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Forbidden Planet

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: 840 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003-4823
Phone Number:
+1 212-473-1576
09:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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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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Great place to find gaming gift

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon S
Greenwood, Indiana
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Greenwood, Indiana
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

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.

Thank Sharon S
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23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right next to Strand Bookstore, this shop is a paradise for comics lovers. Although a little bit lacking previous issues, you can still find most of the latest issues. Most importantly, they have much wider collections of toys, vinyl figures, Dorbz and Funko Pops than Midtown Comics. This place is worthy of visit.

Thank Yoon Yeong C
Lexington, Kentucky
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998 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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
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
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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

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