Today marks a dark chapter in the history of retail. The final Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores will be closing in the US. In the past Toys R us was the hottest place to buy iconic toys such as: Star Wars, Barbie, Atari, Nintendo, Power wheels, Polly Pocket, WWF action figures and board games galore. When i was a little boy my grandma mainly went there to buy Holiday Barbie dolls as Toys R Us until Walmart rose up was one of the only stores to carry exclusive Barbies for the Holiday Season. Sadly to say even for the 90's pre Walmart dominance era Toys R Us was seen as expensive compared to Kmart, Target and Walmart as well as other Discount chains. However, most millennials and GenX ers and Y ers still hold Toys R Us in high regard for childhood memories. So from all the old Toys R us Kids who enjoyed the memories, we say so long and Rest In Peace to Geoffrey the Giraffe and Toys R Us.
At least the Store in Raleigh,NC went out on a good note