Did you ever buy games at Toys R Us?

Aiden Gray
Aiden Gray

Did you ever buy games at Toys R Us?

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David Miller
David Miller

I remember getting Nintendogs and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time there.

Gabriel Bell
Gabriel Bell

I actually got my first GBA there and it came with Charlotte's Web. Oddly enough, it was one of the best games I played on that console.

Joseph Cooper
Joseph Cooper

Nope. I walked around inside and killed time for a doctors app, but other then that never cared about it.

Luis Wright
Luis Wright

i used to get them at distribution au consommateur when i was a kid

Jaxson Powell
Jaxson Powell

I stabbed a gypsy fellow near one once

Cameron Peterson
Cameron Peterson

Bought myself that LeapFrog with Winnie the Poo included, boi.

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Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams

got a wavebird there for like $25 a couple of years ago

Landon Nguyen
Landon Nguyen

I had gotten Halo Reach and ODST for me and Red Dead Redemption my brother.

Oliver Walker
Oliver Walker

I remember getting Pokemon Platinum there at launch.

Juan Phillips
Juan Phillips

Wonder how the implosion of TRU is going to affect this particular TRU store.

Will the ghost continue to haunt whoever the new tenants are?

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Mason Diaz
Mason Diaz

I bought my DS Lite there

Xavier Williams
Xavier Williams

Bought only one game from Toys R Us in my lifetime. Because someone gave me a $20 gift card. Ended up being my favorite game of all time.

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Jack Reyes
Jack Reyes

I was born in 1985, and Toys-R-Us will always be in my heart. I have so many memories of the place, specifically the one half a mile from my home. It's where I got my Gameboy. It's where I got OoT on day one. It's where my friend Greg bought us each a copy of Animal Crossing. I got my Dreamcast there. So much vidya. At least one bike. Lots of board games. My cousin used to work at the little window where you pick up the games with a ticket.

I remember in the 90s, every register was busy. Everyone was always buying toys and games. I went in one last week to buy a ball for my neice: one register open in the whole store and one customer ahead of me. Half the store is baby clothes. The one by my house has been abandoned for 10 years. Just a white building with colored stripes and the heartache when I miss those innocent days.

Luke Bailey
Luke Bailey

I bought a Neo-Geo Pocket there like 20 years ago. Only got 3 games and then they stopped supporting it. The SNK Card game was pretty cool.

Grayson Russell
Grayson Russell

all the time. It was the go to place apart from gamestop. I bought Halo 3 there.

Levi Murphy
Levi Murphy

I remember handing them a little slip of paper so they could retrieve Mega Man X3 for me. I don't think I ever bought anything else there though.

Hunter Hill
Hunter Hill

Not really. I guess that's where my parents got the Wii that Christmas though. And my grandma bought me Mario Golf for Gamecube as a birthday present there.

Kevin Ramirez
Kevin Ramirez

Legacy of Goku I and II.

Christian Young
Christian Young

my dad bought me an n64 with shadows of the empire way back in the day there

good times

Grayson Bailey
Grayson Bailey

I remember camping there for the Wii launch back in high school.

I always liked walking around in there and looking at all the cool shit. I'll be looking forward to the sales on board and video games.

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Sebastian Cooper
Sebastian Cooper

Bought my first system there. GBA with Dinotopia. I was a faggot and opted for that game instead of Pokemon Silver.

Samuel Hill
Samuel Hill

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Lincoln Bailey
Lincoln Bailey

Got my ps2, gameboy advanced, wii, and wiiu all on launch day there all with my big brother. So many memories, so many games bought there. Also got a lot of my bionicles there too. I'll miss toys r us dearly

Hudson Turner
Hudson Turner

I got the first smash bros there.

Jordan Hill
Jordan Hill

When I was a kid, we would go to the Quad Cities so many parents could gamble at The Lady Luck(which became an Isle of Capri location) because the casino is just over the border in Iowa and my dad had himself banned from a casino in my hometown of Peoria so he wouldn't gamble so much, but that meant he was banned from all casinos in Illinois and all casinos owned by that company(Ballys), so we had to drive 90 minutes to Iowa and spend the night/weekend there if my parents wanted to go to a casino. It was actually pretty comfy, since the casino comped everything and we could play as much Lodgenet Nintendo and rent as many movies as we want, the room service was decent, and we would always go to the buffet the next morning for brunch. One Sunday(I think I was like 8 or 10, somewhere around there) when we were about to drive back home, we stopped at a Toys R Us in Davenport and I bought some game whose name I couldn't remember. When I got home, I opened the case to find that there was no disc inside. We went to our local Toys R Us and explained the situation, they gave us the game and I think I enjoyed it. I wish I remembered what the game was, but Toys R Us did the right thing in that situation, and I have lots of fond memories as a child in that store. It's too bad they're broke.

