Forbidden Planet


Down by Leicester Square on Shaftesbury Avenue is the coolest store I’ve ever been in: Forbidden Planet. Yes, I know there’s one in NYC; I’m a big fan. And as much as I love everything in New York, this London Forbidden Planet has stolen my heart.

Oh, it’s got comic books. It’s got action figures and memorabilia and posters and Spike puppets from that Angel where Angel turns into a puppet. It’s got graphic novels and role playing games and manga and anime. BUT it’s also got DVDs from American TV shows. It’s got t-shirts and regular novels. And it’s got the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life: a stuffed Cthulhu doll dressed like Elvis. In case you missed what I just said, it’s got A STUFFED CTHULHU DOLL DRESSED LIKE ELVIS. This store is obviously the best place on earth. It’s geek shangra-la.

I have a feeling the Arrested Development season 2 box set I walked out with will the start of a beautiful (and heartbreakingly expensive) relationship.


~ by kellly333 on January 23, 2007.

3 Responses to “Forbidden Planet”

  1. Arrested Development is well worth the price, you will soooo enjoy. A wise investment!

  2. You have brought geekdom to a new level. Although I will admit that I trembled a little when you mentioned the Angel puppets.

  3. Angel (to Lorne): “I do not have Puppet-Cancer!”

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