It is hard to believe that four years have passed since the doors of Atomic Robot Comics & Toys (Originally View Obscura Comics). As expected sales were slow at first but by the end of it's first year business was sailing along briskly. What had begun as a showcase for my personal photography and art prints quickly expanded into a full-fledged comic book and antique store, in fact the store has grown so fast that I can hardly believe it.
As this is being written Atomic Robot houses well over 2000 items for sale and we have at least twice as many items waiting to be listed, so if you don't see the item you want, don't worry, it will be there soon.
We are big in the Bronze Age!
Though we carry comic books that date back to the 1940s, it is the era known as "The Bronze Age" (1970-1979) that account for about 60% of our total sales. This, in my opinion, is proof positive that this era of comics is coming into its own with the fan base ... and that they are just damn good comics.
Gone in a Flash!
Of our total comic book sales, “The Flash” led the way. To be honest it has been a bit difficult to keep up with the demand for these books, though we have managed to do exactly that. Other top sellers include:
• Green Lantern• Amazing Spider-Man• Action Comics• Avengers• Justice League
• Uncanny X-Men• Spawn• Wonder Woman• Captain America• Iron Man
Star Wars, those crazy ... Star Wars
When it comes to our vintage toy section, I just had to sing along with Bill Murray from SNL back in the day. Star Wars toys sold very well along with Godzilla items and our Barbie and Disney dolls.
Our Movie Memorabilia section has been growing steadily all year with new original movie stills, lobby cards, and movie posters regularly added.
To everyone who has taken the time to shop with us over the past four years, I personally thank you. We have really taken pleasure in serving you in the best way we possibly can. We take great pride in making sure that each item shipped from our store is packed securely so that when it arrives to you it will be in perfect condition. Additionally we strive to get each item out ASAP, so that you can have your item in a timely manner. Our customers, a great compliment, have called us “the best shipper on Etsy” and we accept this honor with a lot of pride.
Here is some of the feedback we have gotten from our great customers:
Rhonda D Nov 15, 2017 5 out of 5 stars
"Super quick arrival in mint condition. Couldn't be happier!"
messk1 Nov 11, 2017 5 out of 5 stars
"ViewObscura is one of the best places to buy comics. Great people, fast shipping, well-protected books. I love being one of their customers."
Rachel Nov 2, 2017 5 out of 5 stars
"Beautiful barbie! Great communications, Nice packing, fast shipping, A+"
spurgeon11 Oct 24, 2017 5 out of 5 stars
"The item was of exceptional quality! It was as advertised in the delivery was really quick."
Joshua Lewis Oct 13, 2017 5 out of 5 stars
"Comics in condition as described. Excellent packaging. Outstanding
communication and customer service!"
janlrod54 Sep 11, 2017 5 out of 5 stars
"These gorgeous dolls arrived 3 days early expertly packaged. Upon opening the carton, it was like opening a beautiful birthday present!! You exceeded my expectations!! You two are just the best. Thank you for fantastic service, and quality items for a great price!!"
• "The packaging was in perfect condition and it arrived just in time! Thank you for a great first purchase experience." - Kartiki Sharma
• "Products came super fast, in perfect condition and packaged up great! thank you." - Erin Cook
• "Fantastic service! great communication, fast delivery, and item arrived in great condition....perfect seller! Thank you :-) " - Fossil Mummy
• "A great price and it's in great condition! amazing shop!.. Great seller!.. thanks again!" - Sterling Springs
Most of all I want to thank God, without whom none of this would have been possible. Over these past four years, Terri and I have blessed in so many ways and we are truly thankful for these blessings.