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August 31st, 2018 29 comments

Forbidden Planet International Stop Online Sales

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Forbidden Planet International (co.uk) have announced that their website will alter to an information only site from midnight 7th September 2018 which means they are effectively ceasing on-line trading.


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29 comments

  • Anonymous

    September 1st, 2018 - 9:12am

    What are the postage costs for fpi? Thanks 🙂

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  • Kevin

    September 1st, 2018 - 6:49am

    This is very sad news as they’ll loose lots of business & we’ll probably be told they are in administration before long, the Internet is the reason so many bricks & mortar businesses can’t compete today so this is a step backward & I fear will spell their downfall. 🙁

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  • Anonymous

    August 31st, 2018 - 4:57pm

    Oh!

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  • Sean Bassett

    August 31st, 2018 - 4:24pm

    Not surprised. Their prices are often too high, and therefore I can’t imagine who they think can actually afford to purchase their item.

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    • booboo

      August 31st, 2018 - 4:29pm

      Pop wise they were way cheaper than anyone else as the post was free up to a while ago and even now just £1.

      we all have to look forward to paying a lot more now if we can even get them

  • mick

    August 31st, 2018 - 3:52pm

    usually in this day and age you shut the shops down and go mail order only. all seems very strange they must be losing loads of sales through not doing mail order anymore. the nearest shop to me is Sheffield and it isn’t very good. im still waiting on an order a place a week ago to be sent off but they have always been slow at doing anything.

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  • The Outcast

    August 31st, 2018 - 11:49am

    Bugger. How am I meant to get any Doctor Who figures and merch now? Australia is awful with getting things, the Seven20 Sonic and CO 10″ 13th Doctor doll figure aren’t due over here until January 2019.

    I only hope the other Forbidden Planet site (the .com one) will get whatever new Doctor Who figures come out, cause otherwise those of us outside the UK are doomed.

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    • The Myrka

      August 31st, 2018 - 1:20pm

      I do agree that us Australians aren’t getting enought.

    • booboo

      August 31st, 2018 - 1:22pm

      another things that’s changed, Australia used to get many things first

    • The Outcast

      August 31st, 2018 - 2:31pm

      The days of me walking into an ABC shop and finding the War Doctor figure a few days before it’s release have long gone sadly.

    • The Who Shop

      August 31st, 2018 - 3:10pm

      We’re still here!

    • Anonymous

      August 31st, 2018 - 5:08pm

      @The Who Shop: But will you be selling the new Pops?

  • Anonymous

    August 31st, 2018 - 10:59am

    Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face! I use to use them a lot, but the only thing I’ve bought from them over the last couple of years has been the Dr Who Pops. Hope someone else take’s these on?

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  • Moodbeam

    August 31st, 2018 - 10:16am

    This is a bit worrying for the international Pops HOWEVER I have seen both the First Doctor and Amy Pond in a local store near me so it seems that they do get distributed to regular stores too. I’ll have to nip in and ask if they’ll be getting Thirteen and if so if they’re able to save me one. Hopefully someone else steps up to the plate for online sales. Still, it seems an incredibly odd decision to stop online trading whilst keeping physical stores open. Normally goes the other way.

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    • booboo

      August 31st, 2018 - 10:24am

      Seems odd to me a flagship London store wont be getting a major piece of 13th Doctor Merchandise.

      Many Many people don’t live anywhere near a store that’s likely to carry this kind of stock so a (good) online presence is vital for sales

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    August 31st, 2018 - 9:43am

    Was this the site that had sales of 5″ figure box sets every so often or was it the other one?

    I bought the Drashig Pertwee set one time.

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    • booboo

      August 31st, 2018 - 9:47am

      the other one sold that and a few others for £9.99 i think, long gone now

      Was really hoping they could pick up the Pop business.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      August 31st, 2018 - 9:59am

      Thank you.

      It always seemed odd having two such similar sites.

    • booboo

      August 31st, 2018 - 10:03am

      I believe it was 2 brothers who owned as a whole originally then wanted to split.

  • Anonymous

    August 31st, 2018 - 9:27am

    How will this work out for you booboo, because you use affiliates with them don’t you?

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    • booboo

      August 31st, 2018 - 9:34am

      to be honest apart from the odd pop now and then they have hardly done anything Doctor Who wise since the UT split.

      Half the sonic orders seem to have got cancelled as well because of lack of stock.

      My main concern is accessibility of pops for all concerned this was big business via FPi

      Trying to find out what’s happening with the 13th SDCC pop

    • Boodleoo

      September 3rd, 2018 - 9:20am

      Pop in a box are alright for pops. Supposedly they take a long time to ship for preorders and they’re run by zaavi. The 13th doc apparently some people are saying the pop released at sdcc wont be widely released and the jacketless one will instead. I highly doubt that but we’ll see. Also there’s still FP.com and smaller retailers.

  • Anonymous

    August 31st, 2018 - 9:02am

    Interesting. Am I right in thinking that despite the name, there is no longer a commercial link with the other FP (which I think is owned by Titans). Hopefully that FP is still safe.

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    • booboo

      August 31st, 2018 - 9:19am

      no connection now, they spit years ago, just been told they (FP.COM) were not able to source the 13th Doctor SDCC Pop so goodness knows what will happen now

    • J45ON96

      August 31st, 2018 - 9:39am

      I wonder if Zavvi might pick it up. I’ve seen certain exclusives appear on there from time-to-time.

  • MickeySmith07

    August 31st, 2018 - 8:40am

    This is worrying as all the exclusive Pops are usually listed here just hope other places pick more up!

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    • booboo

      August 31st, 2018 - 8:46am

      they were supposed to get the 13th Doctor SDCC pop, trying to find out if another retailer has been lined up

  • Michael

    August 31st, 2018 - 8:20am

    How is a brand going to survive without online sales in this day and age? Is it this FP that ended up with the Dr Who exclusives alone in the end?

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    • booboo

      August 31st, 2018 - 8:23am

      yes, but they were tied in with underground toys then so big changes have been going on

      their on-line pop business was massive so a huge dent there

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