Our Story

Collector's Outpost: A Fandom Retailer founded by Passionate Nerds!

Welcome!

We are so happy that you are here! Collector's Outpost is our family-owned fandom retail business founded in 2018 by owners Jean and Greg Johnson.


As a family-run company, we're professional nerds with a passion for running our business by fans and for fans. That means we've got an insider's knowledge of unique fandom offerings. In addition to pop culture favorite brands, we carry art and gifts from around the world! We're to help you navigate the world of fandom with confidence.


From the beginning of our brand, we've felt inspired by the joy and excitement of our favorite comic and anime convention experiences. Our mission is to cultivate bright, welcoming, and accessible spaces where anyone can easily shop for themselves or find perfect fandom gifts for their loved ones. No need to wait for a special occasion — whether in our brick-and-mortar stores or online, we bring our favorite fandom experiences to the everyday!


With the support of our customers across the country, we have continued to grow. Over and over at every step of the way since 2018, w
e have been blown away by your passion and support. Throughout the last 3 years, we have been thrilled to make needed expansions to our office and shipping center that allow us to continue offering the best service to our online community of shoppers, gift-givers, and collectors. We opened our second retail store location in 2021. Throughout 2022, we have moved and renovated our first store into a much larger space that to gives our teams and customers room to enjoy the fandoms that bring us together. 

Thank you from all of our families to yours! 

We love to connect with you. If you are ever in the Chicago area, please stop in to visit us anytime — You can also find us on our social media channels anytime to see our new favorites or check us out! 


Elite Shipping: 
As fans ourselves, we understand that fast shipping and careful packaging of your items is of incredible importance! You may like to read about our Shipping InformationAs part of our mission to provide excellent customer service, we offer free shipping on almost all purchases over $50.

Our Stores: 
For Chicago-area residents and guests, you can find Find Our Store Locations here.  We love to see you! 

Contact Us:
We're happy to help! Please get in touch with us anytime over email, phone, or by clicking the "Chat" button. 

Outpost Loyalty:
Our Loyalty Rewards program is your all-access pass to join the community and be rewarded for finding your fandom.