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March 15, 2018

Screw Toys R Us.

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The X Dawg 21 hours ago#1
Losing KB Toys was the bigger blow. Man the memories there. Not to mention the absurd sales they had. You could get some Toy Biz X-Men and Spider-man toys for like $1.
WizardofHoth 21 hours ago#2
Kaybees was the same as Toys R Us.

Prices fir videogames were expensive. But at least you didn't have to see expensive bikes in a Kaybees store in the mall though.
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AlCalavicci 21 hours ago#3
Kaybee was fun to go in as well but so much smaller than Toys R Us.
WizardofHoth 21 hours ago#4
Kaybees back then at the mall, it was pretty much those Star Wars bendable figures along with Terminator 2 movie trading cards and Terminator 2 Halloween face stuff along with a lot of Toybiz stuff of Marvel, x men, and DC toys
Joeydollaz 21 hours ago#5
Baby R us is the money maker

kids today DO NOT play with freaking toys
YEAR OF 4
MabusIncarnate 21 hours ago#6
Anyone remember Lionel Kiddie City?
Ten million dollars on a losing campaign
Twenty million starving and writhing in pain
ForestLogic 21 hours ago#7
Shut the fuck up, TC. Only a supervillain celebrates a toy store closing.
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DemonBuffet 21 hours ago#8
ForestLogic posted...
Shut the fuck up, TC. Only a supervillain celebrates a toy store closing.
Trololol
SiO4 21 hours ago#9
I agree, Toys R Us was for rich kids. 

Kaybees was better. I still remember buying supper cheap Atari games there during what people now call the crash. ((Which to this day I still think is overblown.)) It was a realignment, not a crash. 
That and actual gen 1 Star Wars action figures, etc. 

But ya, Kaybees felt much more personal.
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Pharrell3 21 hours ago#10
My childhood you heathens all of it gone.
I'm sad and brokenhearted.
The X Dawg 20 hours ago#11
ForestLogic posted...
Shut the fuck up, TC. Only a supervillain celebrates a toy store closing.


Toys R Us was the villain.... Their prices were awful.
TheDarkCircle 19 hours ago#12
KB was always more expensive for me.

I loved TRU as kid. Going up and down all the aisles seeing all sorts of cool toys and figs. Every time I found something I wanted it felt like there was something even better I’d see in the next aisle.

And don’t even get me started on the video game stuff back in the day. When they did the ticket system, where u had to take a ticket off the shelf out of these little pocket things to then get the game at front. 

Nothing more stressful as a little kid than getting to the video game section and seeing the tickets for a game I wanted all gone. Only to search through every different pocket where they stuffed them in and find the last ticket hidden behind a different game listing. Fucking magical
Hexenherz 19 hours ago#13
We had a KB in our local mall but I just remember it being really crowded and almost... schizophrenic. They didn't really organize it that well.

Toys 'R' Us on the other hand was nice and clean and open.
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Tadamoto38 19 hours ago#14
This is sad news. I loved Toysrus as a kid. I bought so much stuff from there. Lego sets, nerf guns, power rangers megazords, transformers, creepy crawlers, video games, etc. I'm going to miss it.
sabin017 19 hours ago#15
KB was a really condensed, pricier TRU. I remember their slim videogame selection being behind the register for $10+ above the MSRP.
Pharrell3 19 hours ago#16
Tadamoto38 posted...
This is sad news. I loved Toysrus as a kid. I bought so much stuff from there. Lego sets, nerf guns, power rangers megazords, transformers, creepy crawlers, video games, etc. I'm going to miss it.
I'm sad and brokenhearted.
Back when ps2 came out, and was an absolute bitch to find, my dad and I found one at a kaybee in the mall and rushed to get it. Kaybee had a reliable knack for having harder to find shit.
nexigrams 18 hours ago#18
Overpriced garbage store that badgered you for your phone number and a credit card application in order to even make a purchase. And they paid their employees really low.

The company deserves to fail. Good to see no bailouts or whatever bs going their way, this is what should happen to companies that act like TRU does.
Pharrell3 18 hours ago#19
nexigrams posted...
Overpriced garbage store that badgered you for your phone number and a credit card application in order to even make a purchase. And they paid their employees really low.

The company deserves to fail. Good to see no bailouts or whatever bs going their way, this is what should happen to companies that act like TRU does.

Stfu tru is legend
I'm sad and brokenhearted.
Terra-enforcer 18 hours ago#20
DemonBuffet posted...
ForestLogic posted...
Shut the fuck up, TC. Only a supervillain celebrates a toy store closing.

Nah I love TRU, but in hindsight they're a pretty bad store, are generally further out than most other stores, and they have shit discounts. I'll miss the memories and I feel sorry for those who lost their jobs, but eff TRU.
I remember those long as lines at KBs that would go up and down the ailes lol.

