Minotaur bills itself as "The Pop Culture Megastore" - this description is fits well. The store located between Collins and Bourke on Elizabeth St is a fantastic part of Melbourne. Further, that its popularity - somewhat 'against trend' in the internet era of downloading and online shopping - appears to have only grown in status, is testament to the affection held for the store in the minds of so many.
The sizeable Minotaur on display as you walk in offers a fair indication your in for something special with a visit to this store.
Walking around Minotaur the sheer size and depth of the store is most impressive. While Apple stores and those who have followed it may've made a winner of out minimalism in the tech-sales world, when it comes to comic books and its compliments: the more the better.
Walking around Minotaur the sheer size and depth of the store is most impressive.
With such a sheer range on offer, it is difficult to state conclusively what exactly would draw any one person into the store. What can be said however is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Big Bang Theory, DC, Marvel, and an abundance of other memorabilia - including anime - was all spotted across the store during the writers visit.
With this it can be said, even the most casual shopper could easily spend an hour or more taking in the all the comics, and merchandise of tv, movies and more. Indeed, even if a fan of little on offer in store - and that'd be a very, very rare thing given the wider range stocked - invariably, you'd still like appreciate all the little details and intricacy to the offerings from various shows and series.
80's movie overload with Rambo and Predator figurines for sale
Also important to underscore Minotaur is a very much a store attuned to the nuance of most everything it offers. For fans of The Walking Dead, this wall dedicated to show merchandise is sure to delight, and credit to store should go for the thought in assembling displays such as this across the store so it is easier for customers to find what they like of a particular show or series all in a one-stop-spot.
Fans of The Walking Dead would be well served by a visit at Minotaur
As well as offering such a wide array in store, it is clear Minotaur staff also keeps an eye on crucial upcoming releases. Indeed, the effort to go ahead and hand write up a signboard of incoming products is another little feature of the store that makes it a standout.