looking for a comic book store with it all. more

Earth to Ork! 10/30/2005

Smack dab in the East Village and only a few blocks away from Strands book store is Forbidden planet. Home to kitchy knick knacks, pop culture items and the weirdest self published zines and books you will find anywhere. It is literally another planet. It's fun to browse and you won't find many of the items in most stores. more

cool hangout for the alternative indoor kids 10/26/2005

ok, so clearly you have to love either comic books, dungeons and dragons, pewter figurines, or any number of other role playing or card based games - but if you do, this is a really great place to indulge all those desires. this place has the most extensive comics - um.. graphic novels - collection that i've ever seen, and a whole upstairs devoted to tournaments of magic or pokemon or whatever card game the kids are into these days. love this place! more

Awesome shop 8/21/2005

Forbidden Planet is the coolest comic book/toy shop in New York City. Not only do they have a large variety of comic books, but they also possess the greatest selection of action figures ranging from Spawn to Major League Baseball players! Everyone who works there is cool too unlike other comic book shops with snobby workers! more

great location to pick up new comics 8/20/2005

Forbidden Planet is a great store in a great location near Union Square. They have got a huge selection of new comics, graphic novels, and toys (mostly action figure types). It is a fun store jam-packed with product. The workers there are not the most helpful and I have never had an employee actually approach me to see if they could help. But it is a convenient location and a great place to pick up new comics. They have a limited selection of back issues as well. more

new stuff, no old stuff 8/19/2005

Here at the Forbidden planet, they have all of the latest comics, but none of the back issues, or not any that I was looking for. They have a huge inventory of collectible figurines that are nice and pretty reasonably priced. I'd definitely go in and check them out. They also sell video games as well so you can get the latest releases for your playstation, gamecube, and xbox as well. I'd go in and check the place out. It's not a terribly big store, but it's convenient enough on broadway. more

Like a kid in a candy store 8/16/2005

One of my favourite stores in the city, also a place where my wallet fears entering. You'll find current comics and often great past treasures. The staff is very helpful and they are big comic geeks. It can get extremely crowded at times, but it's still always worth the trip. They also sell figurines, and video games. more

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Great selection, not just for comic die-hards 8/15/2005

Forbidden Planet has a really nice selection of comic books, art books, movie toys and merchandise, action figures, t-shirts and more. The fleet of cute nerds behind the counters know their stuff and can help you find what you're looking for. While I was in art school, I used to go several times a month and stock up on the old cheap comics that they sell for a quarter in the back, for use in my various homework projects. FP is a lot of fun, and everyone is welcome, from the nerd on a mission to the casual browser. Great location in Union Square makes it a perfect place to wander in and out of while waiting for a movie or dinner reservations. more

Great Place for Comic Book Lovers! 8/10/2005

This place is great. It has everything relating to comics and animae. They even have t-shirts and figurines. The staff there are very knowledgable and helpful. The selection of titles are huge from Marvel to Japanese anime. The only problem with the store is that it can get extremely crowded, especially on the weekends. more

Geek out 8/5/2005

Huge store with lots of comics and sci-fi materials. I like all the miniatures, models, and action figures they carry based on famous comic and movie characters. They have a decent video games section. Was able to find some new video games here that I couldnt find at the chain electronic store. more

perfect place to geek out 8/5/2005

My reviews of comic stores/collectibles stores would never be complete without Forbidden Planet. Even you non-collectors must have heard of this one. It has a really great inventory and includes a lot of manga and other imports. It’s a little too kid-friendly for my tastes, but that should work in its favor for all the rest of you. It carries all the current books and has a good selection of back titles. It's probably your best choice for a one-stop shop. more

My husband's favorite place! 8/3/2005

Not only do they carry the manga series PRIEST, by Tokyo Pop but they also stock dolls, figurines and all kinds of collectible memorabilia! I love that I can call ahead and reserve a copy and how friendly and helpful their staff is. Their hours are convenient but they can get pretty crowded. I have a hell of a time finding parking but it is worth it! more

New Comics In The Village 7/9/2005

Tremendous selection of new comics, graphic novels, statues and some toys. The place is a little rushed and the staff isn't as polite as in some other stores but they do a pretty good job of getting the comics out. I don't think they are still connected to their sister store in London but I may be wrong about that. No back issues but some fairly obscure magazines. Worth a look when you are in the Village. more
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