The Pang Man Is Back In The Freezer!
This Time Our Main Man Takes A Look At Forbidden Planet And All Its Video Games Related Wares......
Let's See What The Pang Man Has To Say,
"During my uni days, I would often have a spare hour or two between lectures. So with a bit of time to kill, what did I do, study? Nah, of course not! Instead, I would often pop down to one of my favourite stores in Central London, Forbidden Planet
The thing I loved about Forbidden Planet was that they had a bit of everything for the cult/fantasy/sci-fi/ enthusiast, from movie posters and books, to cult magazines and comics.
Now you may be wondering, what does this have to do with the wonderful world of video gaming?
Well, I vaguely remembered that the store sold a decent selection of gaming related merchandise.
So to check that my memories weren’t playing tricks on me, I went to revisit Forbidden Planet yesterday to see what goodies they had in stock.
Luckily I’m pleased to announce that the branch I visited (179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR) didn’t disappoint!
They had some pretty random items, such as these soft toys from the gaming app Dumb Ways to Die!
As well as a Pain Elemental from the game Doom.
For Portal fans, we had a Companion Cube….
…as well as some larger models for more affluent consumer…
Some apparel for the Zelda fans…
Assassin’s Creed figurines
And some large scale models from Mass Effect ..
I really should have purchased this foam Minecraft sword, but knowing me, I would have broken it pretty quickly!
For the Mario enthusiasts we have some Super Mario Key chains.
Probably the biggest surprise was the amount of game related Board Games available.
For example there was a BioShock Infinite board game as well as….
a Batman Arkham City board game! I’m not sure if they are any good, but I would love to find out.
Who wouldn’t rather play these over Christmas, instead of Monopoly for the millionth time!?
For fans of Beat em ups, there were some cool collectibles from Street fighter IV and Tekken…
So that’s it from my end. Sadly my phone ran out of battery before I could take any more photos, but besides the above, there were a few bits and bobs from Sonic the Hedgehog as well.
Overall it was a pleasant trip down memory lane and I would definitely recommend a visit to Forbidden Planet, if you want to pick up a gift for a game loving family member (or for yourself).
Even for the non gamer there is quite a lot to see, for example the downstairs floor is dedicated to books, dvds and comics (including manga), so there is something for everyone really.
Anyway as always thanks for listening!"PangMan