Atlanta Geek Shopping

ATLANTA FANDOM — SHOPS & STORES

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* * * Last Updated: 2.13.2015 * * *

LEGEND – EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS

AF = Action Figures
ANI = Animation, Cartoons
^_^ = Anime
BK = Books
BR = Blu-Ray
CB = Comic Books
CD = Compact Discs (Music, Soundtracks, Audio Drama/Audiobooks)
COL = Collectible, Shopping (and “merch” is short for “merchandise”)
CON = Convention
COS = Cosplay/Costuming
DIN = Dining/Restaurant
DIS = Disney
DVD = DVD
EX = Exhibit/Museum
FA = Fantasy
FAM = Family-friendly event
GM = Gaming (all non-videogame Card, Board, Strategy, Etc.)
HO = Horror
HOB = Hobby (model kits, etc)
JOE = G.I. Joe
KO = Knock-off toys
LV = Live Entertainment
MAT = For “Mature Audiences” only
MG = Manga
MV = Movies, Film
RETRO = Anything older than 1990, according to hipsters and Millenials, apparently.
SH = Superheroes
SF = Sci-Fi, Science Fiction
ST = Star Trek
STMPK = Steampunk
SW = Star Wars
TF = Transformers
TPB = Trade Paperbacks (comics and graphic novels)
VG = Videogames

IMPORTANT: If you’re planning to visit any of the stores listed below, please call in advance to confirm that they are still open and ask for their business hours as well.

Note: Seibertron.com has a handy search feature which allows you to find stores within a 100-mile radius of any given zip code. This includes retail stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart and etc. (which are excluded from the following list).

Stores listed as “closed” will remain on the list for an indefinite period after confirmation of closing, just in case they happen to reopen/relocate.

2ND & CHARLES
+ CB, DVD, BR, BK, DIS, SH, VG, ANI, ^_^, MG, RETRO
Web: http://2ndandcharles.com/locations/ + Facebook (Kennesaw) + Facebook (Athens) + Facebook (Augusta)
Location: Stores in Kennesaw, Athens, and Augusta.
Details: New and used movies, video games, vinyl records, CDs, books, and merch.

ALLY’S ATTIC
+ COL, ANI, CB, BK, DVD, TF, SH, RETRO
Website: http://www.allysattic.com/
Location: Hwy 124 in Lawrenceville next to Goodwill; and Hwy 78 in Snellville, GA
Details: Consignment store specializing in antiques, collectibles, knickknacks and bric-a-brak but you’ll also find booths with vintage toys and comics for sale.

ANIME REMIX
+ COL, COS, ^_^, ANI, MG
Website: http://Anime-Remix.com/
Details: Former Duluth and Buford locations, but currently operates exclusively as an online store (which happens to have a Buford mailing address). They usually have a booth at Anime Weekend Atlanta.

ANIME-ZING ESCAPE
+ COL, ANI, ^_^, MG, VG, DVD
Website: http://www.anime-zingescape.com/
Location: 1082 Jonesboro Rd. McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 770-914-8282
Business Hours: Mon – Fri 12-8pm; Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 1pm-6pm
Details: Still haven’t had a chance to visit this one (it’s on the south side of Atlanta), but I’ve heard positive reports.

ANOMALY ACCESSORIES
Web: http://www.etsy.com/shop/anomalyaccessories
+ Facebook Page
Details: Athens-based artist Jessi Roman designs hand-crafted jewelry “inspired by geek culture.” (FYI: Felicia Day is a fan.)

A TOUCH OF MAGIC: Costumes by Creatively Tink
+ COS
Website: http://www.atouchofmagiccostumes.com/
Details: Atlanta-based costume/cosplay creator specializing in “custom-made creations individually designed to meet your costuming and cosplay needs.”

