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Old 04-13-2018, 05:47 PM   #1
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As most of you already may know, the world's biggest and best toy store, Toys R Us, will close it's doors for good by the end of this month, if not already.

I can't help but be saddened as it'l be the end of an era. I fondly remember the times I went there as a kid, which were few and far between because I grew up in a small Midwestern town that didn't have one. It took a trip to the big city 2 hours a way to be able to visit one. So, going to Toys R Us was a huge deal for me.

So, it's with tears in my eyes, and a heavy heart, that I bid this fond childhood mecca a final goodbye.

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I was so sad to read that. I have my fingers crossed the Canadian branch doesn't go down as well, but I suspect it's only a matter of time.
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I bought some stuff there last week. Toys R Us was too expensive for my family when I was a kid. We would sometimes get gift cards for there. We usually went to KB toys which closed years ago.

4 years ago I went there and bought two spongebob items. I spent $60. So I can understand that people want to shop at Walmart and Target because itís less expensive.

Itís sad though.
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I forgot about this I am ashamed to say. I had meant to call and find out what the percentage off was going to be on Transformers before my last payment and totally forgot.
I have found a lot of cool stuff at TRU. I bought my first Mega Man game for my NES there, several TG16 games and cool toys.
I got four or five TF G1 reproductions there back when they were an exclusive item. This really saddens me too. I also miss KB Toys and Tons of Toys.
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:43 PM   #6
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I have nice memories of shopping at Toys R Us for or with my kids when they were little. I bought their very first toys there. Lots of toys, gifts, games, party goods, over the years.

But I haven't been there for many years. I'm glad I have the nice memories.
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I often took my daughter there. It was just as painful when Borders got closed because we went there every Sunday. All my daughterís childhood stores are closing. I think we are entering new era. All online/digital/steaming etc
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As most of you already may know, the world's biggest and best toy store, Toys R Us, will close it's doors for good by the end of this month, if not already.

I can't help but be saddened as it'l be the end of an era. I fondly remember the times I went there as a kid, which were few and far between because I grew up in a small Midwestern town that didn't have one. It took a trip to the big city 2 hours a way to be able to visit one. So, going to Toys R Us was a huge deal for me.

So, it's with tears in my eyes, and a heavy heart, that I bid this fond childhood mecca a final goodbye.



I always enjoyed their christmas comercials!. they were very entertaining.

I don't remember ever going their, though we certainly lived near one.

I know what you mean though.

you never think it's going to close, right?

that's like me and woolworths

woolworths was my childhood, so... when that closed it was quite hard
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Oh, shattered sanity, don't even get me started on Woolworth's. That place was an awesome part of my childhood. Loved that store!
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i always preferred to support the small independent stores.

I don't recall even seeing a Toys R Us until a few years ago.

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