GameStop has swooped in to buy Geeknet (the company that owns ThinkGeek) on the heels of the company finalizing a deal with Hot Topic.
Geeknet terminated a previous agreement to be bought by Hot Topic Inc., and GameStop will reimburse Geeknet for the breakup free associated with that deal, the companies said Tuesday in a statement. The Hot Topic bid had a $122 million equity value. The acquisition combines GameStop’s 6,600 stores with a retailer that sold $140.7 million of geek-chic merchandise last year, mostly through its ThinkGeek website. GameStop is betting that ThinkGeek’s offerings, which include “World of Warcraft” pint glasses and “Mass Effect” hoodies, will be an easy sell to...
Jason Tate on 06/02/15 - 11:26 AM
Hot Topic has purchased Think Geek.
Online geek-y retailer ThinkGeek and its parent company Geeknet Inc. are in the process of being acquired by Hot Topic, a popular mall-based retailer best known for selling vampire T-shirts and other faux-goth-pop accoutrements. According to a press release issued this morning, Hot Topic will be picking up all of Geeknet’s outstanding shares of common stock for $17.50 per share, and the company will also be fronting about $37 million in cash. The total value of the transaction will be $122 million.
Jason Tate on 05/26/15 - 12:09 PM
Travis over at Hot Topic has confirmed that the company will be pressing some more Box Car Racer, +44, and Blink-182 reissues.
Jason Tate on 01/28/15 - 10:00 PM
The latest designs from Amerrickan, the "lifestyle clothing company from the creative mind of All Time Low bassist Zack Merrick," are available now via Hot Topic and for a limited time include a signed poster with proof of purchase.
Jason Tate on 10/21/14 - 12:00 PM
Hot Topic are teaming up with Rise Records for a bunch of vinyl releases. Check the replies for those.
Jason Tate on 08/08/14 - 10:19 AM
For those asking about the next Blink-182 "splatter" vinyl releases at Hot Topic -- they'll be released this summer. Details in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:08 AM
Hot Topic's pressing of Blink-182's Buddha is now up for order.
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:02 PM
A bunch of records over at Hot Topic are on clearance: Midtown, Yellowcard, and Underoath all have records as part of the sale -- and many are included in the "buy one, get one for $1" deal too.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 11:35 AM
Amidst rumors of a potential reunion, former Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig has filed a lawsuit against current bassist Jerry Only over a lucrative merchandising deal with Hot Topic.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/06/14 - 08:23 PM
Hot Topic will be pressing some soundtracks from Disney movies to vinyl picture discs. The first two are The Lion King and The Little Mermaid (!!!!), and they are expected to be in stores on April 29 and online on May 6 (and will cost $26.50). More may be coming in the future. Check out pictures of the, uh, picture discs in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/28/14 - 12:10 PM
Do you like Blink-182 and splatter vinyl? Well does Hot Topic have great news for you! Starting next month and continuing throughout the first few months of 2014, the retailer will be releasing exclusive splatter variants of basically every Blink record. We'll have more details on each release as they become available. Mark me down for one copy of Dude Ranch, please.
Drew Beringer on 11/12/13 - 04:51 PM
The Academy Is...' debut album, Almost Here, is now available to purchase on vinyl at Hot Topic.
Drew Beringer on 11/11/13 - 09:23 AM
Hot Topic is having a "buy one, get one for $1" sale on some clearance vinyl. Good time to grab some Midtown records.
Jason Tate on 11/08/13 - 11:39 AM
Hot Topic and Linkin Park have teamed up for an Instagram contest.
Christian Wagner on 11/04/13 - 02:44 PM
It appears that yet another pressing of Blink-182's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket will be available at Hot Topic. This pressing is red/green/yellow splatter and will be limited to 2000 and should be popping up sometime next week online for purchase.

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Drew Beringer on 08/16/13 - 11:16 AM
Citizen and Hot Topic have teamed up for a pretty sweet contest. Details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 06/25/13 - 11:55 AM
Joan Jett's Blackheart Records Group Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Hot Topic for trademark infringement, claiming the chain is selling its own line of women's clothing under the Blackheart brand.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/13/13 - 02:13 PM
Hot Topic has launched a Battle Of The Bands contest. All of the details can be found here. Alternatively, head to the replies for details.
Christian Wagner on 05/29/13 - 09:50 AM
If you missed out on the Record Store Day variant of At The Drive-In's Relationship of Command, don't worry. Hot Topic is now selling the RSD version of the album here.

Update: It is now sold out.
Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 09:15 AM
HotTopic's variant of Saosin's Self-Titled album is now up for pre-order.
Jason Tate on 04/29/13 - 11:12 AM
Paramore's new album will be pressed on blue vinyl as an exclusive variant for Hot Topic. It will be limited to 1,500 copies.
Jason Tate on 03/30/13 - 10:23 AM
Hot Topic's vinyl pressing of Fall Out Boy's From Under The Cork Tree is now for sale.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/28/13 - 10:36 AM
You can purchase Midtown's Save the World Lose the Girl on vinyl here.
Drew Beringer on 12/06/12 - 11:30 AM
Finch's What It Is To Burn will be repressed on vinyl as a Hot Topic exclusive and will be released sometime in February. Details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 12/03/12 - 05:28 PM
The vinyl represses for Fall Out Boy's Take This To Your Grave and Panic! At The Disco's A Fever You Can't Sweat Out can be pre-ordered now at Hot Topic. The site currently has a 25% promotion going, so I would take advantage of that if I were you.

