toy stores of the past and sadly now I have to officially add Toys R US to that. I have been purposely waiting to do this post not because I was waiting to see what was going to happen but because I have been suffering from mixed feelings about this whole situation. On one hand I am an adult and saw this coming but on the other hand, my memories (as bad as they are due to my bad memory) are making me feel this kinda like a kid. I was also not even sure that I really wanted to do this post as it would make it all to real.
The 80s were a great time to grow up, so many great toylines and toy stores! Toys R Us was even greater. Toy stores back then stacked toys up to the sky (not really but it was impressive) and shelves were always packed. You always found stuff back then.
I remember going to Toys R US as a kid and us getting the original Nintendo Entertainment System and how excited I Was. I also remember going to the Toys R Us in Georgia that I frequented (and was on the closure list of original closings earlier this year) and getting G. I. Joes. I remember getting Marvel figures in the 90s once I started driving and going so regularly back then that the staff knew me. Those were the days. I remember driving all the way (an hour) to a TRU in Atlanta to just play Pokemon the card game and get an exclusive card. Toys R Us as sad as it may be was my hang out for many years. It was the place I socialized and had fun.
GEOFFREY OVER THE YEARS.
One thing I just recently realized that my fondest memory as a kid is from Toys R Us! When I was a kid I wanted She-Ra but my family firmly believed in boy toys/ girl toys so it was off limits. I was able to convince my mom to get me some one time only because she was He-Man's twin sister. This is one of my greatest memories as I was able to win and get a girl line and its even sweeter that it was in Toys R Us!
I Guess We All Had To Grow Up. Farewell My Old Friend! TOYS R US 1948 - 2018
It's unfortunate, but Toys R' Us closing is by no means a way of saying you can no longer be a Toys R' Us kid. A closing store can't take your memories and the collection on your shelf will always be a reminder of the glory the store once was. At least that's the way I'm looking at it.ReplyDelete
You know that is a great way to look at it :)Delete
Toys R Us hasn't been the same place of my memories in 20 years or so, to me it has became a sad , disappointing shell of what it once was.I am concerned about the exclusive lines though.ReplyDelete
Agreed and yeah the exclusive lines i am worried about.Delete