Long before I started immersing myself in the world of nerd, I was a fan of ThinkGeek. They have so many random and fun products, that it’s hard not to like them, regardless of your geek (or non-geek) affiliations. When I heard there was going to be a ThinkGeek brick and mortar store in Orlando, I knew I had to show up on opening day.
There’s A LOT of stuff packed into the store. Not bad packed, but it’s a smaller store than I was expecting and I was surprised with the variety and amount of stuff they had in there. Everything seemed to be broken up into its own section which made it easy to navigate the store.
I immediately had to check out the huge Pop! Vinyl wall. I couldn’t get the entirety of the wall in one photo. I’m probably missing about a quarter of it on each side. It was amazing to see so many Pop!s in one place and it took me a while to scan through and find the droid I was looking for – BB8.
There was a lot of great art on one wall. It was actually hard to even get a good look at any of it since so many people were looking.
There were a bunch of different building sets and games on display as well. I actually really appreciated this because so many times I want to buy something, but I want to see it first. Plus it’s a great way to get someone to buy something – I’ll admit there were many things I didn’t know I wanted until I saw them set up in the store.
While I haven’t read the books (that’s happening in a few weeks after I take my nursing test), I was so excited seeing all of the Harry Potter goodness. I really enjoyed the movies, but I know I can’t truly appreciate the depth of all of the goodness of HP until I delve into the novels. Seeing all of this stuff, especially the wands, made me feel so excited to know I’m finally going to read the books.
So here’s my loot. There was so much I wanted to get, but I had to limit myself to one thing for me and one for my son. I was so excited to FINALLY find the BB8 Pop! I’ve been looking all over for him and grabbed it as soon as it saw it on the wall. My son asked me that morning if we could make cookies after school, so when I saw the Star Wars cookie cutters I thought it was too perfect to not get for him.
Everyone got a free comic and we also got these cool pins to celebrate the new ThinkGeek brick and mortar store. I thought it was a nice way to say thanks to everyone for coming and purchasing. I can’t wait to see what other products they bring into the store and I’m sure I’ll be popping in there often to see new items. I love that I can now ThinkGeek IRL 🙂