A photo of unprecedented sadness; when all laughter died in sorrow.

Joined: July 28th, 2008, 3:27 am

July 2nd, 2018, 4:46 pm #1

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Joined: October 24th, 2007, 10:03 pm

July 2nd, 2018, 9:34 pm #2

Gone 🦒 with the bottom line.💸
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Joined: August 18th, 2004, 6:37 pm

July 3rd, 2018, 2:45 am #3

I would take my daughters to ToysR us when they were younger. It was always a fun trip. Hard to believe that they along with all the other toy stores are gone.
Clifford Bossie

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July 3rd, 2018, 12:11 pm #4

As a family, we have wonderful memories of going on Toys R'Us ventures.  

But the store was never really a profitable venture, then it became abysmally mis-managed. Never adapted and put real estate interests above the purpose of the store.

But interestingly, we are returning to the pre-TR'Us environment when toys were a department in a larger stores. The toy department at Macy's is now the Toy department at Target. There are still independent toy sellers. We have a toy store in our town.  Young kids need to see toys. On-line buying does not necessarily work. Remember TR'Us was the reason small toy stores went under and Macy's closed its toy department.
Steven “Modeldad” Eisenman

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Joined: July 28th, 2008, 3:27 am

July 3rd, 2018, 2:37 pm #5

I remember when Department stores such as Sears, Woodys, JC Penny’s and even Korvettes had decent toy departments with a selection of bikes as well. All of that has moved to Walmart and Target. Maybe the specialized toy department and/or toy store will make a comeback; I know that when I want to buy a kid a great toy, I will not go online or to Target; I seek the time and advice of someone knowledgeable about the toy (trains, RC, or tricycles); toys will not become obsolete despite the surge in video games. Kids between 1-11 still need toys that encourage creativity and fun.
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Joined: January 2nd, 2007, 11:56 pm

July 4th, 2018, 3:01 pm #6

When I saw this my mind instantly heard the sad music:

"And in the streets, the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken, The church bells all were broken"

Don McLean may have hidden Toys'R'Us somewhere in the American Pie lyrics.
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