Leading online collectibles retailer to open first location in
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 2, 2015--
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.
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“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 includes www.gamestop.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.
General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the
company’s corporate website. Follow @GameStop
on Twitter and find GameStop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GameStop.
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Source: GameStop Corp. and ThinkGeek
GameStop – Public Relations