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Levi Robinson
Levi Robinson

Megaman X3
How does it feel to be rich today?

Ryan Richardson
Ryan Richardson

No. the nearest toys r us was somewhere around 60 miles away.
my town had several Mom and pops stores that still haven't gone out of business even when a Walmart, Blockbuster, Gamestop, and Target showed up and took root.
The Gamestop and Walmart are the only thing still standing besides the mom and pops stores.

Connor Roberts
Connor Roberts

Bought the Fire Emblem fates games there because there was a deal on them.

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Jeremiah Parker
Jeremiah Parker

Never bought a game there, but I have bought lots of Lego and Nerf Guns from them. Parents may have bought me games though

Easton Rodriguez
Easton Rodriguez

youtu.be/6vUEKQQm-rY

I didn't want to grow up, bros ;_;

Joshua King
Joshua King

I sold it all for crack long ago. I also got Dracula X at Kmart for $40. It's funny because the guy at the counter even mentioned how rare it was and at this point it was probably only like a year old. Yeah I fucking hate myself but college was tough. I've sold untold amounts of games in my years. I keep all my shit now though, reclaimed a lot of the really important stuff I loved.

Ryan Butler
Ryan Butler

goddamnit that is the saddest story I've read all year

now I feel better about myself

Levi Jenkins
Levi Jenkins

what was he picking out?

Asher Stewart
Asher Stewart

What's so sad about it? I suppose it's sort of melancholy in the way that most nostalgia is, but I don't see it as especially sad.

James Watson
James Watson

my* parents
fuck

Joseph Hill
Joseph Hill

fucking video games breh

Cooper Gomez
Cooper Gomez

the gaming aisle has tickets you pay for and pick up the game from a window after you checked out

Landon Campbell
Landon Campbell

His parents are clearly degenerate gamblers but it sounds like they somehow kept their heads above water. I mean he was camped out in a hotel playing video games and watching films and then they take him to Toys R Us the next morning. It's not like they left him in the car while they were sucking off niggers for quarters to play slots.

My parent were too responsible to even let me anywhere near a Toys R Us because they know my tiny mind would explode and I would be begging them for video games and action figures.

Jaxon Nelson
Jaxon Nelson

Went to one that was closing today. Before the news everything was killed

The games were 40% off, the headset was 60%

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Julian Fisher
Julian Fisher

I camped outside of a Toys 'R Us for 17 hours with some friends back in October '06 to preorder a Wii. Was cold. Like 50+ people showed up, we were 4th, 5th, and 6th in line.

Oliver Scott
Oliver Scott

Fuck man, why was being a kid so great and comfy bros

Blake Stewart
Blake Stewart

literally all you had to do was to clear the video game aisle and you would be rich

Jonathan Russell
Jonathan Russell

Pokemon Blue for GameBoy.

Christopher Nguyen
Christopher Nguyen

My mom is an OB/GYN and my dad stayed home to take care of the kids. I think she currently pulls in over $1,000,000 before taxes.

Jaxon Fisher
Jaxon Fisher

Paper Mario 64. 90s games I can't remember

Aiden Stewart
Aiden Stewart

Wow I forgot about that ticket system. Do they still do that ?

Liam Flores
Liam Flores

nah, last time i checked.

maybe for consoles but not the vidya

Bentley Cox
Bentley Cox

you don't understand what it means to die and never exist again
if you do it's a completely abstract concept to you since you're too young to feel time chasing you down
you have no responsibilities other than going to school which is so easy even literal retards can succeed
everything is provided to you
you're dumb as fuck so stupid shit seems amazing
you probably haven't witnessed how truly terrible people are to eachother yet

should I go on?

