Daily Discussion with BQB – Toys R Us is Closing

Ahem.  Mi mi mi mi mi!  Here we go…

“I don’t want to grow up.  I’m a Toys R Us kid!  There’s a million toys at Toys R Us that I can play with!  From bikes to trains to video games, it’s the biggest toy store there is!  I don’t want to grow up, cuz maybe if I did, I couldn’t be a Toys R Us kid!”

Thank you. I’m here all week.  Tip your waitresses.

Sad news, 3.5 readers.  I can tell you, as an 80s kid, it was quite the awesome experience to visit a Toys R Us.  I’m not sure today’s kids got it as much because toys are everywhere. Long before Amazon, I felt big stores with big toy sections like Wal-Mart were seriously cutting into Toys R Us’ action.  I assume Amazon and online shopping did too, though I read an article stating the company also had debt problems.

So…alas, another iconic retail chain bites the dust.  Will you visit your local Toys R Us for one last spin amongst the toys?

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5 thoughts on “Daily Discussion with BQB – Toys R Us is Closing

  1. ours is already closing if not closed. Heck, they may be knocking the building down in the next few weeks. Everybody’s been talking about it lately, but we kept hearing it would be happening since before Christmas.

    • More and more stores going out of business. Part of me is ok with it. I’d rather someone schlep my stuff to my house rather than go, pick it out, carry it back and schlep it inside.

  2. sledpress says:

    As an official Old Bat(tm), I can say that I have no nostalgia here. By the time TRU showed up, all my dolls and dinosaur models were on the shelf… I won’t say in what relationship. And I was inclined to see the Giraffe Place as a special hell full of screeching goblins below the age of reason. Now if they would only shutter “Babies R Us.” A world without babies would be so boss.

    • I thought you were going to say you played with dinosaurs…bah ha ha! I’m so funny. Sorry, that’s no way for me to treat one of my longtime 3.5 reader club members. Smelly as babies may be, I think we need them as without them, there wouldn’t be a world. It’s too bad Babies R Us won’t carry on as there aren’t that many stores where parents can get all their baby needs under one roof.

      • sledpress says:

        Dinos rock; babies suck. Waiting for the evolutionary moment when everyone can be born around age eleven. Preferably from an egg like on Barsoom.

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