Toys R Us could file for bankruptcy

Grizzmeister
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September 18th, 2017, 6:10 pm #1

Toys R Us could file for bankruptcy as soon as this week, sources say

This is really sad because that's where I bought my N64 about 21 years ago. The news comes as a surprise since I had no idea the company was in financial trouble. :blink:
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The White Falcon
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September 18th, 2017, 6:24 pm #2

I'm not surprised at all. Have you been in a TRU lately? They feel like relics from the 1990s.
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No64DD
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September 18th, 2017, 6:32 pm #3

Great. This will mean a precentage of the stores will close. Where else are we supposed to get an N64 Classic Edition?
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September 18th, 2017, 6:48 pm #4

Did the Villager Amiibo end up being a Toys R Us exclusive? :huh:
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September 18th, 2017, 6:57 pm #5

Our TRU is a vibrant store that is always busy. I think they will continue to operate (more of a restructuring than a cessation of business operations), but I really hope they do not go the way of Child World...anyone remember CW?!?
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September 18th, 2017, 7:08 pm #6

I remember Children's Palace.
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September 18th, 2017, 7:12 pm #7

I don't recall having any Child World stores in Maryland but we did have KB Toys which also ended up going out of business.

As chance would have it, I bought Street Fighter II Turbo at KB Toys really cheap in 1994 because apparently their buyer had overestimated demand. KB Toys was forced to drastically slash the game's price to clear inventory. Now all these years later I'm still a fighting game enthusiast as a result. :lol:
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September 18th, 2017, 7:24 pm #8

@No64DD: Apparently they were the same! I did not know that.

@Grizz: Ah, KB....so many of our original NES games from KB . . . like Baseball Stars. It was in our local mall and was always a zoo...but good times for sure. In my (original) home area, Child World closed, then TRU, then Babbages . . . KB survived them all!
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September 18th, 2017, 7:46 pm #9

Wow. I didn't know that. I know a few stood where a TRU now reside. For now. :-/


K.B. Toys was a zoo. It reminds me of the background noises in Doshin1. Like a bunch of wind up toys and back flipping dogs everywhere!
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September 19th, 2017, 2:55 pm #10

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/18/toys-r- ... uptcy.html

Not closing any stores as of yet, just reorganizing.
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