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A Sad Farewell Toys R Us

A Sad Farewell Toys R Us

Farewell Toys R Us

The time for Toys R Us has now past. Being a Toys R Us kid myself it is sad to think that the new generation will not get the awe and sense of wonder when you first enter a giant toy store. I mean nothing but toys! Sure there are Walmart, Target and such stores with a few isles of toys. That first time walking through those Toys R Us doors and know there is nothing but toys just for you in every aisle was an amazement for a kid. It was a store just for kids!Toys R Us A Sad Farewell to Toys R Us. This will be the first Christmas without them. They will be missed. #ToysRUs #toys #games #children #kids #play #fun #classicgames #boardgames

With online, a kid doesn’t get to experience that feeling. The parents do the search, click buy and it shows up a few days later. Nothing special!yahtzee board game

You don’t get those special days where your mom and dad give you $20.00 bucks and say pick out whatever you want. Go through those isles touching and playing with the toys on the shelf was simply pure joy. It was a right of passage. Sure Walmart and target have dedicated isles but I’m talking about a store the size of Walmart and Target full of nothing but toys. Those other stores only have 4-5 aisles of toys. It’s not the board game Toys R Us was a special place. A kid-friendly place where kids of all sizes were welcome. I remember 6-foot tall shelves loaded from top to bottom with every board game imaginable and there where 2 or 3 aisles of them.clue board game


Then when Nintendo first came out there were isles and isles of nothing but games and consoles. Every game released was on those walls. JUST NINTENDO! This was before Playstation or XBox.

It’s sad it’s gone. It will be missed. It is how the modern day is moving. Fewer stores, Less seeing the product in person, Less leaving the house and more sitting in pajamas buying online. Everything at your fingertips. In a way a lazier lifestyle.clue zelda I guess all this online shopping has at least saved the postal system from going under. When the email program came out it took most of the there money away from postage. Now they ship more boxes then letters for more money. I guess that’s a plus to online shopping.

It was a way to spend time with your kid. Divorced parents spend time shopping with you in your happy place.clue zelda board game

A Little Too Late

I think Toys R Us made a major mistake like the rest of the older brand stores and thought the internet was a fad. There was no use for it. Boy, they were all wrong! I think like so many other companies they jumped on the bandwagon a little too late and it hurt them.

Once Amazon and places like them started their companies it was the beginning of the end. These stores are having a hard time keeping up with today’s society. Sears, JC Penney’s, Macy’s are hundred-year-old stores that were slow to change and late to the game. They are all having financial problems on the verge of bankruptcy.monoploy board game Toys R Us is sadly one of the first to close down forever. I am proud to say I’m a Geoffrey kid. I’m a Toys R Us kid. I was and I will never grow up or forget the greatest toys store there was.sorry board game

Lyrics to the Toys R Us Song

I don’t wanna grow up
I’m a Toys R’ Us kid
They’ve got a million toys at Toys R’ Us that I can play with

I don’t wanna grow up
I’m a Toys R’ Us kid
They’ve got the best for so much less
You’ll really flip your lid

From bikes
To Trains
To Video Games
It’s the biggest Toy Store there is

I don’t wanna grow up
Cause maybe if I did
I couldn’t be a Toys R’ Us kid
More games, more toys
Oh boy!
I wanna be a Toys R’ Us kid


Good-Bye Toys R Us! I will miss you!


I added links to classic board games in this post because I couldn’t leave it without something fun. Toys R Us websites still say remember to play!risk boad game

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