Things From Another World: Inside the Universal CityWalk Hollywood StoreNovember 6, 2018
For fans and collectors of sci-fi, comics, superheroes and pop culture, the Things From Another World store at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, is a must-visit destination. Nestled within the sprawling entertainment and retail complex of Universal Studios Hollywood (not far from the theme park and resort), the brick and mortar LA shop is brimming with a curated selection of statues, bobble-heads, action figures, toys, and apparel that’s varied enough to appeal to a wide range of collectors.
Located steps from Universal CityWalk’s Hard Rock Café and AMC Theater, the Things From Another World store’s external design is immediately striking. Visitors are greeted by the form of a large illuminated robot above the entrance of the establishment, which sets the stage for what’s inside. The spectacle continues beyond the doors as guests will find a variety of life-size figures to gawk at (and grab pictures by) including depictions of R2-D2, Iron Man, Batman, and Harley Quinn. On our visit, all of the 1:1 pieces were fittingly decorated for Halloween, as was the rest of the shop.
For shoppers with their sights set on smaller items,Things From Another World at Universal CityWalk has a huge collection of items to offer. In addition to a huge assortment of the latest comics from the likes of Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and others; there’s a veritable bounty of pop culture dishware, mugs, board games, puzzles, apparel, and novelty items. When it comes to toys, the store does not disappoint. In addition to hundreds of Funko Pop! bobble-heads, there’s a massive stash of Hasbro Star Wars Black Series action figures to pique the interest of toy hunters. Not forgetting the throng of discerning collectors, Things From Another World at Universal CityWalk also has plenty of high-end pieces as well. Shoppers will find statues, busts, and action figures by popular toy makers, including DC Collectibles, Hot Toys, Bandai, Kotobukiya, Disney and others.
Universal CityWalk’s Thing From Another World store should be on the short list of destination specialty shops for pop culture fans and collectors of all interest levels. For additional store information and detailed directions, be sure to check out the official Universal CityWalk page here.