BILLY’S TOYS AND COMICS, LLC.
+ AF, ANI, COL, SH, CB, SF, ST, SW, TPB, RETRO
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Billys-Toys-and-Comics-LLC/223798710994234
Location: 3569 Atlanta HWY, Flowery Branch, GA
Phone: 770.533.9533
Business Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10a – 7p
Details: Have not visited store yet, but photos show this store is OVERFLOWING with genre collectibles and comics.
[Contributed by Jason Martin]

BIZARRO WUXTRY
+ COL, CD, ^_^, ANI, CB, MG, SH, RETRO
Website: http://bizarrowuxtry.blogspot.com/
Location: 225 College Avenue in downtown Athens, GA
Phone: 706-353-7938
Details: Anime Weekend Atlanta chariman Dave Merrill says of this store: “While not exclusively an anime store, has a lot of manga, high and low-end Japanese toys, and there’s always something new and crazy, or old and crazy, to marvel at. Highly recommended.” And upstairs is the parent company, WUXTRY RECORDS.
[Contributed by Dave Merrill via AWA-CON.com]

THE BOOK NOOK
+ BK, CB, MG, DVD, SF, FA, AF, COL, CD
Website: Not available
Location: Stores in Decatur, Marietta and Lilburn.
Details: Although they specialize in used books, it’s their selection of pre-owned CDs and DVDs that I visit this store for. Lots of pre-owned manga and vintage comics too. And depending on the day, you might find vintage toys for sale or just a random box of action figures. Their selection of used SF and Fantasy books are good values as well.

Since they don’t have a website, here are the store addresses:

+ 3073 North Druid Hills Rd.
Decatur, GA
(404) 633.1328

+ 1547 Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA
(770) 578.0604

+ 4664 Lawrenceville Hwy NW
Lilburn, GA
(770) 564.9462

BOOKSTAND OF NE GA
+ BK, CD, DVD, SF, HO, FA
Website: http://bookstandofnega.com/
Location: 337 Pottery Factory Dr. Commerce, GA (in Commerce Crossing Shopping Center)
Phone: 706-335-BOOK (2665)
Details: Good values on used books, audio dramas and pre-owned DVDs with a good selection too. Also offers better-than-average trade-in store credit and cash back for trades.

BRASELTON ANTIQUE MALL
+ COL, CB, ANI, SH, AF, TF, SW, ST, DIS, JOE, RETRO
Website: http://www.braseltonantiquemall.com/
Location: 5134 Highway 53 Braselton, GA
Phone: (706) 654-3693
Details: A few of the vendors (particularly Spidee’s Comics & Toys) in this mall sell vintage toys, comics and related memorabilia and collectibles. As of May 2010, they were offering a special 30% off select merchandise and I was told the sale will continue throughout the summer.

BUNJEE’S COMICS
+ CB, GM, COL, SH, AF
Website: http://bunjeescomics.com/
+ Facebook
Location: 2 stores in Griffin and McDonough, GA
+ 1414 Highway 16 West
Griffin, GA 30223
Phone: (770) 412-6723
Business Hours: Tues – Sat 11 AM – 7 PM

+ 569 Jonesboro Road
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: (678) 565-4886
Business Hours: Tues – Sat 11 AM – 7 PM; Sun: 1PM – 6PM

CD WAREHOUSE
+ CD, MV, DVD, BR, VG, ANI, ^_^
Website: http://www.cdwarehouse.com/
Location: Stores in Atlanta (x2), Buford [closed in 2014], Duluth, Lawrenceville [closed in 2012], Marietta (x2), Roswell (visit website for address/phone).
Details: Offers lots of pre-owned “genre” DVD and Blu-Ray titles and box sets for well below retail, and current/newer releases as well. Prices may be negotiable depending on how long a title has been in stock. They’ve also considerably expanded their stock of Blu-Ray titles and vinyl records, and they have a section of used and new video game titles for XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PS3, and PS4. They offer a perpetual 3 for $9 sale on select DVD titles, with a ton of movies to choose from.

