Forbidden Planet International opens latest store, in Brighton

Opening day for Forbidden Planet International Brighton. Photo: Forbidden Planet International
Opening day for Forbidden Planet International Brighton. Photo: Forbidden Planet International

Forbidden Planet International has opened its latest store in the UK, in Brighton – with plenty of comic fans on hand to see it happen yesterday.

The grand opening event included cosplayers, as well as numerous fun activities, competitions and giveaways.

Forbidden Planet International is one the UK’s leading sellers of cult Movie, TV, Comics and Manga related merchandise, comics and books. Founded in 1976, the company currently runs 25 stores around the UK, all supplying collectibles to an, ever growing, group of fans, some of whom have shopped with us since they began their operations.

The company stocks a range of over 35,000 products sourced from around the globe, and their staff are all fans themselves, happy and willing to help and encourage you with the things you love.

“We continue to establish retail partnerships with some of the most important manufacturers in our field, with the likes of Funko, Bandai and Abysse,” says a spokesperson.

“We’re looking forward to being part of the Brighton community!”

• Forbidden Planet International is at 35 -36 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RE | FPI is online at | Follow Forbidden Planet Brighton on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Store Hours: Monday 9.00am – 6.00pm | Tuesday 9.00am – 6.00pm | Wednesday 9.00am – 6.00pm | Thursday 9.00am – 6.00pm | Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm | Saturday 9.00am – 6.00pm | Sunday 11.00am – 6.00pm

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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1 reply

  1. Hi John, this is excellent news, and in Brighton, too! FP is one of my favourite pop culture stores, and I always pay a visit whenever I’m in the UK. To think they began from very humble beginnings is a credit to their present day success story. I wrote an article some time back on The Vintage Toy Advertiser about their first ever shop, 23 Denmark Street, which opened in London in 1978. It features many print ads by Brian Bolland who was employed to illustrate their ads in comic books and sci-fi magazines of the day:
    Best, Ford

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