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Old Sep. 19, 2017, 11:22 PM   #1
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Default Toys R Us :(

Economic shifts and changes in shopping trends claim yet another victim: Toys R Us. Anyone got any special Toys R Us memories?

I remember experiencing the Red Pain that was the VirtualBoy at my local TRU. Saw Mario 64 for the first time there, too. I also remember picking out Link to the Past there and having my dad ask me if I was sure that was the game I wanted (thank goodness I said yes!)

Okay, so that's mostly video game memories. Toys R Us also had a great plastic/rubber toy smell all the time.. so.. that's pretty special... right?

Anyway, it's the end of an era, which is sad. Reminisce here.

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Old Sep. 19, 2017, 11:40 PM   #2
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I heard the news this morning! Couldn't believe it.

When my brother and I were little, my mom would always take us just to wander around the store for something to do. She would let me go into the stuffed animals aisle, which was literally lined with stuffed animals. When she wasn't looking I would crawl into the piles and just stay there while she looked for me.
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Old Sep. 20, 2017, 05:40 AM   #3
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Default Re: Toys R Us :(

It made the news over here as well, though I think the UK division is still carrying on for now. I mostly remember getting an awful lot of Lego sets from there, and my parents complaining every time my brother and I asked to go.
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Old Sep. 20, 2017, 06:38 AM   #4
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It's just Chapter 11. They were saying on the radio yesterday that it doesn't mean they're shutting down, and that a big part of it was some bad loans they took out in 06 rather than Amazon killing them specifically.
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Old Sep. 20, 2017, 03:34 PM   #5
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Default Re: Toys R Us :(

My dad was a manager of a Toys R Us when i was a kid so i have spend some time in a Toys R Us store, my Brother also worked there in high school and college. The last thing I remember buying there was a Jet Black Gamecube and a copy of Rogue Squadron that my Brother reserved for me on launch day.
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Old Sep. 21, 2017, 09:02 PM   #6
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Default Re: Toys R Us :(

Your dad managed a Toys R Us?? That must have been amaaaziing.

Nioht: You are way more educated on this topic than me. Would be nice if this wasn't the end of the chain. Although, the last thing I bought there was Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages when they came out back in 2001.
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Old Sep. 22, 2017, 03:56 PM   #7
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I actually have never been inside a Toys Are Us.
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Old Sep. 22, 2017, 07:51 PM   #8
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So we have you to thank for this.
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Old Sep. 23, 2017, 11:37 AM   #9
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toys just get in the way of business and productivity

looking forward to the new store chain replacing it, Office Supplies R Us
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Old Sep. 23, 2017, 05:17 PM   #10
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Office Supplies R Us also filing chapter 11
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it was bound to happen, most people just download their office supplies now
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Old Sep. 23, 2017, 09:50 PM   #12
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im pretty sure its spelled toys Я us
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Old Sep. 27, 2017, 04:40 PM   #13
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I never really went to any as they didn't have one near where I live.
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Old Oct. 20, 2017, 08:46 PM   #14
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I used to ride my bike back in the day a few miles to the Toys R Us round the way to play video games they had set up at demo kiosks... good times
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