Geoffrey’s Toy Box Is The New Toys R Us

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by BenjaminXavier, Oct 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM.

  1. atomD21

    atomD21 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2014
    Posts:
    2,704
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    The Buckeye State
    Likes:
    +4,495
    I wonder if it will be Meijer. Their toy selection is usually ok, but nothing to sneeze at, and this would give them a major leg up over Target and Walmart with their seemingly renewed focus on toys. Of course, all they\'d really have to do is actually get stuff in stock more regularly and they\'d already be winning. 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. cire87

    cire87 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Posts:
    133
    Trophy Points:
    97
    Likes:
    +103
    I try to buy everything online as well but sometimes you end up paying more, especially on eBay..
     
  3. Fallout

    Fallout ꧁꧂

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Posts:
    15,718
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    tulsa, oklahoma
    Likes:
    +7,876
    Instagram:
    so it's the michael bay version of toys r us?
     
    • Like Like x 3
  4. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Posts:
    9,285
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    Likes:
    +5,436
    Well, with far fewer explosions...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. JazzIsBack

    JazzIsBack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Posts:
    1,752
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +333
    I know mortar sores are becoming obsolete but I live walking into the store and looking around, hopefully the people running it have learned from the mistakes
     
  6. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Posts:
    9,285
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    Likes:
    +5,436
    Michael Bay's Toys R Us:
     
  7. Toyzaremine

    Toyzaremine Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Posts:
    3,880
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Flo Rida
    Likes:
    +595
    Didnt TRU have specially branded Geoffrey stores back around 2001-03? I remember one in Texas back then.
     
  8. Rated X

    Rated X Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Posts:
    1,349
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +849
    So its going to be a toy store inside a store that already sells toys? Thats lame.
     
  9. RodimusRex

    RodimusRex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Posts:
    680
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +749
    Are TRU’s owners running this or did Meijer just buy the giraffe to slap on their existing toy aisle?
     
  10. GizmoTron

    GizmoTron Roobaticon Commander

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Posts:
    3,262
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +1,840
    Ebay:
    More like the owners of the giraffe are renting space inside of the future partner store (whether it's Meijer or someone else), and will basically run the toy section (backed with TRU brands) for the said retailer.

    Kind of like the Sephora in J.C. Penny, or the Subway inside of your local Wal-Mart, only with toys.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  11. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Posts:
    8,011
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Likes:
    +3,575
    Not going to be viable much longer thanks to Quill being overturned.
     
  12. G.B. Blackrock

    G.B. Blackrock Autobot Ally

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Posts:
    5,604
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +1,342
    Called "Geoffrey's Toys R Us" or something like that, I think. I could never discern any meaningful difference between stores so-branded and regular TRUs.
     
  13. Louise Belcher

    Louise Belcher Autobot loves Android

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2015
    Posts:
    449
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Location:
    Israel
    Likes:
    +281
    I wish Israeli Toys R Us would do so...our Toys R us haven't fully died, but it's defiantly not what it used to be. All the big stores got closed and now there's only small stores with limited overpriced selection, not to mention how messy the stores are.
     
  14. Stephanie Foraci

    Stephanie Foraci TFRID15Bumblebee

    Joined:
    May 10, 2017
    Posts:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    77
    Location:
    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 18301
    Likes:
    +184
    Twitter:
    Well, that got me excited! :D 
     
  15. Tanafor

    Tanafor Autobots at work

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2003
    Posts:
    215
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +89
    And so they kept the insipid giraffe. A sad legacy of sad times.
     
  16. Philip164

    Philip164 Board Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Posts:
    2,311
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +291
    Um... wasn't TRU a victim of a leveraged buyout, so Bain Capital that bought them could clean there debt, by transferring their debt to buy TRU, to TRU, then Profit from the expense of TRU.

    We need to give credit to the real sleazeballs.

    As to the article, it's amazing they still have some life left in them. And it's interesting with KB Toy's and TRU slated for comebacks, and a 80's nostalgia push form Hasbro (TF's and MLP) going on at similar times.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. StrifeZ

    StrifeZ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Posts:
    1,103
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +923
    Ebay:
    What\'s even the *point* of a store within a store like this. 
     
  18. Alexander Fedorychev

    Alexander Fedorychev yourboistinger

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2018
    Posts:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    47
    Location:
    Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania located on Cybertron
    Likes:
    +92
    YouTube:
    This sounds like an offbrand item 
     
  19. Fallout

    Fallout ꧁꧂

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Posts:
    15,718
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    tulsa, oklahoma
    Likes:
    +7,876
    Instagram:
    Wei jiang announces oversized improved Toys R Us "Giraffe Toy Box"
     
    • Like Like x 3
  20. G.B. Blackrock

    G.B. Blackrock Autobot Ally

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Posts:
    5,604
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +1,342
    To paraphrase the post above, presumably the same as the point of having a Sephora in J.C. Penney, or a Subway inside of a local Wal-Mart. These kinds of things aren't really all that uncommon. Indeed, I recall seeing exactly this kind of thing from toy store chains (when other toy store chains existed) within departments stores many years ago (KB within Sears during the Christmas season comes immediately to mind).
     
    • Like Like x 2

Share This Page