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    More: Followup, Paramus, New Jersey, Retailing, Shopping mall, Shopping malls in New Jersey, Christmas and holiday season, Toys R Us, Mall of America, American Dream megamall  
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2021-12-01 1:41:05 PM  
3 votes:

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

2021-12-01 2:07:41 PM  
2 votes:

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 2:47:27 PM  
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Gene Masseth: NathanAllen: NathanAllen: Can't wait for Sears to also come back in it's zombie version.


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2021-12-01 3:45:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 7:43:28 PM  
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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.
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