Toys R Us Will Be An Ancient Artifact like Blockbuster Video

our 90s childhood is going “bye bye” ya’ll.
i can still remember from my mother saying:

DON’T LOOK AT NOTHING.
DON’T TOUCH NOTHING.
I AIN’T GOT NO MONEY…”

i still got something tho.
the good times.

foxhole,
toys r us is shutting down 182 stores.
i know!
i’m completely shocked!
“usa today” listed all the stores that are getting shut down…

ALABAMA

Tuscaloosa, 2600 McFarland Blvd. East

Birmingham, 335 Summit Boulevard

ARIZONA

Yuma, 801 W. 32nd Street

Paradise Valley, 12801 North Tatum Blvd.

Scottsdale, 9139 Indian Bend Rd.

Tucson, 4619 N. Oracle Rd.

Scottsdale, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd.

Mesa, US 60 and Signal Butte Rd.

ARKANSAS

Little Rock, 2616 S. Shackleford Rd.

Fort Smith, 5609-E Rogers Ave.

CALIFORNIA

Indio, 42500 Jackson St.

Simi Valley, 1189 Simi Town Ctr Way

Santa Clarita, 26573 Carl Boyer Dr.

Covina, 960 Lakes Drive

Puente Hills, 1600 S. Azusa Ave.

Brea, 2575 E. Imperial Highway

Westminster, 530 Westminster Mall

Torrance, 20120 Hawthorne Blvd.

Riverside, 2550 Canyon Springs Pkwy S.

Yuba City, 700 “A” Onstott Rd.

Folsom, 2785 E. Bidwell St.

Pinole, 1330 Fitzgerald

Pittsburg, 4505 Century Blvd.

San Rafael, 600 Francisco Blvd.

Brentwood, 5461 Lone Tree Way

Fairfield, 1400 Gateway Blvd.

Emeryville, 3938 Horton

East San Jose, 2179 Monterey Hwy.

San Jose, Almade865 Blossom Hill Road

Fresno, 3520 W. Shaw Ave.

Union City, 31250 Court House Drive

Stockton, 10640 Trinity Pkwy.

Santa Ana, 3900 Bristol St.

Corona, 3665 Grand Oaks CA

Mission Bay, 1240 W. Morena Blvd.

Mira Mesa, 8181 Mira Mesa Blvd.

Vista, 1990 University Drive

COLORADO

Aurora, 1150 S. Ironton

CONNECTICUT

North Haven, 376 North Universal Drive

Waterbury, 275 Union St.

Newington, 3491 Berlin Turnpike

Manchester, 169 Hale Road

DELAWARE

Dover, 1061 N. Dupont Highway

FLORIDA

Tallahassee, 1625 Apalachee Pkwy.

St. Petersburg, 1900 Tyrone Blvd.

Tampa, 3908 West Hillsborough Ave.

Orange Park, 6001 Argyle Forest Blvd.

Altamonte Spring, 708 West State Rd 436

Boca Raton, 21697 State Road # 7

Port St. Lucie, 10732 SW Village Pkwy.

Royal Palm Beach, 450 South SR 7

Kissimmee, 2601 W.Osceola Parkway

Coral Springs, 6001 West Sample Road

Kissimmee, 3214 N John Young Pkwy.

GEORGIA

Albany, 2601 Dawson Rd.

Smyrna, 2955 Cobb Parkway

Alpharetta, 6380 No. Point Parkway

Dunwoody, 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy.

Douglasville, 6875 Douglas Boulevard

Conyers, 8160 Mall Parkway

Newnan, 221 Newnan Crossing Bypass

Fayetteville, 132 Pavilion Parkway

INDIANA

Indianapolis, 3928 E 82nd St.

Greenwood, 8800 US 31 South

ILLINOIS

Highland Park, 1610 Deerfield Rd.

Schaumburg, 16 East Golf Road

Vernon Hills, 295 Center Drive

Matteson, 5001 Lincoln Highway

Bricktown, 6420 W. Fullerton

Burbank, 7750 South Cicero Ave.

Niles, 5660 Touhy Ave.

IOWA

South Des Moines, 1211 E. Army Post Rd.

Des Moines, 8801 University Ave.

KANSAS

Wichita, 4646 W. Kellogg

Overland Park, 8500 W 135th St.

KENTUCKY

St. Mathews, 4900 Shelbyville Rd.

Simpsonville, 1155 Buck Creek Rd.

Lexington, 1965 Star Shoot Parkway

LOUISIANA

Slidell, 137 Northshore Blvd.

