FAO Swartz to feature 84' Transformers

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by cartman5579, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. cartman5579

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    Wait, FAO is still in business?

    I thought they went bankrupt when they closed down the California store.
     
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    I used to work at the Houston store but I got fired for shooting a manager in the face with a nerf gun while he was trying to impress some high school chicks. Fun times.
     
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    Am I the only person who got all excited about the possibility of '84 toys being reissued?
     
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    hahahah there's nothin I don't like about this story
     
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    There's not much to it really. I visited FAO while I was at Toy Fair earlier this month in NYC and the whole display consist of those four figures a small card that gives a brief history of the Transformers franchise entering the US market in 84.

    I believe this is the only remaining FOA, it's near Times Square.

    Oh, and the Bumblebee figure had fallen over!
     
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    People thought that TRU(FAO's parent company) is expensive, wait till you step inside the store. It is beyond sticker shock.
     
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    Nope. I thought the same thing at first.
     
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    same
     
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    Neat-o! I've been to that store and it's lots o' fun. I recommend jumping around on the floor piano from BIG. That'll bring the kid out of even the most reserved adult in a heartbeat. :wink:  Seeing some '84 TF whilst there, however, would only serve to enhance the experience. Two :thumb  up to FAO on this! If I lived closer, I'd most definitely check it out.
     
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    Yup. Toys R Us bought them and then had a bunch of the stores shutdown (Read: All but 2). Several of their stores were actually in Macy's stores, but those all shutdown super fast because Macy's is a competitor with TRU so they kicked them out super fast.

    The "flagship" store in New York is still open because it is apparently one of the few that was ever profitable. It is the only remaining store open.
     
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    Sorry everyone, i tried to word it the same as the article. But for what its worth, thats exactly what i thought the article was implying as well.. haha
     
  15. G.B. Blackrock

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    It's worth noting that many TRU stores have FAO sections. That's how I got "Gary." (But scroll to the bottom of this link for why that name)
     
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    What makes this all the more weird, is the fact that I have never once seen Transformers for sale in that 5th Avenue FAO. It's like the one toy brand that they DON'T have a whole department devoted to. :inquisiti 

    zmog
     
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    I had a ongoing relationship with a Animatronic Tree at a FAO Schwartz here in Tampa. True Story!
     
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    Fao in NYC is a shadow of what I remember growing up. I miss the Lego displays and the giant Nintendo and genesis displays on the first floor. They don't even sell toys anymore, it's all boutique junk. At least the zoo across the street is the same as I remember.
     
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    I remember going there in 2005... it sucked.
     
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    I remember going to the store in Boston back after Terminator 3 came out. They had a section dedicated to pretty much every toy line that was out during that time. Transformers, G.I. Joe (Joe vs. Cobra), Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Gundam, Bionicle, LEGO, McFarlane Toys, Etc. I remember the prices were pretty damn high and I didn't bother buying anything there. The only good thing about the store was that due to the high prices, pretty much every toy line was fully stocked, with all the harder to find items present. Watching the crowds that came and went, it seemed like pretty much everyone who walked into the store was there to just look at the neat store setups and see what they had for sale since 90% of the stuff they were selling could be found elsewhere for far more reasonable prices. I remember in the left corner of the action figure section, they had a great section of Gundam toys. Lots of G Gundam stuff and the bigger items, like the big Grand Gundam, the boxed set G Gundam 2-packs, the Dark Gundam, etc. They had 2 or 3 boxed Perfect Grade RX-78 Gundam kits on a glass shelf for about $100 each. Looking back, I wish I bought one at the time.
     

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