ThinkGeek’s online presence is being merged into GameStop. But their bricks and mortar stores will remain.
For twenty years ThinkGeek.com has grown to become a cornerstone of geek culture. The online retailer has long been the go-to for nerds craving collectables and apparel based on their favourite fandom.
Whatever your fandom, ThinkGeek has something for you. Snorlax beanbag? You got it. Star Trek Enterprise pizza slice? No problem. From tiny trinkets to apparel and gadgets, ThinkGeek has the lot. But not for long.
New broke last week that the site will cease to be from July 2nd. The decision has been made to merge ThinkGeek.com into GameStop.com, albeit with a smaller, more focused offering.
ThinkGeek’s forty stores will continue to trade
Only their online operation is effected by this decision with all forty of ThinkGeek’s physical stores set to remain open as usual. This does mean that from the 2nd of July customer’s online accounts can no longer be accessed and ‘Geek Points’ (the brand’s loyalty scheme) must be redeemed by June 30th.
Whilst it makes sense for GameStop to streamline their wider operations, the closure of ThinkGeek.com does feel like a loss for the geek community.
There is a 50% site-wide moving sale, but act quickly, items are selling out fast. Find out more at thinkgeek.com.
GameStop acquired ThinkGeek in 2015 having identified growth in the collectables market. With an emphasis on a broader offering from their bricks and mortar stores the brand thrived. Soon shoppers were able to find items in-store that had previously only been available online.