Toys R Us Lay out change!

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  1. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    Hey, been to all my TRU's recently and they all seem to have gone back to the old isle lay out over whatever they called the previous. Pretty cool!
     
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    havent been to a TRU (in Oregon) for about 2 years. But the Hawaii looked the same it did 5 years ago (the only thing that changed was the video games)
     
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    Thank God. I hope they all do it.
     
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    God I hope so, that layout they have been using for the last few years is beyond gay!!!
     
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    Does anyone remember the original layout? You walk in about center of the building and have to turn right and go ALL THE WAY DOWN. This was the "seasonal" stuff. Then you hit boards games. As you make the U Turn, to the left was sports cards and Starting Lineup. Usually in the damn middle of the aisle was one of those Hot Wheels bins. To the left began the aisles. Board Games down the whole first aisle. But they all split. Front half for about 6 or so aisles was sporting goods. Back half was video games, NES on the right, Sega on the left. Next few aisles I don't remember. Then I think it was toddler stuff. In the very back was a little playroom type deal where they had the imagination zone. Continuing the back aisles was die-cast cars.hot wheels then action figures. Then I think barbie/girls stuff. In front of the barbie stuff was party spplies. Hell if Ican remember what was in front of action figures but bikes were in front of hot wheels.

    How the hell I remember that is beyond me.

    And if you really want to date yourself, not only try remembering Child World but remember that layout.
     
  6. KidDynamite

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    They're doing this to ours right now, but it's a weird like hybrid thing. They've converted some of the sections to aisles and some are still the island thingies. They've done the action figure section though, so I'm happy. The aisles dont' run the length of the store anymore either, they're little short 12-16 foot sections. Fine by me though, I much preferred the aisle layout, and it almost seems like they've allotted more space to Transformers.
     
  7. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    At my local TRU, which is the smallest one around, there is def more transformers shelf space. Stuff isn't just jammed in there anymore. I like it much better. The ONLY thing that worries me, there was no slot for Alternators?
     
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    I went to the Fargo TRU last year and it was old school layout. I don't think they ever changed. It felt good, on the inside of my soul.
     
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    I allways knew thier center island isles was never gonna last and for some reason, ever since they change to these Island layouts Toysrus hasnt been the same. Those center island shelfs never carried as much toys as thier orignal layouts. Im asuming Toyrus wanted to go modern look for a cooler apperace which didint work all that well. But im glad they went to thier orignal isles, its a great buisness move since they can carry more stock of toys on regular style isle shelfs
     
  10. Fit For natalie

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    Does anybody remember what year they changed to the current aisle system globally? I remember coming in after christmas one year and they were moving all their aisles to the crappy current configuration.

    Funny thing is that the 'Main' action figure aisle where big brands like SW get all the foot traffic while the second-tire figure aisle (wrestling, LOTRs and remaindered stock) hardly get any visitors at all.
     
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    I always preferred the ailes to the islands.
     
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    I first noticed it back in July in a TRU in Rhode Island, now the ones by me are back to isles too here in south jersey.
     
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    Hopefully the one in Lima, will be changing soon. They've got Transformers jammed into one half of one side of one of those islands, with the StarWars next to it. It's not really enough space for either line.

    The one I usually go to, when I'm in Columbus was already using isles when I started collecting a couple of years ago. The one in Springfield that got closed down had short isles, rather than islands.

    I remember the old layout from the 80s. Turn right, go past the seasonal stuff. I remember them having the game consoles locked up behind glass. Same with the RC cars.
     
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    Aisle 7C.

    Anyone? Anyone?

    The one closest to me now has these short, skinny aisles...better than the "Action Figure X" layout at least. Two of the ones in Austin though went back to a pretty long aisle layout quite a while ago, at least for the action figures.
     
  15. Deefuzz

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    They were called "worlds" :rolleyes2  Not only was it stupid to arrange a store like that, but as an employee it was difficult explaining to customers where an item was.

    "oh you are looking for Marvel Legends? Well follow this path over to the other side of the store. You'll walk past about 5 or 6 of these little island looking things, then you will see this big X of shelves in the middle of Boy's World on the right hand side...If you walk around to the north side of the X you will find the Marvel legends...well, hopefully someone is over in Boy's World to help you..."

    What's easier and makes more sense? "Oh Marvel Legends? Those are in Aisle 7"

    TRU corporate was loaded with knuckleheads...maybe they finally weeded some of them out.
     
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    So what was the original compared to now? And what is now? I wouldn't know. All I know is that my TRU has asiles like a supermarket.
     
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    I noticed the change last week. I prefer the aisle layout.
     
  18. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    My TRU is doing the same thing. Really messed up their floors, too, so one can easily see where the 'X' shelves were. And recently, they moved the TFs from where they were on the straight shelves to a different spot on the straight shelves, causing a momentary panic when I thought they'd stopped carrying the line to make more room more more Power Rangers crap.

    -Tony!
     
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    Aisle is way better..
     
  20. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    The old layout is so much cooler. It was a huge sense of awe as a kid going into that place. The new layout sucks. It's the one they use in Pensacola. Tallahassee however is the the original layout.
     

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