8Bit Planet – Bristol, UK
8Bit Planet is a new store that has opened in Bristol, England. They focus on retro game collectibles and merchandise, many of which are exclusively imported from Asia.
Their Bristol store sells a range of collectible items from a variety of game and animation series, such as plush toys, keyrings, gaming accessories, vinyl records and limited editions. One unique range of products is their collection of Gloomy bears; many of which are unique to Japanese arcade machines.
Additionally, 8Bit are seeking to become a community hub for Bristol’s gaming fans. The second half of the building has been dedicated to a number of retro consoles including PS2, Gamecube and N64. Customers are always welcome to take a seat and play from their selection of games.
8Bit Planet have also held several Super Smash Bros events on Thursday night at their store; the opening night attracted nearly 40 contestants. However, 8Bit will strive to host further gaming nights including Timesplitters 2 and weekend events.
If you’re a fan of Final fantasy, Pokemon, retro gaming, Japanese culture, collectibles, Nintendo or similar then 8Bit Planet is worth a visit as we help this unique shop that represents an entire community to strive.