ThinkGeek.com will shut, changed as a piece of GameStop – TechCrunch

Unhappy information for anybody who loves geek merchandise and top-notch jokes: "ThinkGeek.com, a 20-year-old on-line retailer recognized for promoting devices and extra geek-centric units than you may insert in a TARDIS, go in it.

In accordance with an FAQ positioned on the high of its website, ThinkGeek isn’t "shutting down", it should simply not proceed as the positioning we all know now, however stays because the shadow of its previously a piece of GameStop (which acquired ThinkGeek in 2015 for $ 140 million).

says the FAQ:

On July 2, 2019, ThinkGeek.com will transfer in with our dad or mum firm GameStop. After this transfer, you’ll be able to select from a number of distinctive objects traditionally discovered on ThinkGeek.com through a ThinkGeek part on GameStop

The phrase "organized" is sort of essential, as it’s merely not potential for 2 GameStop cabinets to have the ability to cowl the vary of fandoms lined by ThinkGeek.com. From Marvel to Star Wars, to Potter and Tolkien, he lined numerous bases (followers) without delay.

ThinkGeek.com is – or, I suppose, a kind of shops, that it was enjoyable to discover; At any time when I used to be there, I inevitably misplaced the notion of time shifting from one class to a different, usually throwing a bank card for a Star Wars shirt or an Aperture Science pint glass that I shouldn’t have. I most likely didn’t want it. Hope this sense of "Oooh, take a look at this! And that! And that! "Will stay in all sections that seem on the GameStop web site.

The corporate additionally states that the 40 stand-alone ThinkGeek retail shops in america will stay open.

This information comes after a couple of consecutive gross sales to 75% of all liquidation merchandise, and it now appears that they’ve canceled issues 50% off the complete website to empty the warehouses.

Maybe most significantly we’ll miss the gags of ThinkGeek's April Idiot's Day. On a day when many corporations wrestle a bit of an excessive amount of to make us chuckle, ThinkGeek has all the time appeared to do issues proper. They might have sprinkled their website with faux lists of merchandise in opposition to which individuals might fall. Issues like …

The Fortnite R / C Fight Bus:

Or Admiral Ackbar singing the bass:

Or the completely sensible sleeping bag Tauntaun (a gag so well-liked that it ended up being manufactured and bought by a time):

Alas.

ThinkGeek says it should nonetheless settle for return requests for orders positioned earlier than June 13 and that every one ThinkGeek Present Playing cards you personal might be accepted into GameStop's on-line and real-world places.

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