R.I.P. Toys R Us

Latest News & Videos

Classic Speedy

Yup.
Staff member
Moderator
Reporter
May 13, 2003
40,738
-1
83
Y'know, to be honest I never went to Toys R Us much, even when I was the target audience. My local variety store had TMNT action figures, so that base was covered, and I usually shopped for video games at Wal-Mart/K-Mart or Funcoland when it was still operating.

I think I bought one video game there and I can't remember what it was. It was from the SNES era, I remember that much.
 

TsWade2

Well-Known Member
Apr 5, 2015
1,092
-1
63
This is so sad. It's part of my childhood. I think the reason why it went downhill because they don't believe of the trend of the internet. That's what my brother told me, but I'm not sure.
 

Dr.Pepper

Well-Known Member
Sep 10, 2006
17,780
-2
83
30
In A House
This is so sad. It's part of my childhood. I think the reason why it went downhill because they don't believe of the trend of the internet. That's what my brother told me, but I'm not sure.
Yeah probably. When my local Toys r Us closed about 10 years ago, my dad said he read in the newspaper that people would rather buy toys at places like Target and Wal Mart.
 

Nobodyman

Well-Known Member
Sep 11, 2009
17,322
0
83
U.S.A.
While Toys R Us was never one of my most frequent places to shop as a kid, I still do have fond memories of it. Mostly video game-related, actually.

I remember when I was kid that, in lieu of having a specialized video game section and/or having them all behind a locked glass case, Toys R Us would basically have an aisle that displayed pictures of all the available video games. And once you decided on one, you would take a matching slip for the game you wanted, bring it to a counter, and the cashier would fetch the game from the backroom. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it since.

Also, Toys R Us is where I bout my Wii and my PS3. But yeah, sad to see it go.
 

Rabbitearsblog

Well-Known Member
Jul 6, 2011
1,226
0
63
United States
Even though I never shopped at Toys R Us when I was younger, it's still sad seeing one of the longest running department stores go out of business. I guess because we are living in a age now where video games and smartphones are dominating what kids are playing, Toys R Us just couldn't compete with that. Hopefully, toys will eventually come back in the future.
 

Fone Bone

Hindsight 2020!

Spotlight

Sponsored Ads

Staff online

Who's on Discord?

Latest profile posts

We have a tie due to both episodes getting 2 votes. I'll be tiebreaker, and pick "Blood Moon" to move on. The last matchup is monstrous sleepovers. We have the DC Superhero Girls episode "Living The Nightmare" and the Amphibia episode "The Sleepover To End All Sleepovers" .


rwinger24 wrote on Moleoman's profile.
I have a Discord invite for you.

I like to help build on your Production Music fandom page.

Join the Production Library Music Discord Discord Server!

-------
Asa
The Miraculous New York special premieres TONIGHT! Can't wait to see it soon.
are there any more changes for nicktoons, teennick, or nickjr schedule for this week? i wont be able to spend more time on this... but if anything i missed, please tell me..