Nolan Reyes
Nolan Reyes

Godamn I loved being a kid, so little time to do anything fun as an adult now

Ian Hill
Ian Hill

tfw you'll never get to pick out a new SNES game because you went to the dentist or got shots again

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Wyatt Edwards
Wyatt Edwards

I think I would have needed to get gang raped by niggers before I got a sympathy game. I mean my mom didn't do fuck all for me after a $500 dentist visit and I can certainly understand why.

Jace Myers
Jace Myers

you don't understand what it means to die and never exist again
Speak for yourself. I'm and I remember having distinct memories as a 4 or 5 year old with the flu and laying on the floor of our living room in front of the TV which playing Johnny Quest and running a super high fever and thinking, "When people die do they stop existing? Is heaven real?" Also, when I was 9 and at the aforementioned casino/hotel, I remember watching Thirteen Ghosts, that horror movie with Monk and Shaggy, and not being able to sleep that night because all I could think about was "what if ghosts aren't real because the afterlife isn't real and I stop existing when I die." It's something that freaks me out to this day, and it's probably a big part of why I'm an alcoholic.

Camden Nelson
Camden Nelson

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Leo Foster
Leo Foster

I did too but I got over it because I was a dumbass kid and it was still a pretty abstract concept. It still gets to me big time decades later but it sounds like you and I were pretty morbid. That isn't normal for a child to be focused on.

Juan Reed
Juan Reed

Gonna wait for them to put everything on sale.
Waiting to buy some quality board game sets cheap.
Anyone know if they sell quality mahjong sets? I don't have a chinatown nearby

Nah, but I did buy a game from KB Toys once

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Oliver Barnes
Oliver Barnes

it's more of an enticement game really. I notice you didn't mention your dad so you're probably a single mother faggot.

Noah Wood
Noah Wood

"what if ghosts aren't real because the afterlife isn't real and I stop existing when I die."

Well you won't be around to care if so.

Thomas Russell
Thomas Russell

My parents had jobs, dipshit. They didn't hold my fucking hands together and walk me to the dentist with a freshly wrapped SNES game sitting in the car. My mom worked in the middle of the night so she was the appointment minivan driver during the day. They both worked hard to give me the things I needed.

Jacob Johnson
Jacob Johnson

No because they didn't display actual game boxes and just had those stupid plastic flaps with the covers printed on them and you had to bring a ticket to the cashier to actually get the game fuck you toys r us I want to hold the fucking box you pricks.

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Ian Myers
Ian Myers

A few times. The drunk teenager in the early 2000s manning the electronics section did not give a FUCK and would frequently ring up the wrong game when I brought stacks up and wanted to know prices.
"Oh this one's only 19.99? I'll take it then"
he rings up some budget gba title
get thousand year door for $20

James Howard
James Howard

all the time when i was a kid

then
"i don't wanna grow up, i'm a toys r us kid!"
now
toys r us is dead and so is my youth

Landon Morris
Landon Morris

I worked there so I used my employee discount. It was only 10%, so I eventually switched to Best Buy's Gamer Club since it's bigger.

Carter Jackson
Carter Jackson

the game came after turd and you have no idea what my home life was like. my mother didn't even work so if you have two parents who couldn't afford a game maybe daddy needed to spend less money on his trap habit. what are you even doing here?

Hudson Cooper
Hudson Cooper

Thanks Dad, that really helped the other thousand times you said it.
I wonder what it is that makes some kids focus on death more than others. It's not like I was exposed to some traumatic or untimely death when I was a tiny kid.

Noah Clark
Noah Clark

I didn't make any assumptions about your home life, that was you. Are you actually retarded? Now I'm beginning to assume some things. Like your parents were so afraid of their own child that they felt they needed to bait him into doing something most parents have no problem telling their kids to "suck it up." AKA your parents were soft ass pussies and they raised another generation of soft ass pussies.

Wyatt Mitchell
Wyatt Mitchell

I found Xenosaga 3 for $10

Robert Lee
Robert Lee

nah, just tons of beyblades.

Jacob Baker
Jacob Baker

board games on clearance
Damn you're right
tfw no Monopoly nibbas on Sup Forums at all

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Kayden Reyes
Kayden Reyes

This make's me really fucking sad

Luis Brooks
Luis Brooks

I think like most other things it's a mixture of genetics and environment/experience.

Oliver Lewis
Oliver Lewis

You're retarded so I don't care what you think.

