Main Restorations Software Audio/Jukebox/MP3 Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade
Project Announcements Monitor/Video GroovyMAME Merit/JVL Touchscreen Meet Up Retail Vendors
Driving & Racing Woodworking Software Support Forums Consoles Project Arcade Reviews
Automated Projects Artwork Frontend Support Forums Pinball Forum Discussion Old Boards
Raspberry Pi & Dev Board controls.dat Linux Miscellaneous Arcade Wiki Discussion Old Archives
Site News

Unread posts | New Replies | Recent posts | Rules | Chatroom | Wiki | File Repository | RSS | Submit news


  

Author Topic: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.  (Read 2428 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

wp34

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4070
  • 8 Bit...16 Shy
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2018, 10:02:27 am »
Amazon is looking to buy several of the Toys R Us locations.

Oh that could be interesting.

pbj

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 7886
  • Obey.
    • The Chris Burke Band
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2018, 10:12:30 am »
I registered 210-867-5309 to my Toys R Us account.  I get an e-mail with a copy of a receipt from some fellow uncreative smartass about 3 times a year.  Usually diapers from Babys R Us.

 :lol

ChadTower

  • Chief Kicker - Nobody's perfect, including me. Fantastic body.
  • Trade Count: (+12)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 38215
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2018, 01:56:16 pm »



Toys R Us opened up a brand new location a mile from my house in November.  Nice work, guys.

Howard_Casto

  • Idiot Police
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 16741
  • Your Post's Soul is MINE!!! .......Again??
    • The Dragon King
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2018, 12:54:11 am »
Well something interesting has come about.  Apparently Toys R Us still had the rights to the K B Toys brand, which it bought after their closure in the late 90's.  Since the last year has been a bit of a fire sale for the company, they sold the rights to one of those dead brand acquisition companies last year.  Long story short, KB Toys, a vastly superior toy store imho, might be coming back!  The announced plan is they intend to open some temporary stores this fall for the holiday season, similar to how Spirit Halloween does now.  If it goes well KB will come back with smaller stores in malls and shopping centers next year.  So I guess somebody is stepping up to fill the void. 

I frikkin loved KB back in the day.... most of my games and nearly all of my toys came from that place.  I liked it because it was a combination toy store and hobby store, so it grew with you.  Of course atm they are KB in name only, so only time will tell if they will be as good as they were in the past.

Were your KB stores in a mall or stand-alone?  Ours were in the mall and their prices were very high.  Having said that we did enjoy shopping there when the kids were little.  We didn't buy much but they were great stores to browse.

We had both but they were usually in a mall.  The one I liked was in our local mall which was a smallish mall.  You've got to remember though, my fond memories of the company are pre 1997, when they were still Kay Bee Toys.  After the various mergers and take overs they weren't the same store, their prices were higher, ect.  In general they didn't always have the lowest price, but they usually had hard to find stuff and a better selection in general.  Toys R Us is similar btw, when I mention Toys R Us in a positive light I'm not really talking about the post Mitt Romney takeover monstrosity that it is today. 

jennifer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1905
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2018, 07:52:30 am »
   Depending on the accuracy of your news, Its quite transparent of whats going on....T/r/us is going to be supplying toys to Amazon as KB, (from smaller stores,) in exchange for the real estate. and T/r/us network.

pbj

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 7886
  • Obey.
    • The Chris Burke Band
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2018, 10:03:43 am »
This KB Toys stuff sounds like a developer scam.  There are dead malls everywhere, not like those storefronts are going at a premium these days.  If they can't float a KB in that climate, how are they going to be profitable as a monolithic detached B&M store front?


jennifer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1905
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2018, 10:26:55 am »
    I would supose the cut a deal with Amazon and most likely get top search results to boot.... Those mall stores are not as cheap as one might think, Last time I looked not only did they want 800.00/mo for a small arcade closet, but They wanted me to fix the leaky roof too.... Ya, not going to happen.

JDFan

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 3159
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2018, 11:30:58 am »
   Depending on the accuracy of your news, Its quite transparent of whats going on....T/r/us is going to be supplying toys to Amazon as KB, (from smaller stores,) in exchange for the real estate. and T/r/us network.

TRU sold the KB name a few years ago - the company that now owns it has nothing to do with TRU, they are a company that is/was buying up the old names so they could perhaps do something with them when the opportunity arose and now are thinking that the TRU leaving will make that name purchase pay off by trying to get KB back and then selling it off to some other investment firm that will buy it with high interest loans just like the debt that is killing TRU right now.

Howard_Casto

  • Idiot Police
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 16741
  • Your Post's Soul is MINE!!! .......Again??
    • The Dragon King
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2018, 01:14:26 pm »
Thanks for replying so I don't have to.  I wouldn't want anyone else to actually research their crackpot theories before they post them or anything.  ;)

Dawgz Rule

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 716
  • The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs

Nephasth

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 946
  • Bitches love Centipede
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2018, 07:05:45 pm »
Crowd funded bail-out? ---fudgesicle--- off and die already.
%Bartop

pbj

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 7886
  • Obey.
    • The Chris Burke Band
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2018, 08:19:10 pm »
And the scams are rolling out.

I see that this debacle killed the founder today.


Howard_Casto

  • Idiot Police
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 16741
  • Your Post's Soul is MINE!!! .......Again??
    • The Dragon King
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2018, 11:34:23 pm »
WTF?!? 

You know, generally when you give money to help purchase a company you are rewarded by stock, not a crappy bumper sticker.  Anyone who gives has to be a fool. 

Vigo

  • the Scourage of Carpathia
  • Trade Count: (+24)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5933
Re: The Death of Toys R Us and what it will mean.
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2018, 11:48:43 pm »
Figured this was more appropriate here than the RIP thread:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43505064


  
 

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31