MAINE

Bangor, 6 Bangor Mall Blvd.

Portland, 200 Running Hill Road

MARYLAND

Clinton, 8401 Mike Shapiro Drive

MASSACHUSETTS

Dedham, 302 Providence

Millbury, 70 Worcester Providence Tpk/Rt 146

Holyoke, 50 Holyoke Street

Bellingham, 217 Hartford Ave.

Northborough, 6110 Shops Way

Framingham, Shoppers World Plaza,1 Worcester Road

MICHIGAN

Muskegon, 5363 Harvey Street

Traverse City, 2620 Crossing Circle

Lansing, 5900 W. Saginaw Highway

Grand Rapids, 4923 28th Street South Eas

Ann Arbor, 3725 Carpenter Road

Ann Arbor, 3725 Washtenaw

MINNESOTA

Minnetonka, 14100 Wayzata Blvd.

Blaine, 170 89th Ave.

Woodbury, 8236 Tamarack Village

Richfield, 900 West 78th Street South

MISSISSIPPI

Meridian, 1003 Bonita Lakes Circle

Pearl, Bass Pro Dr.

MISSOURI

Columbia, 1901 Bernadette

Cape Girardeau, 201 Silver Springs Rd.

Bridgeton, 5590 St. Louis Mills Blvd.

Chesterfield, 220 THF Blvd.

NEBRASKA

Omaha, 3505 S. 140th Plaza

NEVADA

Las Vegas, 2150 North Rainbow Blvd.

Spring Valley, 7020 Arroyo Crossing Parkway

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nashua, 29 Gusabel Avenue

NEW JERSEY

Phillipsburg, 1280 Rt. 22 & St. James Ave.

Eatontown, 137 Route 35

Bridgewater, 100 Promenade Blvd.

Union, 2700 Route 22 East

North Brunswick, 909 US Hwy 1 South

Burlington, Rt. 541 & Cadillac Road

Cherry Hill, 2135 Route 38

Wayne, 7 Wayne Hills Mall

Paramus, 545 Route 17 South

East Hanover, 98 Route 10 West

Elizabeth-KidsWo, 900 Center Drive

Mt. Olive, 50 International Drive South

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque, 45 Hotel Circle

NEW YORK

College Point, 139-19 20th Ave.

Union Square, 24-30 Union Square E.

Sayville, 5181 Sunrise Hwy NY

Massapequa, 5214 Sunrise Hwy.

Henrietta, 2335 Marketplace Drive

Amherst, 1569 Niagara Falls Blvd.

Kingston, 401 Frank Sottile Boulevard

Glens Falls, 708 Upper Glen St.

Latham, 221 Wade Road Extension

Yonkers, 2700 Central Park Ave.

Middle Village, 66 Metropolitan Ave.

Westbury, 1350 Corporate Drive.

Commack, 108 Veterans Memorial Highway

Greece, 1530 Ridge Rd. West

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville, 801 Fairview Road

Durham, 7001 Fayetteville Road

Durham, 3300 Westgate Drive

OHIO

Cincinnati, 6251 Glenway Ave.

Dayton, 2661 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.

Mentor, 7841 Mentor Ave.

Dublin, 3610 West Dublin-Granville Rd.

Western Hills, 6251 Glenway Ave.

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City, 1119 SE 66th St.

Norman, 560 Ed Noble Pkwy.

PENNSYLVANIA

Horsham, 100 Welsh Road

Erie, 6680 Peach St.

Monroeville, 3700 William Penn Highway

Exton, 104 Bartlett Ave.

Ross Township, 2003 Cheryl Dr.

Washington, 301 Oakspring Road

Beaver Valley, Route 18/Valley View Dr.

Williamsport, 461 Lycoming Mall Cir

RHODE ISLAND

Warwick, 300 Quaker Lane

SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia, 254 Harbison Boulevard

North Charleston, 7220 Rivers Avenue

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rapid City, 450 E. Disk Drive

TENNESSEE

Memphis, 7676 Polo Ground Blvd.

Nashville, 5731 Nolensville Rd.

TEXAS

West El Paso, 801 Mesa Hills Dr.

Katy, 9730 Katy Freeway

Allen, 170 E. Stacy Road

Irving, 7730 N. MacArthur Blvd.

Lewisville, 420 E. Round Grove Rd.

Dallas, Galleria 13710 Dallas Parkway

Hurst, 1309 W. Pipeline Rd.

