The rumors are true!
Filbar’s is getting a major reboot. Forget about The New 52 or Marvel Now. 2013 will see the coming of the all-new, all-different Filbar’s!
May 1, 2013 — The Filbar’s chain of comic and magazine stores is now under new ownership and management. As of early 2013, the Filbar’s brand is under the leadership of Collecticons Inc., with no affiliation to its previous owners. The change in ownership is intended to revitalize the brand and grow Filbar’s core businesses of delivering comic and pop culture-related products to fans of all ages.
Under Collecticons Inc., Filbar’s will be acquiring various new licenses and will become the official distributor of many exciting brands across various product ranges, from comics and collectibles, to fashion and lifestyle products. In addition, Collecticons will be launching a completely re-imagined design for the Filbar’s stores. The renovations, which are expected to take effect during the second and third quarter of 2013, will create a new kind of shopping experience for the growing sophisticated needs of the Filipino fanboy/fangirl market.
The new owners will continue to offer the same comic book and magazine titles it has in the past. They are expected to resume weekly new comic book sales by midyear.
Filbar’s is the Philippines premiere destination for pop culture products, since 1979. It offers an ever-expansive selection of comics, magazines, toys and collectibles that are produced by the world’s top entertainment companies. During the ‘80s and ‘90s, it carved a reputation for itself as an iconic distributor for comics in the country. In recent years, many of the store’s loyal customers have grown-up to become famous artists and writers in the global comic book industry.
About Collecticons Inc.
Established in 2013, Collecticon’s Inc. was founded by a group of individuals who grew-up with a strong affinity for comic books and related products. Sensing the growing sophistication of the Philippine market, Collecticons Inc. has acquired several popular licenses and will be launching an exciting line-up of unique shopping alternative options and that are customized to the needs of local geek-culture consumers.