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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby Megatron Wolf » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:17 pm

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Rated X wrote:
BombshellDaBug wrote:I look forward to the day where someone buys Toys R Us Canada for the low price of $10 and a used napkin.

I bid $11 and a used toilet paper. Any counter offers?


$11.25, USD, and unused toilet paper, triple ply ;)^


$12.01 in cash a half empty box of tissues and 1 sheet of bounty paper towel, try and beat that offer
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby Galactic Prime » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:07 pm

I'll bid a Box of Costco sized tissues for all you Americans to wipe your tears away because Canada is going to keep having TRU.
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:30 pm

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Galactic Prime wrote:I'll bid a Box of Costco sized tissues for all you Americans to wipe your tears away because Canada is going to keep having TRU.


I'll add this.


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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby Ultra Markus » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:21 pm

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the last thing online i got was TR arcee and the last thing i got at the store was the Chaos on Velocitron set that was toward the holidays but since then every time i go in there they are either always out of POTP and masterpiece stuff or only have the shelf warmers i already have but always too much of the last night and robots in disguise merchandise
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby zipper » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:23 pm

My TRU store abruptly today. I was there last night and there were some empty shelves but still lots of merchandise (including Cybertron). I only picked up a couple things and planned on going tomorrow to get a couple more but I just found out it's permanently closed today. I would have bought a lot more had I known they were closing today. I'm bummed.
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:10 pm

-Kanrabat- wrote:
Galactic Prime wrote:I'll bid a Box of Costco sized tissues for all you Americans to wipe your tears away because Canada is going to keep having TRU.

I'll add this.
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:lol: I was making terrible jokes at the expense of all my american compatriots today with my wife when I strolled into a fully stocked TRU in Canada that was alive and well.

And picked these up for a friend:

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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:16 pm

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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby Emerje » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:14 pm

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Thought about taking the journey down to the one remaining TRU in the state next week while I'm on vacation, but it isn't showing up on the store locator. Either the locator is broken or they abruptly closed down all of the stores in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, the nearest one to me is in Massachusetts now.

I guess I can't be too surprised, they probably don't have any staff left working in them. I found a local article talking about how they've always had retention issues and have had a parade of other stores' recruiters coming in and leaving their business cards in the break room recently.

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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby Ultra Markus » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:18 am

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william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Galactic Prime wrote:I'll bid a Box of Costco sized tissues for all you Americans to wipe your tears away because Canada is going to keep having TRU.

I'll add this.
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:lol: I was making terrible jokes at the expense of all my american compatriots today with my wife when I strolled into a fully stocked TRU in Canada that was alive and well.

And picked these up for a friend:

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Toys the US never got at retail from a store the US no longer has.

Alive and well for the time being
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:11 am

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If you still have a TRU giftcard you can use it at Bed Bath and Beyond.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/03/pf/bed- ... index.html
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby o.supreme » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:10 am

Motto: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes"
^ :lol: now kids can get that TF electric toothbrush, and bed sheet set they always wanted
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby WreckerJack » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:59 pm

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I agree that it's a sad trade but it's better than nothing. Bed Bath and Beyond does have candy though.
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby Ransom » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:13 pm

Hm, I knew about the trouble Toys 'R' Us was in, but I didn't stop to think about what this would mean for Transformer toys. I never bought TF toys from them because the TRU isn't very conveniently located from where I reside (both in distance and actually being able to find the entrance to their parking lot).
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby o.supreme » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:12 am

Motto: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes"
It seems, while there are no new shipments, the TRU's are redistributing product to stores that have higher customer sales. There are roughly 4 stores within a 20 mile radius of my home. I was a bit taken back when I went to the store nearest me a couple days ago and they appeared to have new product. The store clerk told me they were getting shipments of product from other stores closing down, and that "they would be the last to close" (now I assume that meant for our local area, not for the whole country...) . Still since most things I'm interested in were still only at 10% off, that's still higher than walmart or target, so I'm still waiting patiently for the sale amounts to increase enough to make it worth my while.

There were 2 stores in the bay Area, and one small outlet store in my area slated to close, even before the mass closing. It will be interesting to see indeed how long it takes for all the stores to close down. At this rate, I cant see it happening as soon as May, unless some deep discounts come pretty quickly. I guess I'm just comparing it to K-Mart. In my area it took several months foi rthe store to close. It died a slow death as the quantity of product grew to be less and less. I imagine the same for TRU, but I guess conceivably they could close before selling the majority of their product. I just have no idea where the unsold toys would go. Seems like a huge waste to send them back to their respective manufacturers, and I'm not sure if TRU would ship them directly to places like Marshalls, Ross or TJ Maxx.
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby Galactic Prime » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:15 pm

LOL you want to talk slow painful death you should have seen Target in Canada. It started the day they opened
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:19 pm

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Galactic Prime wrote:LOL you want to talk slow painful death you should have seen Target in Canada. It started the day they opened


Man, I'm still bumbed about it. That was another place to hunt and they had the exclusives that I didn't had to import for once.