– * CLOSED * CLASSIC COMICS
Location: 11235 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA
+ Other previous location: 1860 Piedmont Avenue NE #A – Atlanta, GA
Phone: (770) 753-9400 [Roswell]; (404) 892-4442 [Atlanta]

Details: As of 8.26.2009, confirmed closed per “Vengecore” via TFW2005.com.

– * CLOSED * CLOUD CITY COLLECTIBLES, INC.
Website: http://www.cloudcity.com/
Location: 5964 Peachtree Corners East, Suite G, Norcross, GA.
Phone: (678) 405-7868
OR
Location: Ste J, 3145 Gateway Dr, Norcross
Phone: (678) 291-9242

Details: As of 8.26.2009, possibly relocated to Cochrane, WI, and their website and ebay store are still available. Both store contact numbers have been disconnected; attempt to call phone number listed on website went unanswered.

COMICS PLUS
+ CB, GM, TF, SH, HOB
Website: http://www.comicsplus.net/
Location: 4650 Forsyth Rd. Macon, GA – in the Kroger shopping center
Phone: (478) 477-5550
Details: Comic and hobby store with in-store gaming tournaments every Friday and Saturday.
[Contributed by “Octavius Prime” via TFW2005.com]

COMPUTER ARENA / US GAMING ARENA
+ VG
Website: http://www.usgamingarena.com/
Location: 10895 Alpharetta Hwy. Roswell, GA
Phone: 770-910-7951
Business Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 7pm
Details: Sells new and used computers, videogame consoles and accessories, and offers PC/Mac tech service. Details on gaming available under “Events & Venues.”

DAVE’S COMICS & COLLECTIBLES (formerly Yikes! Comics)
+ AF, CB, SH
Website: davescomicsshop.com not yet available
Location: 107 Rainbow Way – Fayetteville, GA
Phone: (770) 716-9171
Business Hours: Mon-Sat 12-6pm
Details: Still have not visited this store, but I spoke with the owner on 8.26.09 and he said he didn’t have much back issues stock currently, but that they have “lots of action figures” for sale.

DISCOVER MILLS MALL *
[* See entry for SUGARLOAF MILLS MALL below.]

THE DRAGON’S HORDE
+ COL, CB, ^_^, ANI, GM, AF
Website: http://www.thedragonshorde.com/
Location: 5615 Memorial Dr. Stone Mountain, GA.
Phone: (404) 298-1188
Business Hours: Mon 12-8, Tues closed, Wed-Thurs 12-8, Fri-Sat12-10p
Details: Comics and gaming store that hosts weekly card game events, especially on Fri-Sat nights where they may stay open until midnight. The Atlanime fan club regularly meets here (listed under Fan Clubs & Meetup Groups).

EDDIE’S TRICK SHOP
+ COS, COL, SH, AF, BK
Website: http://www.eddiestrickshop.com/
Duluth Location: 3675 Satellite Blvd. Suite #700 Duluth, GA
Phone: 770-814-9700
Business Hours: Tue – Sat: 10am-6pm
Marietta Location: 70 S. Park Square Marietta, GA
Phone: 770-428-4314
Business Hours: Mon-Thur: 10am-7pm; Fri & Sat: 10am-6pm; Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Details: Great shop for costume rental and purchase with a wide variety of costume accessories and theatrical make-up. Lots of magic “stuff”, puppets, books and videos, and various novelties and gift items.

GALACTIC QUEST
+ COL, CB, ^_^, ANI, AF, TF, SH, LV, GM
Website: http://www.galacticquest.com/
Lawrenceville Location: 481 West Pike Street, Suite 200B Lawrenceville, GA
Phone: (770) 339-3001
Business Hours: Mon – Sat 11-7
Buford Location: 4264 Sudderth Rd. Suite C – Buford, GA
Phone number: (770) 614-4804
Business Hours: Mon – Sat 11-7
Details: Comics, collectibles and gaming store with some anime merch too. Also occasionally hosts live events.

