Giant Robot was a bi-monthly magazine of Asian and Asian American popular culture founded in 1994. It was published by Eric Nakamura and co-edited by Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong. It was initially created as a small, punk-minded magazine that featured Asian pop culture and Asian American alternative culture, including such varied subject matter as history, art, music, film, books, toys, technology and more. Currently, Giant Robot operates a retail shop and a Gallery (GR2) on Sawtelle Blvd.
Giant Robot Store, established in 2001 features products from around the world. Notably, fun house wares, gifts, stationeries, t shirts, comics, plush and toy figures. Giant Robot is often cited as the birthplace for Asian Pop Culture products and Uglydolls.