Sigh, too bad they were just "Walmart lite". Seriously, even Sears have gone under. The Bay need to double down on being high-class or their turn is next.
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby o.supreme » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:15 pm

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Not the closest TRU to me, but one about 10 miles out, on the other side of town. LOL...Yeah Windblade is definitely a "fan favorite"....
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby Seibertron » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:21 pm

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o.supreme wrote:Not the closest TRU to me, but one about 10 miles out, on the other side of town. LOL...Yeah Windblade is definitely a "fan favorite"....


That's not fair ... that's the BS "face shield" version. Notice the regular version (of which the one shown in your photo was a remold) has been nowhere to be found in quite a while.
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby Seibertron » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:25 pm

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o.supreme wrote:There were 2 stores in the bay Area, and one small outlet store in my area slated to close, even before the mass closing. It will be interesting to see indeed how long it takes for all the stores to close down. At this rate, I cant see it happening as soon as May, unless some deep discounts come pretty quickly. I guess I'm just comparing it to K-Mart. In my area it took several months foi rthe store to close. It died a slow death as the quantity of product grew to be less and less. I imagine the same for TRU, but I guess conceivably they could close before selling the majority of their product. I just have no idea where the unsold toys would go. Seems like a huge waste to send them back to their respective manufacturers, and I'm not sure if TRU would ship them directly to places like Marshalls, Ross or TJ Maxx.


I have a feeling it works like this ...

https://liquidations.walmart.com/?shipment_type=2

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Toys R Us rejects bid from billionaire toy CEO Isaac Larian

Postby Seibertron » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:44 pm

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For those of us hoping that Toys R Us still had a shot at salvation, those hopes might have been squelched yesterday evening. Various mainstream news agencies reported yesterday that Toys R Us rejected billionaire Isaac Larian's bid to "save" hundreds of Toys R Us stores in the United States and Canada. Larian is the CEO of the toy company MGA Entertainment, home of the popular and highly collectible L.O.L. Surprise Dolls as well as Bratz (competitor to Barbie) and Little Tikes. As of this writing, it is unknown why Toys R Us rejected his bid, perhaps because it was not enough or maybe because it's just time to move on.


Wall Street Journal wrote:Toys “R” Us Inc.’s lawyers and advisers have shot down an 11th-hour offer from a billionaire toy maker that would have kept some of its U.S. stores open, according to a person familiar with the matter.


According to USA Today, Mr Larian was quoted as saying "If this is true, it is very disappointing," Larian said. "It is our hope and expectation that we can continue to participate in the bid process, so we can keep fighting to save Toys “R” Us," he said. ". We feel confident that we submitted a fair valuation of the company's U.S. assets in an effort to save the business and over 130,000 domestic jobs."

In other news related to Toys R Us, the chain has apparently begun turning away gift cards according to the New York Post. Toys R Us was supposed to accept gift cards through April 21st, though some shoppers have apparently had their gift cards turned away already.

Last month, Larian announced his intention to save as much of Toys R Us as he could via his #savetoysrus campaign. His efforts were apparently not enough, or perhaps there's more than meets the eye with Toys R Us rejecting his bid. Might someone have bid a higher amount that may have even more grand and apparently quieter plans for the chain? Or is Toys R Us simply another doomed franchise that is yet another casualty of the ongoing retail apocalypse. Time will tell, but be sure to keep following Seibertron.com for all of your latest Transformers news and major announcements about the fate of the beloved Toys R Us chain.

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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:58 am

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It might have been rejected due to the bidders other ventures, could make other toy businesses wary, would they be able to trust them to give their product a fair shake at things alongside the products that the owner's businesses make?
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Re: Toys R Us rejects bid from billionaire toy CEO Isaac Larian

Postby ScottyP » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:32 am

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Seibertron wrote:it's just time to move on
I think this is the case :/ It's over, finished!
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby dragons » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:06 am

That sucks so it is true poor management
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby Black Bumblebee » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:15 am

At the Toys R Us in my area, most things are still only 5 - 10 % off. If they think it's time to move on, they're taking their time about it.
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Re: The Toys R Us Troubles Thread

Postby william-james88 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:07 am

That was the most low ball offer I have ever seen, literally pennies on the dollar. TRU Canada's real estate is estimated at close to 1B$
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