514 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA | Directions 1961140.335724 -75.948733
Neighborhoods: West Reading
There's no other store I'd rather come to weekly for anything!
Great atmosphere, always welcome to game or spend an afternoon.
Readings best for comics – Been shopping at 1up for about 4 months and cant be any happier with the service and selection. Great prices, great displays, and always willing to help with questions and orders. Great service, wouldn't shop anywhere else for my comic and collecting needs.
Fantastic! Helpful! For all ages! Fun! I started going to this shop when on Tuesday nights “board game night” (which was free of charge) and I can not stop shopping there. I even recommended it to my parents when they went looking for certain gift. The owner knew what they where talking about even recommended a few different titles. The owner has special ordered several things for me and even held them on a layaway program during the holiday seasons! I never had a problem with the owner or the shop. I would recommend it to anyone!
Best shop in town – Best place for comics and collectibles in berks county.The owner is great and easy to get along with.If you need or want something He will go out of his way to make sure he has it for you.They also have the best subscription service around.With FNM ,Game night and other get-togethers held there it feel more like home then a cold impersonal shop.
TERRIBLE BUSINESS – TERRIBLE! WOULD NOT BUY FROM HERE AGAIN! I bought a wolverine mask on the 1st of May. A week later I called to to see where it was because i hadnt gotten any tracking/shipping info. The guy seemed sweet and told me that they are going through a system change and my order is slightly delayed. I was told that it will go out THAT DAY. A week after that i called back and asked again where it was. The guy again seemed nice and told me that one of his employees sent it to the wrong address. Now i am getting a little annoyed but i tried to be reasonable. He told me that one will be sent out to me THAT DAY and by the end of the day I will have a tracking info sitting in my email. I said ok. By the end of that day, no email... end of the next day... STILL no email. I called the the following day but no one picked up and left a message. I called the next three consecutive days, No one picked up nor called me back. This is an AWFUL business. I am now in the process of disputing it and they still wont answer anything. Save your money, time and go somewhere else.
Reading's Best Comic Shop!! – My husband and I were introduced to 1 Up Collectibles about a year ago by a friend of his. I still remember the first time I met Lee, the owner of the shop. He impressed me as a really nice and honest guy who was willing to just shoot the breeze with a fellow comic lover (my husband) and a total comic noob (yea, that's me). I also remember that we didn't buy anything on that first trip to the store but 2 weeks later when we decided to pop in again Lee actually recognized us and was very welcoming and helpful. I think that is one of the things that I love most about 1-Up, when you walk in you are recognized as a person and not as pocketbook, unlike the feeling I get when I walk into some other local comic shops.
Since that first meeting a year ago, we have visited the store on a weekly basis for Board Game Night. This is just one example of Lee listening to his patrons and giving them what they want. A handful of us were looking to get together to play games and Lee opened up a weekly time slot for us to meet and hang out in his shop (Tuesday Night 6pm if anyone is interested) and there is not "sitting fee" or "membership fee" that can be expected in other shops. He also expanded his board game selection based on the recommendations of the group and strives to offer the most popular and current games.
Also offered in the store are tons of action figures, trade paper backs, statues, t-shirts, Magic the Gathering, costumes, and toys. If you can't find what you are looking for Lee is always willing to see what he can do to get it for you.
This store has a great atmospere and whether you are a regular or if it is your first visit you are treated as a friend in a community that shares common interests. There are so many good things that I could say about 1 Up Collectibles but I will just suggest that you drop in and find out for yourself what a great place it is.
Comic Shop Everyone Can Enjoy – I don't consider myself to be a huge comic book fan - I have a passing, casual interest in the medium which can be highly specialized: I loved Sam Keith's Maxx and the old Cerberus comics, to give you an idea. Occasionally, something will come out that I do enjoy, such as Fables, and I need a place to go where people are knowledgeable and able to help a relative noob like myself.
That is exactly why I like 1up Collectibles: every time I go in, the people are friendly and helpful, not rude and condescending like some other shops I've been to over the years. They seem to have an encyclopedic command of all comics and games, so even questions about my exact tastes are answered with satisfaction.
The selection of simply awesome figurines, books, statues, games and accessories is impressive, as well. I'm amazed that they were able to cram so much into a modestly -sized store.
If ever you need a curio or two, and are not sure where to go, give 1up Collectibles a shot. They know what they're doing and they're happy to help.
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