chuckdawg1999 wrote:I should tell you Ryan that the Time Square TRU rarely has new product like it did during your visit. It also is the most expensive TRU in the area. It's a tourist trap for the folks who can't afford to go to FAO Schwartz.
I beg to differ. That Toys R Us or the FAO Schwartz (which is basically another TRU) always has relatively new products every time I've been there for Toy Fair and for NYCC. The problem you have with a store in that prominent of a location is that other people are getting the good stuff before you get there, and it's kind of a paint to get to unless you live nearby or are visiting. FAO Schwartz has basically the same prices as the Times Square Toys R Us so I'm not sure what you mean by "who can't afford to go", especially since it's free to go to.
I should've said, can't afford to buy anything from FAO. Keep in mind it has a snack bar where you can buy a $125 sundae, I kid you not so it caters to a more money crowd. Going back to the 1980's and since it reopened several years ago FAO has always been $5-$10 more; and since the reopening hasn't carried much if any mainline toys (Transformer, GI Joe, Marvel etc) This might've changed recently as I haven't gone in a while.
Every time someone messages me about going to the Time Square TRU they tell me it's stocked with product that's several months old, at least as it pertains to Transformers and Joe; I can't speak on other lines. The prices I've been quoted are also roughly $4 more than my local TRU's in Douglaston and College Point Queens NY (QUEENS REPRESENT!!!!) Ahem, sorry. Now judging as to when Toy-Fair and NYCC are it's quite possible that's when they do their restock; we'll have to see 3 months from now how it is. I am glad that you were able to find some new stuff as the other guys WOJM? Were quite disappointed that there wasn't any Joe stuff out.