GAMESTOP
+ VG
NOTE: We do not support GameStop for personal reasons and encourage others to shop at Play N Trade, Video Game Trader, or other local video game stores instead. However, if you’d like to find their Atlanta-area locations, check their website: http://www.gamestop.com/StoreLocator.aspx

GWINNETT PLACE MALL
Website: http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=205
Location: 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd. Duluth, GA
Business Hours: Mon to Sat 10:00am – 9:00pm; Sun: 12-pm
Details: Fandom-related shops here:
+ Character Box: Anime/Animation/Cartoon/Pop Culture merch. Similar to Lydia’s Artbox @ Discover Mills Mall, but less product.
+ Hot Topic: Always has animation/cartoon-related apparel and merch in stock as well as other product with geek appeal.
+ Spencer Gifts [Closed permanently in January 2015]: Gift/novelty store with animation/cartoon/pop culture merch of interest to geekdom.
+ Lethal Action: The Japanese anime and live-action DVD titles sold by this vendor are suspiciously bootleg-looking.
+ Untitled Toy Vendor: Probably owned by the same person who has the “All For Kids” booth at Discover Mills Mall, selling knock-off Transformers and Anime product.

HOBBYTOWN USA
+ HOB, COL, ^_^, ANI, TF, JOE, ST, SW
Website: http://www.hobbytown.com/StoreLocator/
+ http://www.hobbytownduluth.com/ [Duluth, GA]
Location: Stores in Augusta, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumming, Duluth and Kennesaw (see website link above for addresses).
Details: Haven for hobbyists, even if the product is a little pricey. You’ll find model kits and related product for Star Wars, Star Trek, Gundam, Macross, G.I. Joe and etc. Also hosts monthly store events and crafty workshops.

HOUSE OF ANIME
+ ^_^, ANI, MG, COL
Website: http://www.houseofanime.com/
Details: HoA has a warehouse storage facility in Duluth, GA but they are now exclusively an online store and not open to the general public except for internet orders with appointment in advance. However, they usually have a booth at Anime Weekend Atlanta.

J & J FLEA MARKET
+ COL, CB, AF, TF, ANI, DIS
Website: http://www.jandjfleamarket.com/
Location: 11661 Hwy 441 North – Athens, GA
Details: Depending on the weekend, you might find some good deals on vintage toys, comics and collectibles. One of the first buildings you come to after parking (has some Spanish word on the front of it — I think it’s for one of the food vendors) has a dealer who’s there regularly has a whole booth full of vintage toys. The booth owner says he’s there every weekend unless he’s doing a show/convention. If you can’t find him, ask at the office where Michael Harrell’s toy booth is–on his business card he calls himself a “Hot Wheels Collector.”

THE JUNKMAN’S DAUGHTER
+ COL, AF, COS, SH, CB
Website: http://www.myspace.com/junkmansdaughteratlanta
+ Facebook: The Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother (Athens, GA)
Location: Two locations in Atlanta and Athens:
+ 464 Moreland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30307 (Little Five Points area)
+ 458 East Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601
Details: This shop is always an adventure to visit. It’s full of novelty gifts, collectibles and costume/costume accessories. I still haven’t visited the Athens store, but I highly recommend the one in Little Five Points.

KOMIX CASTLE INC.
Location: 2026 S Milledge Ave – Athens, GA.
Phone: (706) 549-1533

LYDIA’S ARTBOX
+ ^_^, ANI, COL, TF, SH
Website: Simon.com
Location: Inside Discover Mills Mall in Lawrenceville, GA, next to the Sears Outlet Store
5900 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 205 Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: (678) 847-6309
Business Hours: 10:00am – 9:00pm (Mon-Sat), 12:00pm – 6:00pm (Sun).
Details: Anime/Cartoon/Pop Culture store whose product is generally a little overpriced. However, their staff is friendly and helpful and I have discovered they are willing to give discounts on items that have been in the store for a while.

