1up comics & collectibles

by Marti smith and Daniel Barbour in Carlisle, England, United Kingdom

1up comics & collectibles
We did it
On 23rd March 2018 we successfully raised £190 with 6 supporters in 56 days

We want to get a larger range of stock and furniture for the shop which will fill it out and offer more selection.

by Marti smith and Daniel Barbour in Carlisle, England, United Kingdom

All donations can also have their names put on our "leaderboard" wall of names  to say thanks for their help.

About us

We are a self funded store in Carlisle Cumbria specialising in manga, comics, graphic novels, statues, clothing and various collectibles and trading card games.  We have already invested money into the business and have our suppliers but we know it will be a slow and steady climb to get the shop to where we want it and we have a plan for what we want it to look like in a years time. We are passionate about all aspects of "nerd"culture and we strive to become Carlisle's hub of everything relating to it. Not only do we want to be a store we also want to  have a social aspect where people can come in have a seat and bond  over something they enjoy in a warm friendly environment.

Our plan

In our first 6 months we intend to:

  • Fully stock the shop with a large and varied range of products.
  • Add more shelving to accommodate more stock.
  • Add more seating to increase the social aspect.
  • Serve hot and cold drinks.
  • Set up customer loyalty cards.
  • Set up an online store.

By the end of the year  we intend to:

  • Have a gaming area with an Xbox and a Wii for multiplayer gaming where people who  want to socialise with friends or possibly make new friends can sit and enjoy some of the range of video games we will get in.
  • Have an arcade machine for customer use.
  • Host tournaments to win in store prizes.
  • Have an online store to reach customers not in Carlisle.

Where are we now

So far we have an open shop with some stock already as well as a booth for table top gaming and sitting.  We understand that it will take time but with your help we can reach our target sooner and we truly appreciate any help we can get.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

free comic

As a little thank you here is a free comic

£25 or more

free comic and booster pack

As a thank you here is a free comic and a booster

£50 or more

free t-shirt, booster pack and comic

As a thank you here is a free booster, t-shirt and booster pack

£100 or more

2 free comics, free funko pop and free t-shirt

As a thank you here is a free funko pop, free t-shirt and 2 free comics

£250 or more

bronze gift box

As a thank you here is a gift box containing 3 comics, a funko pop, 2 t-shirts and 2 booster packs.

£500 or more

Silver gift box

As a thank you here is a gift box containing 4 comics, a large pop, 2 t-shirts, statue/action figure and 3 booster packs.

£750 or more

gold gift box

As a thank you here is a gift box containing 5 comics, a large funko pop, 3 t-shirts, a statue/ action figure, 5 booster packs and a paperback graphic novel or manga

£1,000 or more

platinum gift box

As a thank you here is a gift box containing 6 comics, 1 large and 1 standard funko pop, 4 t-shirts, statue/action figure, 6 booster packs, paperback graphic novel or manga, 10% gift card.

£5,000 or more

If we reach our target

As we are a new business and self funded we have not been able to be flexible with competitive pricing but with your support if we reach this target we will lower ALL our prices by upto 20% and we will be able to roll out more special offers and we will also be able to roll out a customer loyalty card.

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