NY in July

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  1. akane_1984

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    Hi I'am going to NY in July with GF just wondering if any forum members have been there before and know of any good places to go for comic, memorabilia that I could bring back, statues, busts etc. . . . . .

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    hmm there are quite a few cool places I came across on my travels there.
    Theres a pretty good forbidden planet on the lower eastside, on the lower west side near grenwich there is a smart retro shop that sells all sorts of old toys and memorabilia.
    Most of the best places are on the lower end of NY but are really well hidden though. Theres a Kid Robot store and if you find that then your very close to a great tin tin store and an amazing rice pudding shop! If you do find kid robot ask them where the japanese toyshops are.
    One is mainly books and shirts with some toys. The other is awsome and had some of the best stuff ive ever seen. Even found some vintage action man sealed stuff in a bargain bin there.
    Sorry I cant give you addresses but hopefully you'll find your way:) Have a good time mate!
     
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    Also theres the massive Toys R Us in Times Square, always worth a visit for stuff the yanks get but we dont (special edition stuff etc) and its cheaper than the UK. Picked up some Star Wars figures there when I went a couple of years ago for about $1 each.
     
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    Yeah i found thhe Forbidden Planet store when i went last year nice selection of stuff in there. And the Toys R Us had a massive selection of Star Wars stuff i was like a kid in a candy store. And that massive T Rex is quite impressive as well, wouldn't mind that to LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    ..or the ferris wheel in the middle of the store! WOW:eek:
     
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    Yeah that too LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I just returned NYC. Midtown Comics, 200 W 40th St, has a vast selection of comics, and figures, I purchased a 18" Hellboy figure for $54.99 (around £28) which I saw over here for £75, so it's worth checking out if you've the time, also check out Best Buy, they have some nice exclusive box sets.
     
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    I have seen that Midtown Comics on the web, did a search, thanks for locations guys am looking to bring back some mini busts and maybe one or two premium figures/statues that would cost a fortune over here but maybe better price with dollar there. . . .
     
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    Have to agree the toys r us in times square was wicked I was play fighting my mate with toy light sabres and a security guard came over. We thought we were in trouble he reached into his jacket pulled out his own light saber and flicked the end out and said "prepare to meet your destiny":rotfl:

    Have a good trip:)
     
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    ha-ha cool.
     
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    any other general places of interest in NY worth going to see comic or non comic related lol I am trying to see if the gf will go on NBC studio tour!
     
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    If you want to sweeten her up book a meal in The View restaurant in Times square its a glass revolving one she will love it and its not that expensive either:)
     
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    I am going with a mate in August and would be interested in what you guys recommend. We will definately be finding movie locations (has anyone done the tour?) and finding all the cool toy shops. Also taking a trip down to teh Secret Stash and Quick Stop in Red Bank New Jersey :D
     
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    Just went and googled it looks like an amazing place. Will have to take her there if I am to be pulling her from comic store to comic store the rest of the time LOL
     
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    If its the one me and the wife went to its in the Marriot hotel, top floor.
     

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