Update: These are going fast.
Drew Beringer on 11/09/12 - 02:53 AM
Panic! At The Disco's A Fever You Can't Sweat Out is getting re-pressed on vinyl and will be exclusively available through Hot Topic in late November or early December. You can read more details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 11/08/12 - 12:36 PM
Fall Out Boy's Take This To Your Grave is getting re-pressed on vinyl and will be exclusively available through Hot Topic in late November or early December. You'll be able to pre-order it through Hot Topic's site sometime tomorrow. You can read more details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 11/08/12 - 12:33 PM
Fall Out Boy's From Under The Cork Tree is getting re-pressed on vinyl and will be exclusively available through Hot Topic in early January. You can read more details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 11/06/12 - 01:01 PM
Hot Topic will be exclusively releasing Midtown's Living Well Is The Best Revenge and Save The World, Lose The Girl on vinyl this November. Man, it's been a while since we've used that news icon.
Drew Beringer on 10/02/12 - 02:45 PM
Hot Topic has the new Green Day album, Uno!, on exclusive pink vinyl, limited to 1500 copies.

Submitted by HTtravis
Jason Tate on 09/27/12 - 09:11 AM
Title Fight's latest album, Floral Green, is now available at Hot Topic for only 7.99. You can also pick up the LP on green vinyl.
Dre Okorley on 09/19/12 - 06:38 PM
Thursday's War All The Time is now available in a second vinyl pressing at Hot Topic.

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Jason Tate on 09/19/12 - 09:47 AM
Sleeping With Sirens was on Hot Topic's Hot Minute. Once the video hits 20,000 views, part 2 will be released. You can view it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 08/26/12 - 01:47 PM
Hot Topic is currently running "Buy One Get One 50% Off" sale on their vinyl/music webstore.

Submitted by Jay Evan
Jason Tate on 08/15/12 - 01:41 PM
We're teaming up with Hot Topic for some really great stuff coming up. They recently put together a video of some of Warped's biggest names and how they customize their jeans. You can view that in the replies. However, Hot Topic is looking to see how you customize your jeans. They're asking people to make a video on how they customize their jeans. 1 winner will win an iPad, a year’s supply of denim and CDs from all the bands that participated in the campaign. You can view the details here.
Christian Wagner on 08/08/12 - 02:25 PM
Hot Topic has the exclusive gray with pink splatter version of At The Drive-In's In/Casino/Out LP for sale; limited to 2000 copies

Submitted by HTtravis
Jason Tate on 08/01/12 - 11:39 AM
You can preorder Boys Night Out's Trainwreck from Hot Topic here. The expected street date is July 3, and it's limited to 1,000 copies on yellow and black swirl vinyl.

Submitted by tiny vessels
Thomas Nassiff on 06/12/12 - 09:40 PM
Hot Topic has put Box Car Racer's self-titled LP up for sale. Its on opaque red vinyl limited to 1000 copies.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/12/12 - 12:52 PM
Boys Night Out's Trainwreck is now available for vinyl presale.

Submitted by spiffa0
Jason Tate on 05/23/12 - 11:12 AM
Boys Night Out's Trainwreck is coming to vinyl from Hot Topic. It'll be a 2xLP on black/yellow swirl, and limited to 1000 copies, it'll probably be out around July.

Submitted by Travis (who handles Hot Topic's Vinyl)
Jason Tate on 05/01/12 - 12:52 PM
The following was posted on the Mightier Than Sword facebook page, under the comments for the picture of the TOYPAJ vinyl inner sleeves. It's from someone claiming to have worked on the artwork for this release -- and I guess sort of explains what happened?
From the Facebook Posthey guys, my name is timmy and i handled laying out the artwork for this release. figured i'd give you some inside scoop from my firsthand experience on this project and hopefully it can calm your nerves a bit. i started production on this release all the way back at the end of 2010. this has been plagued with hangup on top of hangup from the start. i know we sat on it for a few months (on multiple...
Jason Tate on 05/01/12 - 10:57 AM
Blink 182's second pressing of The Mark, Tom and Travis Show is now available at Hot Topic.

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Jason Tate on 04/24/12 - 01:11 AM
Hot Topic has placed more vinyl on sale pricing for $7.98 including:
Vinyls On SaleSet Your Goals - Burning At Both Ends
The Wonder Years - Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
This Time Next Year - Drop Out of Life
Four Year Strong - Some Way Shape or Form

Submitted by Jay Evan
Jason Tate on 03/14/12 - 10:15 AM
Looks like Hot Topic will be releasing Thursday's 2006 album A City By The Light Divided on vinyl this May.
Drew Beringer on 02/22/12 - 10:57 PM
A bunch of vinyls are on sale from Hot Topic: New Found Glory's Radiosurgery is only $5.59. Head Automatica's on sale for $10.49.
Jason Tate on 02/17/12 - 11:47 AM

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