Hulen, 5800 Overton Ridge Blvd.

UTAH

Ogden, 4042 Riverdale Rd.

Midvale, 1122 Fort Union Boulevard

VIRGINIA

Potomac Mills, 14173 Crossing Place

Newport News, 12153 Jefferson Ave.

WASHINGTON

Silverdale, 3567 N.W. Randall Way

Everett, 1325A S.E. Everett Mall Parkway

Spokane, 6104 N. Division Street

WISCONSIN

Brookfield, 18550 W. Bluemound Rd.

Madison, 2161 Zeier Road

listen,
toys r us is responsible for my youth!
my teenage mutant ninja turtles action figure collection was poppin!
i thought i was big shit when i got april o’neal’s news van.
don’t even get me started on my batman action figures.
my mother ended up throwing them all out when we moved.
i’m stilllllllllllll bitter about that shit.
i was shocked that they shut down the flagship store in times square.
i didn’t go in there in years,
but still…

alas,
everyone i told today wasn’t shocked.

Do the cubs even still play with toys these days?

they claim amazon is shutting everything down.
isn’t that a little scary?
soon from now,
we’ll have no stores to go into anymore.
i’m glad i got to experience all the 90s brought tho.
it was a great time to be alive.
all those toys r us should be gone by february thru april.

article cc: usa today

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

12 thoughts on “Toys R Us Will Be An Ancient Artifact like Blockbuster Video

  1. Toys are a thing of the past, Future generations missed a great era..Oh well. Toys R Us better change their plans and invest in some sex dolls…cause Barbie is Felicia now…

  2. This is really sad 🙁. Although I live in the Caribbean and we don’t have Toys R Us here I can still remember when my Aunt would visit and bring me Legos and she would also bring the catalog with all the other toys.

  3. Damn well guess I’ll buy the toysrus exclusives while I still I have a couple Action figures and etc. I been meaning up collect.

  4. The weird thing is they’re shutting down stores in the Bay Area, but also opening new ones here as well. I wonder what gives.

  5. Toy’R’Us was overpriced and never adapted to the every changing society and Game Stop is next. They are going to have to rethink their business model and should look into other business ventures to put in their portfolio if they have not already done so. They could possibly open up something similar to the Pizza / arcade model to include toys and get some big name movies like Star Wars and etc. to get their company profiting and hire a lot of interns that are social media savvy to get their name back out their.

  6. Major malls are disappearing as well. Downtown Miami’s “Omini Mall” was the wall everyone flock to in the 80s and 90’s. JC Penny, Burdines, Jordan Marsh, chick fil A just to name a few were in one area of the building. It was a hang out for cool kids after school and the famous marry go round and movie theater. All of this is memories. This year Macy’s is disappearing in Downtown Miami and last year that old Kmart looked bad marketing wise and even those dreadful interior display. Good ridden!

  7. Damn! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised the kids of today are more into social media and electronics. Plus with stores like Walmart which is a one stop shop and has cheaper toys ToyRUs didn’t stand a chance.

    I remember when my parents got me a game boy color with the Pokémon game in the late 90s for having good grades. I was so happy 😁 and couldn’t wait to play it.

    P.S. this news reminds me when they clos d dothe n Discovery Zone, I use to Love that place.

  8. Oh the memories. I used to spend hours just looking at every toy in the store. The way society and forms of entertainment/ fun, is drastically changing; it’s so weird to me.

  9. It’s so weird, but I can remember every time I’ve been there as a child to a get a toy. Me getting material things was me and my father’s “bonding time”, I guess. I remember wanting this Tomb Raider(My favorite video game series of all time) action figure sooo bad, but was scared that my dad would find out I was gay and disown me…smh LoL
    Or when I got money for Christmas and didn’t care about anything but going to Toys ‘R Us and buying a PS2 w/ GTA3 and Final Fantasy X. Oh the memories! It’s such a shame they’re closing, but Amazon is truly taking over the retail industry. Now that I think of it, me and my friends had all donated toys for kids in need for the holidays and I didn’t even think to go to Toys ‘R Us. I bought everything on Amazon 😕

    1. It is sad. They couldn’t compete with Walmart/Amazon/Target (who aren’t all that cheap any more).

      I remember when I was younger I won one of those contests where you get a shopping spree, where you have to get as much as you can in your cart within a few minutes. I can’t remember if it was 5 minutes or 10, but I know Christmas was VERY good in our house that year! Toys R Us had some good memories for my family. They will be missed!

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