Sputnik: Where geeks gather

March 30, 2012 at 8:44 am (Articles / Interviews) (, , )

This is because Sputnik will be having its Moving Out Sale on Saturday. Although they’ll be moving out of Cubao Expo, here’s hoping they continue selling toys and comics somewhere else (preferably closer to where I live).

(This article was originally published in the Philippine Online Chronicles in January 2010, and features smart-sounding words like “eclectic” and “welcome boon”).

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Down in Cubao, a stone’s throw away from Gateway Mall and the Araneta Coliseum, is a little comic book and toy store called Sputnik. You can tell it apart from the other eclectic shops, novelty stores and art galleries in Cubao X (also called Cubao Expo or the Marikina Shoe Expo) by its exterior–a molten white façade sculpted in fiberglass by Leeroy New. This should tell you something about Sputnik–if you’re expecting your run-of-the-mill geek shop, this isn’t it. If you’re looking for a place with actual character though, you need not look any further. Read the rest of this entry »

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