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Toys 'R' Us memories

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Juke Skywalker, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Lucky you. I saw a sign for a new toy shop opening in the same mall where our TRU was - 'Toy Bauhaus'. I took a look at their website and it looks like the only SW items they would stock are Lego. They don't list Hasbro among their brands on offer. So I guess they probably won't get any of my money when they open.
     
  2. whostheBossk

    whostheBossk Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Took a selfie buying what may be my last TRU purchase..and it was a good one..an AT-ACT marked down 50%. This store is going to be missed. I plan on being there on the 30th, anyone else?
     
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  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    BBC News

    And Australia's TRU stores are now to close since they couldn't find a buyer. (Babies R Us as well). No date given but if you are there and have a gift card or voucher they will generally be accepted til July 5. So get shopping!
     
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  4. Drac39

    Drac39 Force Ghost star 6

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    Never really had much use for ToysRUs in the heyday of my collecting as they were overpriced. I do remember it being very fun when I was very little. I had a lot of fun hunting for a POTF2 Yoda(which I never did manage to find as a kid)
     
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  5. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    CNN Story - Best Buy to expand their toy section and redesign the toy pages on their website to try to pick up TRU customers. If you have a store near you it might be worth keeping an eye out there.
     
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  6. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost star 6

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  7. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Article mentions stores in Europe. I wonder if it will return to the UK?
     
  8. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost star 6

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    May 23, 2002
    I'm sure it's coming back w/o the space slug who willingly sold off the company in the first place.
     
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  9. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    One of my favorite memories is of the many times my grandma would take my brother and I to TRU and we'd wait in line before the store opened. It was a regular thing to have people waiting like that for SW stuff. Then we'd get our haul and come back home, some we opened, others we kept in the box that we are still in possession of today.

    I was a kid at the time, but now that I look back, there were plenty of adults as well who would race down those aisles to see what new SW toys were available. That must have been a cool time to be a collector as an adult.

    I'm also glad that Force Friday these past several years has given a lot of SW fans some last opportunities to shop at TRU before it went out of business. I know at the time of the news a lot of people my age had said that they can't even remember the last time they were in one. So I'm glad I was able to.
     
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  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    First time I went to a TRU here in the UK was when I had to go to our Hayes office for a meeting. There was one not far from the office so I stopped on my way home. First thing I saw was a Jango Fett Room Alarm. (Bought). I also managed to get Ephant Mon there.
     
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  11. My young Padawan

    My young Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 2

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    This is my favorite Toys “R” Us memory.
     
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