THE MALL OF GEORGIA
+ COL, DIN, DIS, SH, MV, DIN, ANI, ^_^, MG, CB, VG, DVD, BR
Website: http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=208
Location: 3333 Buford Dr. Buford, GA – off I-85 North, Exit 112
Details: Largest shopping mall in Atlanta, and some specialty stores may be of interest to the fandom:
+ Borders Books & Music Cafe: Comics and Manga, SF/FA fiction, and genre merch.
+ Disney Store
+ Hot Topic
+ Spencer Gifts
+ GameStop
There’s also lots of restaurants in the area, and nearby stores like MovieStop, CD Warehouse, Best Buy and Toys R Us, and of course the Regal Cinema 20 & IMAX 3D Theater.

MAX VIDEO GAMES
[Formerly PLAY N TRADE: WOODSTOCK, as of September 2014]
Web: https://www.facebook.com/playntradewoodstock
Location: 6424 Bells Ferry Rd Suite 124 – Woodstock, Georgia
Phone: (770) 924-9300
Details: New and used video games, consoles, accessories, including vintage/retro gaming goodness. Very gamer-friendly store and staff, and regularly host gaming tournaments.

MOVIESTOP
+ MV, DVD, BR, ^_^, ANI, SF, HOR, FA, SH
Website: http://moviestop.com/
+ http://www.facebook.com/MovieStop – posts current sales and upcoming in-store events
+ http://moviestopkiosk.com/ has a list of rental kiosk locations (like Redbox) mostly around the Atlanta area. [Free rental codes: FREE5X7, FACECOL]
Locations: GA stores in Augusta, Buford, Columbus, Cumming, Duluth, Marietta, Macon, and Savannah.
Details: Although this is a GameStop spin-off company, it is separately run. I no longer do trades here though — like GameStop, their trade values for anything DVD are awful. They have a huge anime selection and lots of pre-owned DVD and Blu-Ray product at discount prices off retail. Every Saturday Kids/Family DVDs are buy 2 get 1 free. The Buford store has a featured Anime wall section with pre-owned titles under $4.

– * CLOSED * N2 MOVIES AND GAMES
+ VG, DVD, ^_^, ANI, TF
Website: http://www.n2online.net/
Location: Both their Lawrenceville and Social Circle locations have closed. Previous known addresses:
+ 3320 Sugarloaf Pkwy #130 Lawrenceville, GA
Phone: (770) 963-6367
+ 213 Partee Dr. Social Circle, GA
Phone: (770) 464-9993, 9975

Details: Both the Lawrenceville and Social Circle stores closed in 2010, and now appears to operate only as an online store.

ODIN’S COMICS / ODIN’S COSMIC BOOKSHELF
+ CB, SH, AF, ^_^, ANI, TF, COL, MG
Website: http://www.odinscomics.com/
+ Facebook
Location: Stores in Lilburn and Snellville:
+ 937 Killian Hill Rd. NW, Lilburn, GA
(off Five Forks Trickum)
Phone: (770) 923-0123
+ 2100 Fountain Square Suite C, Snellville, GA
(Hwy 78 at McGee Rd)
Phone: (770) 413-0123
Details: Lilburn store moved in April 2010 and reopened just a few miles up the street on Killian Hill Dr. towards Stone Mountain, GA. At the Lilburn store: lots of action figures and new and back ish comics, genre magazines, TPBs and graphic novels. Some anime product and sometimes has TF-related merch (like Diamond Select TF statues and TF comics).

OXFORD COMICS & GAMES
+ CB, COL, AF, SH, ^_^, ANI, TF, MV, DVD, BR
Website: oxfordcomics.com temp offline
Location: 2855 Piedmont Rd NE Atlanta (Buckhead area).
Phone: (404) 233-8682
Details: Mostly comics and action figures, but does have Anime and Transformers merch if you look around for it. Also rents and sells Anime DVD and Blu-Ray.

