R.I.P. Toys R Us

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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