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Where to get comics and other geeky items

Heroes store sign
Image Credit: Farnaz Gooya

Comic Con comes around once a year to offer so many geeky items: posters, comics, figurines, games and other merchandise. However, many geeks need to get their fix more than once a year. The following is a short list of stores that you’ll want to check out to fulfill your inner geek.

Game Cycle  972 Hamilton Rd. and 79 Wharncliffe Rd S.

For the movie and video game lover, this is the place to buy, sell and trade an array of used games and movies. The store also offers collectables and retro games, including Game Cube, Super Nintendo, Atari, Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis, just to name a few.

Grooves Records

236 Dundas St.

A local goldmine for anyone who loves records and CDs. Grooves offers used and new vinyl, and buys, sells, and trades records and CDs. It also hosts in-store performances for local musicians.

Heroes Comics

186 Dundas St.

Heroes Comics, as the name suggests, sells comics from well-known publishers like DC and Marvel and numerous indie publications. They sell single issue comics, compilations and graphic novels, as well as figurines, retro toys and card games like Magic: The Gathering. They also buy and sell many collectors comics, sports cards and so much more.

Neo Tokyo

787 Dundas St.

If you love anime and manga, Neo Tokyo will quickly become one of your favourite places in London. The store offers pretty much everything Japanese, including candy, manga, anime and other related merchandise.

Über Cool Stuff

122 Dundas St. and 123 Carling St.

Über Cool Stuff offers board games, card games, pop culture merchandise and other interesting products. They sell merchandise from franchises like Star Wars, Doctor Who and Pusheen.

Worlds Away

666 Dundas St.

Worlds Away specializes in Magic: The Gathering, Dr. Who, Star Trek, Star Wars and other science fiction and horror franchises. It sells comics, magazines, t-shirts, posters, action figures, model kits, toys, movies, role playing games, board games, card and gaming supplies and science fiction and fantasy paperbacks. The store hosts Magic: The Gathering tournaments every week, as well as other tournaments. Scheduling can be found in store or online.

Other Hot Spots

Some chains at CF Masonville Place to check out include:

  • Hot Topic
  • Spencers Gifts
  • Sunrise Records
  • EB Games