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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
Except they aren't closing any stores as of yet.
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and here we have another case of remains from the horrors of obamafail and nothing more. I've seen many articles recently regarding bankruptcy because they can't handle it anymore. sure there is the toys section, but there were clothing and babies as they tried to suck in more money and failed. what doesn't help is the prices, all the stores I entered were always busy, but so pricey too. so, that could be a problem as well.
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17

gornotck wrote:

Maybe they should have focused on toys instead of trying to spread out to clothes and babies. Maybe it's just a business ploy, as businesses file chapter 11 all the time.


I think the baby market is far more lucrative than the toy market these days. In my town, Toys R Us is a ghost town. But Babies R Us is thriving.
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
Unsurprising. I've long noticed their drop in merchandise, and have seen stores closing in quite a few states.
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Coming up next Funimation files for chapter 11
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Posted 9/21/17 , edited 9/21/17
Is there any stores that just sell toys? I think they all went out.

My town had several. The last one standing it Toys R Us. It was built in the early 90s when that part of the town was the most happening place to be. Everything was there. Now other areas of the town have built up and the "cool place to be" is practically deserted. It could also be a location issue, since brick and mortar is going by the wayside. I think its a combination of things that killed Toys R Us. Not just one.
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Posted 9/21/17 , edited 9/21/17

gornotck wrote:

Maybe they should have focused on toys instead of trying to spread out to clothes and babies. Maybe it's just a business ploy, as businesses file chapter 11 all the time.


Yep, that does spring to mind:
It's a combination of becoming both TOO big, TOO diversified and then too chain-overbuilt as the market moved more online.

With more online and computer options, there isn't the market for toys that there was in the toy-TV 80's, and the parents that do look for Frozen, Lego or Hatchimals already find it at Target--
In fact, Target already seems to be the main "go-to" chain in the public's mind for data numbers on what toys sell at Christmas, even more than Amazon or ToysRUs.com, simply because parents aren't being as discerning in where they go for their kids.
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Posted 9/21/17 , edited 9/22/17
Grew up poor so no Toys R Us visits from me, childhood safe!!
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I saw the store logo when i drove by but never went into one before so...

Toys are not as popular now a day.. kids are spending more times on their phones/tablets now a day..
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Posted 9/25/17 , edited 9/25/17
Toys R Us is still booming in other countries America is where it's shutting down.

Guess they managed to fuck it up somehow
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Posted 9/25/17 , edited 9/25/17
The writing was on the wall for this company years ago when it ruined Christmas for a lot of people. Their online store was so disorganized that several people who placed orders in November didn't get their stuff delivered in time for Christmas. In any case, it has been a long time since I last shopped at Toys R Us (and I think I was in high school the last time I ever shopped there). My parents bought a lot of stuff for me back when I was a kid, but now that Amazon, Target, Walmart, and other places are selling toys that there's just no need for a toys-only store these days, especially one that still has physical locations. While it is quite sad to see a piece of my childhood starting to disappear, it was something that I have have been expecting to happen with the different climate today when it comes to retail markets.
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Posted 9/25/17 , edited 9/25/17
Given how other specialty box stores have been struggling, can't say I'm surprised. I remember being amazed the first time or two I went there as a kid, but going there was always out of the way and way out of my allowance range.
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Back in the day Toys R Us was the only real place you could get any toy you wanted in one place. Eventually Walmart took over and now it's online price matching that will make them go out of business. Totally agree that most of their merchandise was overly expensive to begin with, this could be yet another reason for this. The bigger question is who buys them out (if anyone).
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Posted 9/25/17 , edited 9/26/17

IngramIV wrote:

Coming up next Funimation files for chapter 11


I'll ruin your fun and say that wont happen unless Sony files for Chapter 11 and that wont happen anytime soon.
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Posted 9/25/17 , edited 9/26/17
When you think about it, stores like Hobby Lobby is going strong but places like Toys R Us are closing down.

And consider Hobby Lobby is on a niche market. I looked at their website and wonder how that company survive with only those products.

Toys R Us is a mass market (not sure if I used the correct word) but they filed bankruptcy.

Maybe mismanagement on Toys R Us.
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