Third Planet

★★★★☆
  • 3631 Pacific Coast Hwy

    Torrance, CA 90505

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  • 310-791-6227

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I just went into Third Planet for the first time in about 8 or maybe 9 years.... What happened?
The store is a mere shadow of it's former self; only a handful of comics or grahic novels and at most, maybe 4 gaming systems. Half of the store is physically empty with the exception of a few tables used for gaming.
I remember being able to spend upwards of 45 minutes or so just browsing the comics....today's visit lasted about 10 minutes.
I guess it gives people a place to
play, but for the most part you'd be better off going to Borders or BN for your comic or novel needs.
They haven't even bothered to update their website in quite a while either.

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★★★☆☆

I just went into Third Planet for the first time in about 8 or maybe 9 years.... What happened?
The store is a mere shadow of it's former self; only a handful of comics or grahic novels and at most, maybe 4 gaming systems. Half of the store is physically empty with the exception of a few tables used for gaming.
I remember being able to spend upwards of 45 minutes or so just browsing the comics....today's visit lasted about 10 minutes.
I guess it gives people a place to
play, but for the most part you'd be better off going to Borders or BN for your comic or novel needs.
They haven't even bothered to update their website in quite a while either.

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This is a great clean game store. Trust me, clean game stores are a rarity! Third Planet also have a great selection of Games Workshop stuff! They also have comics and a bunch of other cool stuff. They almost closed this year, but somehow they came back and I'm really excited!

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★★★★★

This is a great clean game store. Trust me, clean game stores are a rarity! Third Planet also have a great selection of Games Workshop stuff! They also have comics and a bunch of other cool stuff. They almost closed this year, but somehow they came back and I'm really excited!

Pros: Best game selection in South Bay

Cons: No freeway access

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I used to go to Third Planet back when it was on Sepulveda Blvd, and let me tell you that the quality of the store hasn't dropped over the years. As some other reviewers have mentioned, the store does tend to focus heavily on gaming--something I was never really in to. But the staff has always been friendly, and they do their best to get you the quality comics you need, offering a 10% discount when you order a certain number of comics (at least they did last time I checked). They'll occasionally have the back issues you need, and the place has a nice atmosphere.

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★★★★★

I used to go to Third Planet back when it was on Sepulveda Blvd, and let me tell you that the quality of the store hasn't dropped over the years. As some other reviewers have mentioned, the store does tend to focus heavily on gaming--something I was never really in to. But the staff has always been friendly, and they do their best to get you the quality comics you need, offering a 10% discount when you order a certain number of comics (at least they did last time I checked). They'll occasionally have the back issues you need, and the place has a nice atmosphere.

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This comic store has a good variety of comics. I like their anime selection and can usually find what I am looking for. They do have backissues usually onhand or can probably get them for you. They carry all the comics you can think of. The staff is friendly and will help you find whatever you came in there looking for. The prices are reasonable, not cheap, but regular prices.

4
★★★★☆

This comic store has a good variety of comics. I like their anime selection and can usually find what I am looking for. They do have backissues usually onhand or can probably get them for you. They carry all the comics you can think of. The staff is friendly and will help you find whatever you came in there looking for. The prices are reasonable, not cheap, but regular prices.

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I'm not the biggest comic lover but this place is fun to check out while you're over near Best Buy and have some time to kill. Just try not to get weirded out by the staff!

4
★★★★☆

I'm not the biggest comic lover but this place is fun to check out while you're over near Best Buy and have some time to kill. Just try not to get weirded out by the staff!

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Third Planet is a cool small comic store, which has a pretty interesting selection of comics, sure they have the normal marvel and dc, big name stuff, but they stock a lot of independent and up and coming comics. The trade paperback selection is pretty good, harkening back to what I previously stated. They dont seem to deal with back issues or old comics or anything like that, but its a good place to get your Wednesday-New-Comic Fix, they get all the major releases as well as some more obscure as well. This store does however have a HUGE gaming section, something I know little about, but it seems to take over the majority of the store, all that war hammer and what not. They also have tournaments and things of that nature. Often they will have sales, or special events, once they gave away free pizza and cheep comics, but they seem to be in touch with their costumers and the community. The parking is great; because it is located in a shopping plaza with electronics giant best buy, so you know the parking is ample. Some cool people work the counter as well and will help you out if youre not a nerd.

PROS: cool comic store, carry lots of indie comics as well as major.
CONS: if gaming offends you, this might not be the best place for you.

4
★★★★☆

Third Planet is a cool small comic store, which has a pretty interesting selection of comics, sure they have the normal marvel and dc, big name stuff, but they stock a lot of independent and up and coming comics. The trade paperback selection is pretty good, harkening back to what I previously stated. They dont seem to deal with back issues or old comics or anything like that, but its a good place to get your Wednesday-New-Comic Fix, they get all the major releases as well as some more obscure as well. This store does however have a HUGE gaming section, something I know little about, but it seems to take over the majority of the store, all that war hammer and what not. They also have tournaments and things of that nature. Often they will have sales, or special events, once they gave away free pizza and cheep comics, but they seem to be in touch with their costumers and the community. The parking is great; because it is located in a shopping plaza with electronics giant best buy, so you know the parking is ample. Some cool people work the counter as well and will help you out if youre not a nerd.

PROS: cool comic store, carry lots of indie comics as well as major.
CONS: if gaming offends you, this might not be the best place for you.

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