Geeks around Orlando, Florida are going to get a great shopping experience as ThinkGeek opens its first retail store in the Florida Mall on September 25.
ThinkGeek is best known as an online store where geeks that are passionate about specific shows, characters and genres can find a large assortment of collectibles, many of them unique and made exclusively for ThinkGeek. ThinkGeek was purchased by GameStop recently and this new store shows that while the collectibles section inside of GameStop stores has been noticeably expanding over the last 2 years, ThinkGeek has enough of a reputation and following to be able to have their own store, and not just a section.
“The opening of our first brick and mortar store is a significant milestone for the brand and a great example of how the GameStop acquisition is a win for our customers,” said Katy McCarthy, president of ThinkGeek. “While people know us today as an online retailer, the GameStop connection will bring vastly more visibility to the brand and our ever expanding selection of exclusive products.”
“GameStop is committed to delivering a great customer experience in the collectibles market and this store is unlike anything that currently exists today,” said Mike Buskey, executive vice president and president of U.S. stores at GameStop. “We are combining the power of the ThinkGeek brand with the retail expertise of GameStop to deliver a new store concept that will amaze and appeal to a broad range of customers from collectors to pop culture fans.”
Each location has been designed with a modern, bright, open floor plan and will feature a wide assortment of geek-inspired collectibles, gadgets, apparel and other unique licensed products from some of the most admired pop culture brands like STAR WARS, Game of Thrones, Nintendo, Marvel, Minecraft and many others.
ThinkGeek began in 1999 with a group of friends who saw a hole in the marketplace: merchandise that related to and celebrated their geeky passions. Now in its 16th year of business, the brand is known for creating and sharing unique and authentic product experiences that appeal to hardcore collectors and pop culture fandoms.