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#1 vodkawrestling

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

I'm going to be a brave pup and venture in tomorrow and have a good nosey around :)

Wish me luck!! Feel shy!

#2 ann+sara+emma+dani

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:08 PM

Good luck! I haven't ventured there yet, I keep meaning to!

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

And of course there's Plan B down the road!

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#4 vodkawrestling

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:37 PM

Thanks Ann. Not entirely sure what I'm after yet but it's about 20minute walk from work so lunch gives me a wee drop time there :)

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:57 PM

me and the wee man got a fantastic gears of war figure in there a couple weeks ago.

actually, that was forbidden planet up at the galleries im thinking of we were in.
so..scratch that.
oops.

is A1 the one near the 13th note?
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#6 vodkawrestling

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

Just up from it mate :) big yellow shop

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

Forbidden is my shop of prefrence for comic books and graphic novels.

A1 focuses more on figures, busts, toys & games so it just depends what your after.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

Just up from it mate :) big yellow shop


i know where u mean then.

i guess F.P. is just easier to get to for me up near the multi storey car park.

it begs the question though...if folks on the forum frequent Forbidden Planet the way we do...i wonder how many times we mightve all walkd by each other n not known it...
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

I ended up in FP vicinity. Asked the lad for some help and they all couldn't have been friendlier, more helpful or pleasant.

Dead chuffed :)
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:12 AM

nice.
i got the same when i went in with my nephew last week and he was after something Halo related that i knew nowt about.

the guy saw that i basically didnt have a clue and helped us pick out what the wee man was after and then stood and spoke to us about what he was into, it was cool.

glad you got over your fear of comic shops, VW :-)

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:00 AM

Most comic shops these days are brilliant - Staffed by enthusiasts who know their stuff, and are more than happy to help new folk out.
Sadly, there seems to be a wee time-hole to the 80s in the vicinity of at least one of the non-Glasgow shops... I've been collecting comics for the last 20 years, and I've never had as unfriendly an experience as I did in Edinburgh last week.
Hint : It wasn't Forbidden Planet!

Glasgow's definitely a Comic Book city - With a plethora of comic shops, large and small, and a load of world-class writers and artists hailing from and still living here, it's one of the things I really love about the place!
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:37 AM

great comic shop in old arcade stirling.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:27 AM

For anyone interested he pointed me in the direction of Civil War as a good starting point so I ploughed through that in under an hour.

£19 seems a lot for an hours entertainment so from what I hear once you know what titles you want to focus on, there are much cheaper online.

I hate taking cash away from an actual shop (especially one with such friendly, knowledgable, helpful staff) but when you are presented with the same thing at 40% of the price elsewhere it does make you question it.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

my dog legged it with my copy of Civil War and New Avengers.
it was a couple of the individual issues at 2 but still...

if he touches my Watchmen, he becomes an "outside" dog, i think...
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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

i know the comic shop you are on about film cell i think its called bannajaxx (hope i spelt the name right lol :) )it is a great shop and the man was really friendly,i bought the walking dead vol 1 and 100th issue plus a true blood comic for a good price :)i love forbbiden planet iam hoping to go there again soon,what street is A1 comics on ? :)
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Posted 01 June 2013 - 01:46 AM

i scored the Grant Morrison Batman Arkham: serious house on serious earth graphic novel at a boot sale on sunday past for £1!!!
id been wanting it for a while but FP / a1 (quite rightly) RRP-ed at £15 or so, which is fair enough, but $ like that is just beyond what i can usually afford unfortunately...

so i nearly puked when i looked at the guys table n there it was.
its an incredible read...and all the sweeter cos i got it so cheap...!!

a great find but a1 and forbidden planet are still my go-to guys for everything else "geek" tho.
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