Guide to comic/sci-fi shops in the Midlands

Discussion in 'Midlands and Wales' started by timbolton, Aug 16, 2006.

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  1. timbolton Force Ghost

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    Mar 14, 2003
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    It's not an exhaustive list, nor can I personally verify if all these shops are still going, but I hope this helps.

    MIDLANDS

  2. Close Encounters

  3. 59 Midland Road, Bedford MK10 1PW
    Mon-Fri 10-6; Sat 9-6; Sun 11-5 (imp, back, gn, merch, video, DVDs, action figures, t-shirts, trading cards)
    01234 270777

  4. Comic Culture

  5. The Mall, 257-259 High Street, Lincoln LN2 1HX
    Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9-5 (imp, back, gn, tpbk, STO, prl)
    01522 546611

  6. Comic Legends

  7. The Antiques Centre, 60 Ely Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LN
    Phone: 01789 263349

  8. Forbidden Planet

  9. 31 Cross Cheaping, Coventry CV1 1HF
    Mon-Wed 9.30-6; Thurs 9.30-7; Fri-Sat 9.30-6 (imp, back, STO, ind, u/g, RPG, CCG, merch, film/TV)
    024 76229672

  10. Forbidden Planet Superstore

  11. 38 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LA
    Mon-Sat 9.30-5.30 (Thurs-Fri to 6) (imp, back, gn, STO, ind, RPG, CCG, merch, books, games, mags, kits, toys, videos)
    0121 236 3026

  12. FPI Derby

  13. 1/2 The Corn Exchange, Albert Street, Derby DE1 2DS
    Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30; Sat 9-5.30; Sun 12-4 (imp, back, STO, ind, RPG, merch, rock/film TV memorabilia, video games)
    01332 206606

  14. FPI Hanley

  15. 52 Stafford Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1JB
    Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30; Sat 9-5.30; Sun 12-4 (imp, back, STO, s-p, ind, u/g, RPG, merch, rock memorabilia, alchemy metalware)
    01782 279294 fax: 202381

  16. FPI Leicester

  17. 23 Silver Street, Leicester LE1 5EU
    Mon-Fri 10-5.30; Sat 9-5.30; Sun 12-4 (imp, back, STO, ind, u/g, RPG, merch, foreign, alchemy metalware, rock memorabilia)
    0116 2515266

  18. FPI Nottingham

  19. 19-23 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DA
    Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30; Sat 9-5.30; Sun 12-4 (imp, back, STO, s-p, ind, u/g, RPG, merch, foreign, rock memorabilia, alchemy metalware)
    01159 484122

  20. FPI Wolverhampton

  21. 23 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3NP
    Mon-Fri 10-5.30; Sat 9-5.30; Sun 12-4 (imp, back, STO, s-p, ind, u/g, RPG, merch, rock memorabilia, alchemy metalware)
    01902 717440

  22. Ground Zero

  23. 9 Toothill Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1NJ
    Mon-Sat 9-5 (imp, back, STO, prl, CCG, merch, toys)
    01623 622017


    • Magic Labyrinth
      2-4 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 3JA
      Not sure of opening times (imp, back, STO, action figures)
      0116 2518178
      e-mail: magiclabyrinth@ntlworld.com
      E-Bay Shop: Magic Labyrinth
      Amazon: Ladymoonlight50


    • Nostalgia & Comics (FPI)

    • 14-16 Smallbrook, Queensway, Birmingham
      Mon-Thurs 9.15-5.45; Fri-Sat 9.15-6 (imp, back, STO, s-p, ind, u/g, merch)
      0121 643 0143

    • Page 45

    • 9 Market Street, Nottingham NG1 6HY
      Mon-Sat 9-6. (imp, back, gn, STO, s-p, ind, u/g, merch, manga)
      0115 950 8045

    • Phoenix Comix

    • 29 Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE
      Mon-Sat 9.30-5 (imp, back, STO, ind, merch, RPG, CCG, action figures)
      01604 602311

    • Travelling Man

    • c/o Gamestation, 1st Floor, 6 East Street, Derby DE1
      Mon-Sat 9-5 (imp, back, gn, tpbk, STO, prl, RPG, CCG, merch, action figures, fantasy books, film/TV)
      0115 950 9231

    • Travelling Man

    • c/o Gamestation, 1st Floor, 16 Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL
      Mon-Sat 9.30-5.30 (imp, back, STO, ind, RPG, CCG, merch, action figures, miniatures)
      0115 950 9231

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      Please add below to this list and I'll update the first post, and if there are any you know above that are not trading anymore, please post that information below too. Thanks.
  24. Jairen Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 1, 2000
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    Not sure Norwich is Midlands :p More East Anglia!

    Here's another one, far superior to FPI in Leicester for both comics and books.



    • Magic Labyrinth
      2-4 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 3JA
      Not sure of opening times (imp, back, STO, action figures)
      0116 2518178
      e-mail: magiclabyrinth@ntlworld.com
      E-Bay Shop: Magic Labyrinth
      Amazon: Ladymoonlight50

  25. timbolton Force Ghost

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    Ta Phill, added "Magic Labyrinth" and deleted the one that sneaked in, that list (along with the rest of the UK areas I have posted today) was from a trade website, not sure if it still exists tbh.
  26. Yaddle_wisewoman Jedi Knight

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    Aug 7, 2006
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    Theres one here in Stratford upon Avon. It's kinda small and secret but keeps on going strong.

    Comic Legends:
    The Antiques Centre,
    60 Ely Street,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon,
    Warwickshire. CV37 6LN
    Phone: 01789 263349

    I have no idea of how to use your initials system but they do a wide genre range of comics, posters, toys and other props.
  27. HunkyEvil Jedi Knight

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    Feb 27, 2006
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    I can vouch for this shop not being a bad stop.. And so can Phill. KOTOR #2 ;)
  28. timbolton Force Ghost

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    Mar 14, 2003
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    Added it in Emma, thanks :D
    And the Southport shop has provided him with Legacy #1 Chris (though no #2 there) ;) :D
    Oh, looks like there is a delay with Legacy #3, possibly early September, think Jan needed a little more time art-wise. Phill, I'll be sending Legacy #1 tomorrow, apologies for the delay but I haven't been out of the house this week till today when I had a job centre visit. I'll go via the post office tomorrow on my way to Liverpool.
  29. Jairen Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 1, 2000
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    No worries Tim, it's all good. If anyone's missing some comics let me know, I'll keep an eye out in Magic Labyrinth as well. He does do back issues etc, so can be useful.
  30. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    Jun 15, 2005
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    if anybody wants me to every look for something in stratford just ask!!
  31. timbolton Force Ghost

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    If you can find and have a picture taken with a blind, irate, one legged, kilt wearing Hobbit from the Took side going by the name of Fosco Gamgee, I'll be a happy man :D

    You can generate your own Hobbit name btw here
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