Geek pop up store

My Star Wars obsession has hit new levels thanks to the Central City Comics Pop Up Store

Star Wars is out tomorrow and the geek in me CANNOT. WAIT. But I was forced to. I actually got invited to the media screening earlier this week but Player 2 made it abundantly clear that my tendency to word vomit spoilers in excitement would not be tolerated. I agreed to thus wait it out till we could go see it together. In the interim though I’ve been feeding my Star Wars obsession with ALL. THE. THINGS. First off there are some wicked rad Pop Figurines that have launched in South Africa. I’ve shared an adorable one of Chewbacca and Porg on my Instagram:

There are also these rad Philips Star Wars Shavers that have been released (ideal if you need a gift for the male significant other in your life):

Philips Star Wars Shaver

But my best find was over the weekend when I popped in to Fourways Mall to try hunt down a Christmas tree. It won’t only feed your Star Wars obsession but every other geek obsession you might have. It is the Central City Comics Pop Up Store.

Geek pop up store

Geek pop up store

The store is filled with incredible geek merch that you’ll love. My favourite thing about it is the layout: each of your favourite fandoms has the merch displayed together which makes it so easy to find exactly what you want and not miss the good stuff. I spent a good few rands on various Christmas gifts and had to stop myself from blowing more money on Wonder Woman goodies. I’m still regretting that decision by the way.


Geek pop up store

Geek pop up store

Central City Comics is one of the largest retailers of super hero and pop culture merch in South Africa. I’ve never been to their main store that is just off Marlboro Drive, so the pop up store was really exciting for me. They have so much great stuff on offer and you’ll spend a considerable amount of time browsing the rad goodies on offer. The store focuses more on merchandise like funky clothes, Pop Figures and other awesome items rather than comics and figurines (even though they do have a range of figurines). I’m more of a merch girl so this was right up my alley.


Geek pop up store

Geek pop up store

The Pop Up Store at Fourways Mall will be there until the 31st of December so if you’re in Johannesburg I really suggest making a stop there and feeding your geek obsession. The Star Wars section is conveniently situated right near the counter so head there first!

Geek pop up store


And now, to celebrate the awesomeness of Central City Comics AND Star Wars, the awesome crew has given me this rad Star Wars hamper to give away. Take a look at how rad this is:

Geek pop up store

If you want to win it is pretty easy. I’ve outlined the entry requirements in the Gleam widget and you’ll need to use it to enter. But it is pretty simple, make sure you go like the Central City Comics Facebook page and then comment on this blog post telling me what you’re most excited to see in the new Star Wars movie. I’ll choose a winner next week and you’ll get that awesome hamper that consists of the BB8 Mug, amazing poster (frame that if you win, seriously, it will look sick as artwork in your house!), the “I Am Your Father” Tumbler, Star Wars keyring and X Wing Plushie. I’m actually super jealous right now and trying to figure out how I enter my own competition. Hmmm….. Good luck!

Central City Comics Star Wars Hamper



  • Reply Domnique Eliza Zeiler December 14, 2017 at 09:41

    I am most excited to see what Rey does with the force and who the heck are her parents?!

  • Reply Andrea December 14, 2017 at 09:46

    I am stoked for star wars! Hamper win or no.

  • Reply MARYKE CIOROVICH December 14, 2017 at 09:55

    Rey and Kylo Ren’s psychic connection! Should be pretty cool! 🙂

  • Reply Elmarie December 14, 2017 at 10:06

    I in love with Star Wars and cannot wait for the new movie to be release. I will have to wait even longer to watch the dvd because we do not have an cinema in town. This hamper will make my waiting period better

  • Reply Gillian Hattingh December 14, 2017 at 10:21

    This is such an awesome prize, would love to win it! Also does Central City Comics have a Castiel Funko POP?? I need one for my tree

  • Reply Tyron Armstrong December 14, 2017 at 10:27

    I love Star Wars it is one of my all time favourite fandoms. I mean, lightsabers let’s just be honest here those are legit! I want to see Luke Skywalker and how he trains Rey. I am excited to see Rey learn how to use the force. I want to see how they reveal more about Supreme leader Snoke. I want to see what the heck the Porg is all about. All together I am just excited to see more Star Wars!

  • Reply Desire Combrinck December 14, 2017 at 10:32

    the strong bonds that develop between characters, and the way those bonds show who each individual really are, then theres the psychic connection between Rey and Kylo even though they are far away. Then is the rebel army still led by General Leia Organa? Or what about Snokes identity? Will he turn out to be a Sith Lord? Or something else entirely? So much to look forward to cant wait….

  • Reply Desire Combrinck December 14, 2017 at 10:41

    the strong bonds that develop between characters, and Where does one begin? Ummmm… the psychic connection between Rey and Kylo even though they are far away. Who is Rey’s parents is she Luke Skywalkers daughter will there be more if Darth Vader? Then is the rebel army still led by General Leia Organa? Or what about Snokes identity? Will he turn out to be a Sith Lord? Or something else entirely? So much to look forward to i really cant wait literraly cant wait….eeeeeekkkkkkk

  • Reply Michelle Hercules December 14, 2017 at 12:23

    I want to see more force powers used,like throwing objects,crushing objects and if there will be more lightsaber action.

  • Reply Jaco Jakes Liebenberg December 14, 2017 at 12:36

    I want to see what all the fuss is about Luke Skywalker…

  • Reply Dionne December 14, 2017 at 12:41

    Oh i love this and if i share it with my husband he’ll forever love me

  • Reply Dionne December 14, 2017 at 12:44

    It depends, probably Ray and her parentage is what i want to see most

  • Reply Nichola Johnson December 14, 2017 at 13:49

    I cannot wait to see how the Force is used.
    My husband is a massive Star Wars fan. Would love to win this for him.

  • Reply Carla VD Westy (@carlieshell) December 14, 2017 at 14:15

    I am in a worse boat then you are! Since we were kids my brother and I watched Star Wars together! He lives in Aus and has made me promise to wait until he gets here on Xmas Eve so that we can watch the Last Jedi together! AAAaargh I just know that it will be impossible to go that long without reading spoilers 🙁 but I am most looking forward to finding out who is the Last Jedi! Rey or Luke! Also I want to see if Kylo regrets being a father-murdering jerk. And if Chewy is coping okay without Han!

  • Reply Gisela de Jager December 14, 2017 at 14:21

    Who really is the last Jedi, is it Luke Skywalker or are they misleading us……

  • Reply Roxanne Chutthergoon December 14, 2017 at 14:35

    I am excited to see the force unleashed.

  • Reply Nicholas Van Der Schyff December 14, 2017 at 14:40

    Finally lots of cool stuff under one roof!

  • Reply janinecmyk December 14, 2017 at 15:23

    that pop up shop looks dope.

  • Reply Mira Mothilal December 14, 2017 at 22:02

    I’m looking forward to Answering the many unanswered questions from the Force that Awakens. Kylo Ren is my favourite, so dark and a little 😜 crazy.

  • Reply Brett Paikin December 15, 2017 at 08:00

    Would be SUPER keen to win this,watched it last night and am very happy to say that I loved it,was one of my favourite Star Wars movies of all time!

  • Reply Desiree Buchanan December 15, 2017 at 15:41

    I’m looking forward to finding out what Luke has been up to. I’m also grateful to be seeing Carrie Fisher on the big screen one last time. *sniff sniff*

  • Reply Andrea bester December 18, 2017 at 15:38

    Oh my gosh YES to this! lol

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