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Toys 'R' Us to liquidate - all 800 stores to be sold/closed, up to 33,000 jobs lost

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This last Christmas was the first time I did ALL of my holiday shopping online. It was very nice not dealing with the mess of people everywhere. It would be sad for me to see Toys r Us go since I went there all the time as a kid.  Times change though :/ 

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Sad.  They have been excellent for baby stuff... I've visited them more in the last month than my entire life. 

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I posted something similar last time we had a doom and gloom Toys R Us thread, but damn, that place was basically heaven on earth when I was kid. A whole place with nothing but toys! When your parents took you, it was sensory overload with all the awesome stuff you wanted. The excitement you got when your parents said they would take you to get a new toy. Going to pick out new Hot Wheels, new GI Joes, new WWF figure.

 

The best of course was new video game time. Picking up that paper slip and bringing it to the front. Getting your new game. Opening the box and reading the manual on the way home. It was like Christmas every time you go to to go. 

 

RIP in Peace tumblr_n3veb3IC7R1qjczzio1_400.gif

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:cry: I loved that place as a child even though the game setup was so odd (pictures and tickets). I always felt it must have been amazing working in the secure room where you pick up your game after buying. Just seeing copies of old Nes & Genesis games stacked to the roof in there was amazing.

 

On the flip side,

I wonder if I'll be able to get some sweet sweet sales on Legos. 

 

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Crazy, the Canadian side might last out a bit longer.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/toys-r-us-says-canadian-stores-will-stay-open-even-as-u-k-operations-shutter-1.3842949

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15 minutes ago, Dodger said:

I posted something similar last time we had a doom and gloom Toys R Us thread, but damn, that place was basically heaven on earth when I was kid. A whole place with nothing but toys! When your parents took you, it was sensory overload with all the awesome stuff you wanted. The excitement you got when your parents said they would take you to get a new toy. Going to pick out new Hot Wheels, new GI Joes, new WWF figure.

 

The best of course was new video game time. Picking up that paper slip and bringing it to the front. Getting your new game. Opening the box and reading the manual on the way home. It was like Christmas every time you go to to go. 

 

RIP in Peace tumblr_n3veb3IC7R1qjczzio1_400.gif

 

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The last time I went to Toys 'R' Us I bought my friends kid a bunch of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures that were on sale for his birthday almost 4 years ago. He was hit by a car and passed away just a few weeks after his birthday. 

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My wife was just at TRU yesterday. I don't know where else I'd go to pick up a Little Tikes Cozy Coup, same day. The other big box retailers like Target and Walmart don't like taking up valuable shelf space with those large, relatively cheap toys. This is depressing.

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1 hour ago, therockdltj said:

The last time I went to Toys 'R' Us I bought my friends kid a bunch of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures that were on sale for his birthday almost 4 years ago. He was hit by a car and passed away just a few weeks after his birthday. 

Damn that's sad :cry::rose:

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The weird thing about all of this is that they are apparently profitable if they could get rid of their debt payments (at least that's how it was reported last year). I guess they couldn't get their debt re-negotiated? Also, apparently their baby side is a really great place for parents.

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I still remember the story when they closed they Times Square TRU with the Ferris wheel. :( 

 

 

 

 

Man, there was nothing better than taking that slip of paper and exchanging it for a video game.

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2 hours ago, chakoo said:

On the flip side,

I wonder if I'll be able to get some sweet sweet sales on Legos. 

I can practically 100% guarantee that you will NOT be getting any "sweet sweet sales" on Legos during liquidation.

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Some liquidation company will be brought in to manage the final sales (if Sears is any example), and it's possible that prices might even go up over some periods as they try to reclaim as much money as they can.

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53 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

The weird thing about all of this is that they are apparently profitable if they could get rid of their debt payments (at least that's how it was reported last year). I guess they couldn't get their debt re-negotiated? Also, apparently their baby side is a really great place for parents.

The baby section was a lifesaver if you needed something in a pinch like more bottles (cause none of the fucking brands worked together) or wanted to go through and make sure you had everything you needed for the baby, cause you will forget something otherwise.

 

I'm so glad I got to use my 25% discount on a new car seat last week.

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