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2021-12-01 1:34:43 PM  
Just do the Spirit model.
 
2021-12-01 1:40:36 PM  
Can't wait for Sears to also come back in it's zombie version.
 
2021-12-01 1:41:05 PM  

NathanAllen: Can't wait for Sears to also come back in it's zombie version.


Its.
 
2021-12-01 2:07:41 PM  

NathanAllen: Can't wait for Sears to also come back in it's zombie version.


Sears is already the zombie version of Sears.
 
2021-12-01 2:24:31 PM  

NathanAllen: NathanAllen: Can't wait for Sears to also come back in it's zombie version.

Its.


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2021-12-01 2:47:27 PM  

Gene Masseth: NathanAllen: NathanAllen: Can't wait for Sears to also come back in it's zombie version.

Its.

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2021-12-01 2:49:59 PM  
Why isn't the second R backwards?
 
2021-12-01 3:02:02 PM  
Toys R Us was preparing to stage a comeback right when Covid started getting bad in the US.

Not surprised there was still some juice left in that resurrection stone they found.
 
2021-12-01 3:45:03 PM  
Naming a mall "American Dream" seems almost dystopian to me.

That said, spending money you don't have, on shiat you don't need has been the stand in for actual individual economic prosperity for some time now.

Want to achieve the American Dream? Never setting foot in that mall would be a start.
 
2021-12-01 3:57:17 PM  
Ah Toys R Us, the Chuck E. Cheese of toys stores.
 
2021-12-01 5:10:12 PM  

iaazathot: Ah Toys R Us, the Chuck E. Cheese of toys stores.


HEY! That's where I would get stuff like a SEGA CD and 32x on clearance for nothing with all the games
 
2021-12-01 5:17:13 PM  
I miss the idea of it more than the reality.

On more than one occasion, my now 8-year-old would ask to go there to spend some gift money. We'd wander around for an hour or so... and then he would ask me to take him to Target where he could actually find stuff he wanted.

I also remember in their final years they sold major brands like LEGO and Nerf higher than MSRP. The same LEGO sets would be cheaper at Barnes and Noble of all places than at a dedicated big box toy retailer.

My own childhood nostalgia aside... Yeah, I get why they failed.
 
2021-12-01 7:43:28 PM  

clkeagle: I miss the idea of it more than the reality.

On more than one occasion, my now 8-year-old would ask to go there to spend some gift money. We'd wander around for an hour or so... and then he would ask me to take him to Target where he could actually find stuff he wanted.

I also remember in their final years they sold major brands like LEGO and Nerf higher than MSRP. The same LEGO sets would be cheaper at Barnes and Noble of all places than at a dedicated big box toy retailer.

My own childhood nostalgia aside... Yeah, I get why they failed.


I liked Toys R Us for the selection.  For example, they carried all of the Hot Wheels individual track pieces (booster, curve, straight, loop, etc.) whereas Target/Walmart only carry the straight segments unless you want to buy one of the larger packs.
Toys R Us sucked because they carried too much shiat.  Why do you need a whole extra car aisle that is the cheap shiat that isn't Hot Wheels/Matchbox.
 
2021-12-02 1:43:56 PM  

NathanAllen: Can't wait for Sears to also come back in it's zombie version.


There's still a Sears near me that is pretty much this. I think it is only open as the upper two floors are a Primark store and I guess they pay Sears rent. It is so creepy and strange walking through...just a spartan selection of random merchandise (when it downsized, it didn't carry clothes and such, but now they have random clothing sections to fill the floor space. Most of the store used to be filled with mattresses, but it seems like they can't even acquire those to sell anymore).
 
2021-12-02 1:46:36 PM  
Just let it die already. They have tried multiple things since the main chain liquidated and none have amounted to much of anything. Various popup stores, and this holiday season, they have some half-assed Toys R Us branded sections inside Macy's. Setting up a store in a pretty much dead mall isn't going to change anything. There is just no market for a big box mass market toy store anymore. It would have made more sense for a store like Best Buy to pick up the brand and make it a department in their stores, since mostly every kid above the age of like 3 or 4 wants electronics to play with.
 
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