It’s been almost a year since Guardians of the Galaxy graced the silver screen, and FINALLY there are enough officially licensed items to put together a post.
Last week there was speculation that Hot Topic would be purchasing Thinkgeek. And honestly, we were excited for the prospect, especially given their recent track record. However, today, in an interesting turn of events, it was announced that Gamestop (yes, THAT Gamestop) would be acquiring Thinkgeek.
“GRAPEVINE, Texas & FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, and Geeknet, Inc. (Nasdaq: GKNT) (“Geeknet”), the parent company of ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which GameStop will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Geeknet’s common stock for $20.00 per share in cash. The transaction has been approved by the board of directors of both companies and will be completed by means of a tender offer. The transaction has a total equity value of approximately $140 million, including $37 million of cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2015.
Geeknet also announced that it had terminated its previously announced merger agreement with Hot Topic, Inc. (“Hot Topic”). Following discussion with both GameStop and Hot Topic, the Board of Directors of Geeknet determined that the GameStop transaction represented a superior proposal. Geeknet will pay Hot Topic a termination fee pursuant to the Hot Topic agreement, for which GameStop has agreed to reimburse Geeknet.”
Read the rest of the press release here.
While we typically don’t do this type of post, but there’s no denying that this could easily affect the future of geek fashion as it is related to Thinkgeek. Our hope is that Thinkgeek remains as it is, and continues to be a great source of geeky items. However, there’s still cause for concern given that this is territory that Gamestop has never been a part of.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this acquisition as it develops, and hope for the best. What are your thoughts on this? We’d love to hear them in the comments!
There’s no denying that the Spider-Gwen comic series has been an instant success. With the immediately iconic costume and great story, Spider-Gwen has cemented her place in the geek world. Which is why we’re excited to share these pieces from We Love Fine. We mentioned before that they had some great stuff in store for geek fashion, and here’s the next installment!
A month ago both Scruffy and I had the pleasure of meeting with the folks over at Dweebcast to talk about geek fashion and how it’s influence has grown in over the last few years. In addition to speaking with us, they do a great job of getting a behind the scenes look at companies like Her Universe and Castle Corsetry. We’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of the video.
Over the years May the Fourth has gone from a little known unofficial holiday celebrated by only the most hardcore of Star Wars fans, to a commercially known Star Wars extravaganza. Holidays or anniversaries of any kind automatically mean special deals from companies, and this year is the best we’ve ever seen for various Star Wars awesomeness!
We Love Fine is on fire right now! Literally on the heels of their Star Wars collection, they have a brand new collection just in time for the new Avengers movie. Age of Fashion, is the brand new collection by Catherine Elhoffer, a recent addition to the We Love Fine team. You may have seen her work worn by Ashley Eckstein in last year’s fashion show. We have an exclusive interview with her about the new line and what we can expect from WLF in the future. If these tops are any indication, I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves!! Continue reading
A few weeks ago, we had the amazing opportunity to attend Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. The place was abuzz with anticipation over the next film, and the exhibit hall was full of amazing costumes, props, and our favorite, Star Wars fashion!
One of the amazing fashion collections we had the opportunity to get our hands on was the new Goldie and We Love Fine collaboration. If you remember anything from their last collection, you won’t be surprised to know that their booth was mobbed the entire weekend. Luckily, for those of you who couldn’t make the show, you won’t have to miss out. We have an exclusive interview with the designer in addition to the entire collection that goes live today!
With Spring in full swing and Summer right around the corner, it’s time again to round up some great swimwear finds for the pool and beach. This year brings even more variety with rashguards, cover ups, and shorts in addition to our typical swimsuit round up. Check them out below!
*this post will be updated as more details become available
We’re not sure about the rest of you, but at least for Lindz and I, the highlight and focus for WonderCon this past weekend was checking out the Her Universe panel to get the latest details on this year’s Fashion Show, as well as get exclusive sneak peeks at their new Marvel line. It was a panel that far exceeded our wildest expectations and we’re here to spill the details!
WonderCon is finally here! Lindz and I are looking forward to the chic geek outfits we’re sure to find some of your wearing over the weekend, and of fashionable merchandise to be found in the dealer’s hall. What we’re most excited about though, are the geek fashion related panels occurring over the weekend, and we’re sure you are too! Check below the cut for our list of the geek fashion related panels to be found at this year’s WonderCon: