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  1. 3 points
    Art_de_Cat

    Toys R US shutting down

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/14/news/companies/toys-r-us-closing-stores/index.html?sr=fbCNN031418companies0635PMStory It looks like Toys R Us is closing down. Even though we didnt have one in my earliest years, still have memories when it finally did arrive during the snes years. Sad to see it go, suprised it is happening in a way. What are your thoughts? Will you be a TrU kid for life? Favorite memory? Share and discuss
  2. 2 points
    Kezay

    Toys R US shutting down

    First year I started working there was the year Wii came out. I started working in September and managed to save up enough cash by launch date to go completely HAM with software and accessories alongside the console. It was one of my first major purchases and my bro and I even lined up at around 4am just to preorder the thing when they went live and I'll never forget that we got the second to last preorder so we got there just in time. I was pretty proud of myself for being able to manage that since the timing with being hired was perfect. Since then it has been an adventure learning and moving my way around and up in the store and making friends of coworkers that I will remember for a lifetime. Never expected to be there as long as I have and I'm really disappointed that this is how things have to end. I fear more for the people who have created careers and had their lives centered around the company to support themselves and now they're gonna be back on the job hunt. Some of these people have been with the company for 25+ years, starting their work when I was still in elementary school. Back when buying games required you to take tickets up to a booth to get a copy because they didn't yet establish a dedicated electronics department (RZone). it's rough and I'm not looking forward to the reactions my fellow coworkers and customers alike will have over the next few months as the reality of things slowly start to settle in as the shelves empty out and the building slowly becomes little more than an open warehouse.
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    Arvis

    Toys R US shutting down

    Must have been all the Palutena amiibo they overstocked. Damn you NIntendo! in all seriousness, sad to see them go. I loved that store as a kid--I'd remember spending my allowance on a new Lego set every few weeks as a kid and they had like E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. I probably would have bought stuff there regularly--like their amiibo--if I happened to live close to one as an adult. I also am thinking about how I'll never see my niece old enough to go into a store and have their eyes light up at the sight of all the toys--like, idk, amazon won't have the same effect being pictures. This is the new era of online stores I suppose, and specialized retail may be a thing of the past. RIP TRU, you'll be missed.
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    Yeah, that portable factor at work. Take advantage what those don't got and flaunt it.
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    DLurkster

    Toys R US shutting down

    @KefkaFFVIWell said. As for me my fondest memories as kid with TRU up here in the true north is playing SM64 at the kiosk in the video game section. What I didn't know then that same Christmas, I would get N64 and I think it was at the TRU and same day I played SM64 too. Just didn't get SM64, I bought my first game at local rental video and video game store similar to blockbuster (we had blockbuster up here in Canada) but called Rogers Videos. I end up getting Mischief Maker, thought it was dumb game by the box art but its a hidden gem of game. I have other memories but that is the one memory that stand out and where I also bought my Wii from. (not from the same location where I got the N64) I have quite story behind that waiting in the cold of March 31, 2007 .(a day before April fool)
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    Finally caught dis guy... I opened the app and it was the first PKMN that spawned. ^o^ It's the first one I've ever seen in the wild.
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    Chrom

    Fire Emblem Cipher: Series 12

    About the next tourney promos, I'm not sure what's going on with them. They actually just released the monthly tourney pages on the official site, but they're currently provisional and haven't revealed the cards yet. A bit strange since I don't recall that happening before. But to be sure, there certainly will be promos for next month. We get another SR reveal today, Ishtar from Jugdral! After three other sets of yellow, she finally debuts in the card game. She makes use of the mighy Mjölnir tome, manipulating the opponent's own bonds and gaining strength tied to how many of them have already been flipped down. Against decks which spend heavily on their resources, Ishtar brings down the thunder! I'll be able to make aside some time to watch a bit of this weekend's livestream. Looking forward to it! Wonder if there'll be any additional news on Series 14?
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    Eliwoodman12

    Toys R US shutting down

    Two months ago, my local/childhood one was announced for closure as part of the 180 stores stated for closure to help TRU get out of financial trouble. It was actually a pretty rough patch for me, accepting that my childhood store was closing, where there were so many memories with Pokemon, Yugioh, campouts, midnight releases, etc with friends and family and the fact I won't be able to go back to that store and make new memories while still having nostalgia from the old ones still bothers me. I accepted that if closing down a few stores such as my local one, could potentially result in saving other stores and the franchise, then I would be ok in the long run. But two months later, everything is going just like Blockbuster (something I still miss to this day) and I am honestly shocked that this came so soon. I thought that the company would try and rebrand itself, shutting down stores, becoming more prominent online, lowering prices in aspects, etc. What was the point of announcing 180 store closures to help their brand if all they would do is just have the white flag and give up all of their US and UK stores two months later? Makes no sense to me. I guess they figured they would be screwed no matter what. What's even more annoying about this is that 33,000 people are losing their jobs because of this. That's so many and I feel so badly for those people. I also feel badly for the collectors and casual ToysRus customers who don't have this store to turn to anymore. I think what's shocking the most was that this was really the only toy store left. Now we have Walmart and Amazon, which I hate both. People did complain about the high prices about TRU, but they price matched. They also had great exclusives for many franchises. I have no idea what this means for the toy industry now. Hasbro and Mattel are struggling and I really want to know where and how companies will distribute their products without TRU. Times are changing. Like I said it is like Blockbuster. No one wants to go out and physically get things anymore. It's just online now and it's making people lazier. Though digital movies imo is a great thing, though I wish we had the stores like Blockbuster still to rent from. Also parents are giving kids tablets now with games at such an earlier age. It's like they are gonna have cell phones at 6 years old. I think what kind of bugs me the most at the moment, is that if I do have kids, they won't be able to cherish, let alone walk in a toy store ever. Based on nostalgia, Blockbuster and TRU are my two favorite stores and they will always be held dearly to me. It sucks personally that my two favorite stores had to go. I really wonder if Gamestop will be next, but that's a different topic for a different thread. For now, just gotta say thank you to TRU, to all the employees and to all the people who supported it through the years. Hopefully a smaller toy store chain will emerge out of this. I read that a different buyer was looking to purchase the Canadian locations along with 200 US stores so I'll hold out hope for that. But we will see.
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    Ridley Prime

    Toys R US shutting down

    Not only will it be missed for the memories it left us, but there’ll be another group of people without work, which sucks for the thousands that’ll be out of a job with retail’s days being numbered, or at least losing the presence it once had. I have a cousin whose worked at Toys R Us for years because he liked being there, but now.... Technology evolving is wonderful but at the same time sucks.
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