FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Online retailer ThinkGeek, purveyor and creator of collectibles and geek-gear, will partner with new owner GameStop to open a new concept retail store focused entirely on collectibles this fall. The first store will open in the Florida Mall in Orlando, FL on September 25.
“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.
ThinkGeek and its parent company, Geeknet, were recently acquired by retailer GameStop, which has been expanding its collectibles product line in its stores worldwide.
ThinkGeek is the premier retailer for the global geek community. Since 1999, ThinkGeek has been creating a world where everyone can express and celebrate their inner geek, turn there interests into passions, and connect with one another. We are obsessed with creating and sharing unique and authentic experiences that stimulate our fans’ imaginations and fuel their geek core. We believe there is a geek in everyone and invite you to Join In. Geek Out. Learn more at ThinkGeek.com.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer.
GameStop operates more than 6,800 stores across 14 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includeswww.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication and the recently acquired Geeknet, Inc., parent company of ThinkGeek,www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac,www.simplymac.com, operates 72 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, http://springmobile.com, sells post-paid AT&T services and wireless products through its 590 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 69 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.