PENDERGRASS FLEA MARKET
+ COL, CB, AF, SH, ANI, TF
Website: http://www.pendflea.com/
Location: 5641 US Hwy 129 N Pendergrass, GA
Phone: (866) 234-3532
Off I-85 North Exit 137, coming out of Atlanta towards Greenville, SC
Business Hours: Year-round Saturday and Sunday 9-5.
Details: A few vendors here sell vintage toys, comics and collectibles. I rarely visit any more because it’s gotten way too overcrowded. But depending on the weekend, you might just find something cool and a good deal as well. I should also add that Rerun Videos (listed below) here is worth visiting for DVD/BR collectors and gamers.

PICA PICA
+ ^_^, ANI, MG, COL
Website: http://www.simon.com/mall/tenantdetail.aspx?id=1241&tid=56222&cid=245
Location: Lawrenceville, GA @ Discover Mills Mall (see above), Section G, Suite 501
Details: As the title suggests, it’s an anime shop. And for TF fans, I don’t think you’ll find any Takara imports here; however, if you’re into mecha you might find some Robotech, Macross, Mazinger and Gundam stuff here.

PLAY N TRADE
+ VG, RETRO
Web: http://tucker.store.playntrade.com/ + Facebook
Location: Tucker, GA
**NOTE: At one time PNT had nearly a dozen stores in the Atlanta area. 4 stores closed between 2010-11, and 3 more folded between 2012-2014. The Woodstock store was acquired by “MAX Video Games” and relocated to a new (nearby) location in September 2014 [See the entry for “MAX Video Games” above.] Only the Tucker store remains open.
Details: New and used video games, consoles, accessories, including vintage/retro gaming goodness. Very gamer-friendly store and staff, and regularly host gaming tournaments.

PSI / PUBLSIHER SERVICES, INC.
+ GM, BK
Website: http://www.pubservinc.com/
Location: 3095 Kingston Court – Norcross, GA
Phone: 877.578.4774
Details: Publishing/distribution/marketing company specializing in board/card/tabletop gaming. Also offers consulting services for creators looking to get their gaming/print products made and available to retailers.

THE RAVEN’S NEST: GAMES & COMICS
+ GM, CB, COL
Website: Facebook Page
Location: 688 Whitlock Ave NW, Ste. 4 Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: 678-637-8000
Details: Gaming and comics shop hosting regular gaming tournaments. The Marietta RPG group meets here as well.

RERUN VIDEOS
+ DVD, BR, VG, ANI, ^_^, MV
Website: http://www.rerunvideos.com/
Location: Pendergrass Flea Market (see above listing).
Details: Great values on used DVD and videogames as well as VG consoles and accessories.

RETRO ROCKETS
+ SF, CB, BK, AF, CD, HO, HOB, MV
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retro-Rockets/231275956957703
Location: 700 Holcomb Bridge Rd. #100 Roswell, GA
Inside City Antiques Market in Roswell, just off 400.
Details: “Retro-futuristic oasis…specializing in vintage sci-fi, horror, and pulp collectibles, books, toys, and rock and pop records, mid-century modern furnishings and accessories.”
[Submitted by Anthony Taylor]

RICHARD’S VARIETY STORE
Web: http://www.richardsvarietystore.com/
+ Facebook + Yelp
Location: Stores in Midtown and Buckhead (see website for addresses).
Details: [Description from website] “We’re known for having the everything from classic toys, books, a large selection of greeting cards to an impressive collection of kitchen supplies, antique furniture, and party supplies. Our aim is to have something for everyone.”

