Dublin’s Best Geeky Spots: Forbidden Planet Deputy Games Editor Sam Cox praises Forbidden Planet for its broad range of geeky products that might make last minute Christmas shopping a little easier.

With Christmas just around the corner, knowing where to get that perfect Secret Santa gift can be more important than what to get. Whether you’re a loyal games and tech reader, or looking to pick up something up for said fans, Forbidden Planet is a good bet. Primarily focussed on graphic novels, the newly-refurbished shop on the quays provides an array of options for those into everything from superheroes to science fiction and action-figures to full-length novels. Forbidden Planet is also a haven for tabletop gaming, with an extensive section for board games and RPG’s downstairs.


The international chain — named after the 1956 Sci-Fi classic — can’t be praised enough for its range of merchandise. Maybe you prefer your Star Trek to your Star Wars, or Doctor Who is more up your street. Maybe some World of Warcraft merchandise is your poison of choice. No matter how you delight in things of fantasy and fiction, Forbidden Planet will do their best to cater to you. Even if it’s just an excuse to spend an hour oohing and aahing at models far out of your budget, their cheaper products fall into the perfect price range for those simple Kris Krindle gems and may end up tempting you into a few unexpected purchases.

Forbidden Planet Dublin can be found at 5-6 Crampton Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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