The company filed for full liquidation of most of its stores around the world, including the entire US.
There’s a possibility of a buyer taking Canada and a few US stores, as well as Japan possibly staying.
Either way, it’s the end of an era.
I was a Toys R Us kid. Okay, technically I was a Kids R Us kid, followed by a Babies R Us kid, then a Toys R Us kid, and finally back to a Babies R Us kid.
All 22 years of my life have been spent in and around these stores, and watching it go away so quickly is a little sad.
I’ve already seen the disappearance of Stanley stork, Gigi, Junior and Baby Gi.
I lived through Kids R Us closing, Babies R Us nearly splitting off, and the buyout last decade that set off what could be considered a calvalcade of bad decisions leading to the demise of the world’s largest toy store.
So, let’s raise a glass in memory of Goeffrey: he certainly didn’t deserve this.