SHOWCASE COLLECTIBLE & COMICS
Location: 2381 John Glenn Dr. Atlanta, GA

SPIDEE’S COMICS & TOYS
+ CB, SH, AF, ANI, SW, ST, JOE, TF
Location: 5134 Hwy 53 Braselton, GA
Details: Owner moved his store into a small booth space at Braselton Antique Mall (listed above) and currently displays barely a third of the product he used to stock. However, he does have some good deals on vintage toys, action figures, collectible cars and comics — especially stuff from Star Wars, Star Trek and G.I. Joe.

SUGARLOAF MILLS MALL
[Formerly DISCOVER MILLS MALL]
+ COL, BK, ^_^, ANI, DIS, DIN, DVD, BR, MV, LV, MG
Website: http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=1241
Location: 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway – Lawrenceville, GA
Business Hours: Sun 12-6pm; Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm
Details: Shops you might want to check out here:
+ Books-A-Million: Lots of Manga and Transformers TPBs, and overpriced collectibles.
+ Lydia’s ArtBox: Lots of misc. anime and animation/cartoon merch.
+ Goldeagle Airsoft Battlefield: Shoot people with pellets! Inside a mall!
+ KTunes World: Toys and games.
+ Ross Dress for Less: Besides apparel, there’s sometimes good deals here on discount collectibles and games.
+ Orient City: Appropriately named, it’s full of Asian culture and related product (for Anime fans interested in Japanese culture).
+ Pica Pica: If the title doesn’t tell you this is an anime store, you don’t know your anime.
+ Sanrio: All things cute and pink and Hello Kitty-like.
+ Dave & Buster’s: See listing under “Events & Venues.”
+ FYE Music and Movies: Sometimes has good discount and clearance deals on new/used DVD, Blu-Ray and collectibles.
+ El Drusso Magic House: Rather light on inventory, but if you’re into magic tricks it’s an interesting shop. Also sells costumes and accessories.
+ Spencer Gifts: There’s usually genre merch for “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Marvel/DC superheroes, Muppets, Family Guy and nostalgic toons (Betty Boop, GI Joe, Transformers, etc).
+ Disney Store: This location is promoted as an “outlet store” although the actual clearance product accounts for maybe 20% of available merch. However, there are some good deals to be found if you like anything Disney-related, and they’re constantly doing special sales on graphic tees. [This store closed in 2014.]
+ Slingshot Speedway: Indoor toy car track racing — it’s like NASCAR with motorized Hot Wheels.
+ LEGO Outlet Store: For an “outlet” store it still seems overpriced, but LEGOs tend to be pricey anyway. I still like visiting occasionally just to see what’s new. This location hosts 3-4 “Lego Club” events per month.
+ Medieval Times: See listing under “Events & Venues.”
+ AMC Theater
+ Two vendors on the concourse area — Lethal Action (DVDs) and All For Kids (toys) — continue to sell bootleg Anime and Transformers products… despite that mall mgmt has been notified of it several times.

TITAN GAMES & COMICS
+ GM, CB, COL, SH, ^_^, ANI, AF, MG, TF
Website: http://www.titangamesandcomics.com/
Locations: Duluth, Smyrna, Hapeville and Woodstock (see website for addresses/phone).
Details: Specializes in gaming accessories, comics, genre magazines, action figures and related geek collectibles.

THE TOWER GAME CENTER
+ GM, CB, COL, ANI, TF
Website: http://www.thetowergamecenter.com/
Location: 145 Satellite Blvd, Suite A, Suwanee, GA
Phone: 770-904-3000
Details: Board/card gaming store hosting weekly events and tournaments.

TOYS R US
+ COL, ^_^, ANI, TF, AF, SH, DIS, DVD, BR, VG
Website: http://www.toysrusinc.com/tstorelocator
Locations: Nearly a dozen Atlanta-area stores: Bogart, Buford, Duluth, Lithonia, Alpharetta, Tucker, Dunwoody, Atlanta, Morrow and Kennesaw.
Details: Although their prices trend slightly above retail, it’s still a toy collector’s paradise. And when they feature special sales and finally mark older items on clearance, you can find some good deals here.

