If you know Giant Robot, you know it's almost impossible to define.
For some people, Giant Robot is where to find out about obscure bands and up-and-coming artists. For others, Giant Robot is the place to buy samurai figures and bonsai kits and the ever-popular Uglydolls.
Back in 1994, Giant Robot was a tiny zine that put the spotlight on Asian pop culture. But over the last 12 years, the Giant Robot brand has grown to include a gallery, a restaurant and a chain of retail stores.
DJ Mary Lucia sat down founders Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong to talk about the Giant Robot phenomenon.