Eric Nakamura has been running his online store since the dawn of online shopping. He even bought his domain, giantrobot.com, in 1995! Giant Robot was originally a zine that Eric started as a way to collect and share Asian-American art and pop culture, and over the years it has transformed into a uniquely fantastical brand and a retail destination.
Giant Robot operates out of 2 buildings across the street from each other in Sawtelle Japantown in Los Angeles. One half is a retail store selling toys, books, apparel, and accessories. The other half, GR2, is an art gallery that hosts art shows and other events that Eric curates.