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Forbidden Planet

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: 840 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4823
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+1 212-473-1576
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Tue 09:00 - 22:00
Wed 08:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 00:00

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Comic Con all in one place

My son and I stopped into Forbidden Planet and were amazed at the selection. There was everything you could imagine, from cards to masks to models.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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939 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I stopped into Forbidden Planet and were amazed at the selection. There was everything you could imagine, from cards to masks to models.

Thank HI_McDunnough
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took time out to hunt down several comic book stores while in New York and Forbidden Planet was the first one we found. Decent selection of comics and collectables - i didn't leave empty handed!

1 Thank Chris N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I visited this geek heaven just before New Year's Eve and I loved it! The store has everything comic book/TV/movie collectible you can think of and patrons even go dressed up as their favourite characters for a normal night of shopping - I saw a few dedicated Game of Thrones fans on my visit! Tip: double check t-shirts sizes before... More 

Thank Fazielah W
Cape Coral, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Tons of movie and comic merchandise . Some comics . It reminded me of an independent owned FYE but smaller . Good for geeks and collectors .

Thank LisaV1213
Coral Springs, Florida
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I love the Forbidden Planet. They have everything you could want dealing with comics, fantasy or any type of collectible. The staff is so knowledgeable. They will also ship for you. The location is not in mid-town for the casual New York visitor. I suggest a taxi. We did get a little lost on the subway getting there, but this... More 

Thank DKatz21
Quezon City, Philippines
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Cool place to waste time. Find lots of fascinating pop merch like Star Wars, DC and Marvel comics, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, etc. Action figures, mugs, toys, pens, etc.

Thank Mas P
Jerusalem, Israel
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of interesting things like Star Wars and mtg things but everything priced high. My big issue was that they have no refund policy just store credit - so as tourists we bought, we regretted and we were stuffed. Spoke to the store manager who sorted us out - hence 3 stars not 1 - but having to beg for... More 

Thank bar_kochba
Parlin, New Jersey
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Just to inform you, this is not a branch of Forbidden Planet in UK. The gentleman got offended when I asked about it. This place has a great selection of Hot Toys, Walking Dead, Star Wars, DC, Marvel comics and toys.

1 Thank sanskrit88
Gothenburg, Sweden
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I went in with no target and went out with a BB-8 mug that is now my favourite mug ever. The size and the selection of items in this store is simply stunning. I am a huge fan of the Manga serie "Berserk" and in this store I had the chance to see (in real life and for the very... More 

Thank Irene S
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you love comic books, tv shows, and movies in general, this is a place you'll want to go, whenever in New York! Even if you don't plan on buying anything, you'll spend at least one hour looking at the wonderful things they have for sale!

Thank Diego K

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