Geoffrey’s Toy Box Is The New Toys R Us

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  1. atomD21

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    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. 
     
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    I try to buy everything online as well but sometimes you end up paying more, especially on eBay..
     
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    so it's the michael bay version of toys r us?
     
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    Well, with far fewer explosions...
     
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    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
     
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    Michael Bay's Toys R Us:
     
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    Didnt TRU have specially branded Geoffrey stores back around 2001-03? I remember one in Texas back then.
     
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    So its going to be a toy store inside a store that already sells toys? Thats lame.
     
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    Are TRU’s owners running this or did Meijer just buy the giraffe to slap on their existing toy aisle?
     
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    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.
     
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    Not going to be viable much longer thanks to Quill being overturned.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Well, that got me excited! :D 
     
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    And so they kept the insipid giraffe. A sad legacy of sad times.
     
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    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.
     
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    What\'s even the *point* of a store within a store like this. 
     
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    This sounds like an offbrand item 
     
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    Wei jiang announces oversized improved Toys R Us "Giraffe Toy Box"
     
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    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).
     
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