TYCHE’S GAMES & ATHENA ANIME
+ GM, ^_^, ANI, COL
Website: http://www.tychesgames.com/
Location: 1056 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA
Phone: 706-354-4500
Details: None available for this location, but is recommended by local anime fans.

VIDEODROME
+ DVD, BR, VHS
Web: http://www.videodromeatl.com/ + Facebook + Yelp
Location: 617 N Highland Ave NE – Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: (404) 885-1117
Details: Indie video rental shop, still going strong despite all odds.

VIDEO GAME TRADER (aka J2GAMES.COM)
+ VG, DVD, BR, RETRO
Web: http://videogametrader.com/ + Facebook + Twitter + Yelp
Location: 1328 Buford Hwy Suite 116 – Buford, Georgia
Phone: (770) 271-0112
Details: Buy/Sell/Trade for new and used video games, DVDs, toys, props/replicas. Offers daily competitive gaming as well as weekly and monthly tournaments.

WABA GAMES
+ VG, MV, COL, DVD, BR
Website: http://www.wabagame.com/
Location: 3585 Peachtree Industrial Blvd – Suite 128 – Duluth, GA
Phone: 678-417-9222
Business Hours: Sun – Thurs 2pm – 12am; Fri – Sat 2pm – 3am
Details: Buy/Sell/Trade for new and used video games, DVDs, toys, props/replicas. Offers daily competitive gaming as well as weekly and monthly tournaments.
[Contributed by “videomaster21XX” via AWA-CON.com]

[Reported as closed 3.25.12 by “baka.”]

– THE WASTELAND GAMING
+ GM
Web: + http://www.thewastelandgaming.com/ Facebook + Yelp
Location: 3700 Satellite Boulevard, Suite 7B – Duluth, Georgia
Phone: (770) 921-5511
Details: Gaming store (card, tabletop, board) hosting weekly tournaments and events.

WINDER’S UNIVERSAL FLEA MARKET
+ COL, AF, CB
Location: 186 West May St. Winder, GA — located behind “The Universal Game Room.”
Business Hours: Open Thurs/Fri 9AM-7PM; Sat/Sun 9AM-5PM
Phone: (678) 414-5929
Details: Kind of a “hole in the wall” as far as flea markets go, but you might just find some vintage toys and comics here.

A WORLD OF HEROES – Comics & Games
+ CB, TPB, GM, COL, AF, SH, ANI, ^_^, SW, ST, TF
Web: Facebook Page; Facebook Group
Location: 2464 Winder Hwy, Suite J1 Dacula, GA
Phone: 678-373-3723
Business Hours: Tues – Thurs: 12-9pm; Fri – Sat: 12-10pm
Details: [Full review here.] Deals primarily in comics and gaming as well as subscriptions and special orders through Previews. Hosts weekly gaming events (details via Facebook group). Fred Clayton, the co-owner is a nice guy and was very helpful for me. I’ll definitely be doing future business with him.

YIKES! TOYS AND COMICS!
Details: Store now called DAVE’S COMICS (see above listing).

And here’s a couple resources for further browsing on comic stores in Georgia (although many of the listings are outdated):

ComicBookStores.us – GA Comic Book Stores

The Master List of Comic Book and Trading Card Stores in Georgia

List compiled by Craig “Voiceroy” Crumpton

Special thanks to the many TFW2005.com members who have offered updates and contributions since this list was first created in 2006.

And credit is also due to Ken Arromdee for his Atlanta, GA Anime/Manga Shopping Guide (no longer updated as of 2003). And for some semi-interesting history on fandom in Georgia, check the 1997 Southern Fandom Confederation Handbook & History.

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2 thoughts on “Atlanta Geek Shopping

  1. You may want to consider adding Great Escape Comics and Games in Marietta. They’ve been there since the early 90’s and are still open. Mostly comics but its a great store and is the best geek store for miles around in that area

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