Toys R Us closing multiple US stores! 3-15-2018 - all stores expected to close

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  1. Inanimate Carbon Rodimus

    Inanimate Carbon Rodimus In Rod We Trust

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    Spotted at my local TRU

    Edit - My other local TRU has 14 days left
     

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  2. all are dead

    all are dead Being a nerd is my game.

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    My Local TRU is finally winding down, looking sad. Only TF left was Grotesque. They still had about 25-30. Now marked down to 10 bucks.
     
  3. Optimus423

    Optimus423 Toys"R"Us Veteran

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  4. Sportimus

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  5. mcart

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    Not even Grotusque, the TF section was so empty I thought I was in Walmart.

    All TFs gone, replaced with a wall of minions!
     
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  6. Shepard Prime

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    I just came back from mine and there's nooooo TFs. Even the RiD cheap combiners were bought up. I waited too long to go back after picking up some other stuff on my last TRU visit. It's honestly sad to see the store the way it is. The bikes are even gone. :( 
     
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    Went to 2 of my local toys r us one had 1 liege maximo and legion springload the other had a full row of liege maximo and 1 cloudburst the other thing they had was walkie talkies
     
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    Damn I would have bought at least 10 of them.
     
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  9. Aimless Misfire

    Aimless Misfire BUMBLEBEE MUST DIE!

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    All the Transformers were wiped out from my TRU before the going out of business sales even started.
     
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  10. Gamerlingual

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  11. Sinestro00

    Sinestro00 Black Smoke Rising

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  12. WishfulThinking

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

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    That confirms what I've been saying all along regarding Larian. His lowball offer was rejected because there are other potentially better offers on the table. In this case, it looks like everything is going to auction and the courts think they'll get more from that due to so many participants.
     
  13. Gamerlingual

    Gamerlingual Officially licensed OS KO of Scourgatron TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh, so maybe I presented a good article of hope after all?
     
  14. WishfulThinking

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

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    Kind of...

    Just because the name and giraffe are acquired by a company doesn't mean it will be used, unfortunately. For what it's worth, Larian stated he would've at least tried to retain TRU in it's current form to a lesser capacity. We have no idea what the intentions are of these unknown buyers. Not to mention that TRU is being sold at auction in bits rather in in some form of whole.

    But the fact that there's A LOT of interest means there's at least someone in there that probably wants to capitalize on the TRU name and will try to bring back TRU in some kind of retail capacity.
     
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  15. G.B. Blackrock

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    Well, at the very least, it means that there isn't going to be any "keeping TRU open." All of the existing stores WILL close by the end of the month. What might happen is that a new company under the TRU name opens sooner rather than later. Maybe they'll even be able to use some of the existing properties.

    But there will be a clear discontinuity between TRU now and "new TRU," if and when such comes to pass.

    Kind of like what happened with Hostess.
     
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    It is going to be interesting. Many old TRU locations will sit vacant for a long time, since few companies have the resources to properly use them (and the ones that do have those type of resources don't want or need them). I suspect a "new" TRU would revive or replace/relocate about a third amount of U.S. based stores at most. And the earliest they could get it to happen would be early 2020 (maybe Christmas 2019 if they were really competent). It would take at least that amount of time to deal with the legal issues surrounding the old companies collapse and get supply chains organized and stores redesigned/remodeled. It is vaguely possible to conceive of it happening, how the Kaybee "revival" works out will probably give us more indications about a "new" TRU's chances.

    Or the TRU brand could wind up merging with something like Barnes & Noble/Gamestop or purchased by a company like Target (I doubt Walmart would acknowledge its existence) and basically just be a logo by their toy area.

    +-MWG-+
     
  17. TFXProtector

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    Went to two today. Good grief, it was depressing. All of the back aisles destroyed and all of their content pushed to the front. All of the product just haphazardly sitting on pegs and shelves, but still trying to squeeze as much revenue as they can out of the items. In fact, I bought my son two toy vehicles that were supposed to be $3.99 a piece, but they rang up at $5.99. Seeing how pitiful everything and everyone was, I couldn't bring myself to complain and just added one more receipt to the memory pile. Son's happy with them, so that's really all that matters.

    I will say it's kind of crappy that the powers that be turned down the air conditioning. It's just barely tolerable in there and the staff looks like they're ready to faint.
     
  18. tigatron2002

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    may swing by mine later today to see if there are any nerf guns left. thats really all id be interested in at this point
     
  19. artimus prime

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    It's sad that my three year-old knows what the liquidation signs are for. He saw them at Sears today and told me that they're going to close too just like mama's work (tru).
     
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  20. Inanimate Carbon Rodimus

    Inanimate Carbon Rodimus In Rod We Trust

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    Mine haven’t lowered prices any further, but a lot of stuff has moved out. Except Star Wars and whatever Yokai Watch is - they still have TONS of that crap that won’t sell.

    My local stores also have signs saying they won’t take cash payments after the 24th. What’s up with that?
     

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