I loved Toys R Us too, there is one by my house so I'd always beg my parents to take me.
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CM_Ponch 17 hours ago#22
nexigrams posted...
Overpriced garbage store that badgered you for your phone number and a credit card application in order to even make a purchase

lol wut
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ForestLogic 17 hours ago#23
To all the people bitching about TRU, I ask, how often did you actually set foot inside one? Cuz Ive been going on a regular basis as an adult for the past 5 years. Their prices are 100 fucking percent on par with places like Walmart for newer releases. 
The only real difference between them price-wise is that Walmart/Target put stuff on clearance more frequently because selling more than toys, they have smaller stocks and want to move products more quickly. The standard prices were all basically the same on a regular basis. 

Hell in my experience Target tends to be the priciest for stuff like Transformers and TMNT figures, not TRU.
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L0Z 17 hours ago#24
Only things I remember buying from Toys R Us and to extension Babies R Us was MAG (the ps3 game with shutdown servers) and my kids crib mattress
Offworlder1 17 hours ago#25
I remember buying video games at Toys R Us long ago, the pokemon trading club they used to have, and the pokemon events. KB toys going out was sad, and seeing Toys R Us following them into the grave is just tragic seeing as there really isn't any toy store around anymore.

Wal-Mart, Target, and other stores have toy sections but KB and Toys R Us had all the latest and greatest toys kids wanted.

Have fond memories of the location near me and it has been there for all atleast 20 years with good people and helpful employees.

RIP Toys R Us
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WizardofHoth 16 hours ago#26
Toys R Us their problem was that their prices were expensive.

Period.
Frosted_Midna 14 hours ago#27
I also miss Jeffery the Giraffe. :c

RIP!
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ForestLogic 7 hours ago#28
WizardofHoth posted...
Toys R Us their problem was that their prices were expensive.


ForestLogic posted...
To all the people bitching about TRU, I ask, how often did you actually set foot inside one? Cuz Ive been going on a regular basis as an adult for the past 5 years. Their prices are 100 fucking percent on par with places like Walmart for newer releases.
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WizardofHoth 2 hours ago#29
Years ago Toys R Us had those toy trains play sets. Those werent cheap.

Even today, toys, videogames, bikes, board games they're still expensive.

I can go buy a board game that's cheaper from Walmart
SiO4 posted...
I agree, Toys R Us was for rich kids. 


For me it was the "go to look around but not actual buy anything" store.

Although I did get some cheap SNES games late 1990's.
ClunkerSlim 2 hours ago#31
ForestLogic posted...
To all the people bitching about TRU, I ask, how often did you actually set foot inside one?

Apparently not much since they’re going out of business. 

It’s a shame that kids don’t play with plastic anymore. I feel like we lost part of our society. Children who only know video games have to be less imaginative. No more making army bases out of whatever is laying around the house. RIP plastic action figures. You took Jeffery the Giraffe 🦒 down with you.
kingdrake2 2 hours ago#32
Joeydollaz posted...
Baby R us is the money maker

kids today DO NOT play with freaking toys


the technology age screwed toys r us over. it's all about the ipad, amazon kids tablet and such. that's what they play with now.
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ClunkerSlim 2 hours ago#33


“I don’t want to grow up, cause if I did, then I couldn’t be a Toys R Us kid!”

They didn’t tell me that it was because in the future all Toys R Us stores would be closed forever. 😢
_OujiDoza_ 2 hours ago#34
Part of the problem it seems with most of you is you went there expecting to buy videogames...

It was a toy store ffs.

That said yeah, TrUs was expensive a hell.
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Zikten 2 hours ago#35
Toys R Us is older than Kay Bee Toys I think. its goes back to the 50's. it was part of american culture. this is the end of an era.
_OujiDoza_ 2 hours ago#36
Brandon said in the call that these vendors and shoppers "will all live to regret what's happening here," according to The Wall Street Journal.

I hate a sore loser...I really do.

It sucks to see TrUs go, but don't be an ass on your way out.
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Master_Bass 2 hours ago#37
Toys R Us had decent video game sales around Christmas, though. It was often the only way to get newer Nintendo games reduced in price.
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Kajagogo 2 hours ago#38
The X Dawg posted...
Toy Biz X-Men and Spider-man toys.


Those along with Hasbro's WWF figures, and Playmates' TMNT figures were the best part of my childhood.
By Grabthar's Hammer....what a savings.
Besides Amazon or Dorkside, i was surprised that last year Toys R Us had a few Terminator 2 NECA figures along with at least one or two of the new figures of the old Ghostbusters movie like the Taxie ghost zombie and the Library ghost but they were expensive as usual since it was Toys R Us.
The X Dawg 10 seconds ago#40
ForestLogic posted...
To all the people bitching about TRU, I ask, how often did you actually set foot inside one? Cuz Ive been going on a regular basis as an adult for the past 5 years. Their prices are 100 fucking percent on par with places like Walmart for newer releases. 
The only real difference between them price-wise is that Walmart/Target put stuff on clearance more frequently because selling more than toys, they have smaller stocks and want to move products more quickly. The standard prices were all basically the same on a regular basis. 

Hell in my experience Target tends to be the priciest for stuff like Transformers and TMNT figures, not TRU.


As someone who collects Lego...often. Their prices were awful.
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