Elijah Martin
Elijah Martin

Tfw you will never walk down the aisle again and pick out your game.

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Jonathan Diaz
Jonathan Diaz

Fucking exactly what I'm talking about. They raised a delusional faggot who plugs his ears and screams "LALALA i can't hear you!" when called out on his faggotry.

Gavin Collins
Gavin Collins

Got a copy of Spyro and Jet Moto 2 from there.

Jose Miller
Jose Miller

Any out of business sales??

Caleb Taylor
Caleb Taylor

No you're literally retarded for reasons too complex to explain here. And stop swearing it doesn't make you look hard or real or whatever. You definitely come from a really good background and have honky ass parents who feed you this buttery spiel about doing what you're supposed to and gumption and all this because it's the only thing challenging in your life. Fuck off, I know kids who had so many games they could blow some of them off. getting new games was rare for me. Kiss my ass and have your crackhead parents do the same.

Oliver Cooper
Oliver Cooper

Yes, all the time. It killed me because once I was saving up to buy a neo geo pocket and I didn't have enough until the next week. When my mom and I went back, they had discontinued them. My sister also traded in our NES for Geoffrey Dollars

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Josiah Robinson
Josiah Robinson

reasons too complex to explain here

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Hunter Bailey
Hunter Bailey

The End is Nigh

Apt choice.

Easton Moore
Easton Moore

Yea, my mom took me there to buy lego star wars 2 on ps2 on her birthday because I wanted so badly

Also bought the King Kong game on ps2 from there

But my fondest memories are when I went there with my dad when I was 5-6 to buy toys. RIP

Jacob Moore
Jacob Moore

The one around where I lived when I was younger had stupidly high mark up.

So I always went to Babbage's.

Blake Smith
Blake Smith

It's real hard to be sympathetic to TRU because they frequently had poor inventory overpriced.
Like what's the point in going to a specialty store if their specialties and pricing suck? They were on borrowed time when online shopping got popular.
Maybe I'll swing in during their liquidation, but considering everyone else in our city probably is too, I might just say fuck it.

Blake Ramirez
Blake Ramirez

I liked going there with your dad too.

Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor

What do you guys expect your toys r us buildings turn into....

Dylan Ross
Dylan Ross

getting presents for your mom's birthday

my mom was all mega selfless like that too. or maybe we're both literally Cartman.

Elijah Allen
Elijah Allen

more like ded r us haha

Charles Flores
Charles Flores

2006
mom had to take you

Kayden Jenkins
Kayden Jenkins

So why are they closing? Or more important, how did they go into bankrupcy? Was it a similar situation like Blockbuster? Not from US so I'm curious about it.

Joseph Ortiz
Joseph Ortiz

Another fucking Ross, Marshals, or TJMax.

John Smith
John Smith

Conkers bad fur day

I was like 7

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

FUCK Romney

nypost.com/2017/09/21/bain-capital-has-now-plunged-two-toy-retailers-into-bankruptcy/

Aiden Adams
Aiden Adams

I hate Mitch Rodney!

Jayden Perry
Jayden Perry

Yes, infact I still go there, not for games though anymore, just to steal toys from the kids and film it for reddit upvotes

Luis Howard
Luis Howard

Used to buy GB/GBA games there pretty often, but I switched to Gamestop when they started to stock a good amount of used games.

Colton Sanchez
Colton Sanchez

They've been posting slowed profits and even losses over the last decade or so as online shopping rose in popularity. It's just hit a fever pitch lately, amazon prime posted record users, and toys r us posted record losses in it's holiday quarter this past 2017 season.

There's other reasons, but the majority of blame for this one lies mostly on amazon and other online toy retailers selling things at a significantly lower cost. So yeah, it's like blockbuster in essence, the internet just buttfucked it. It hung on when shipping online was still a week or two long affair, you could go to toys r us and get it NOW, but it's just not a thing anymore.

Zachary Reyes
Zachary Reyes

They're closing because they're mediocre at best and can't compete with Amazon.

David Smith
David Smith

What's that game that you played at the demo stations at ToysRUs that's going to stick with you for life? For me it was the first Medal of Honor.

Easton Myers
Easton Myers

My friend and I got Metroid fusion from there when it came out.

Lucas King
Lucas King

FUCK Republicans
Fixed.
Also fun fact. Trump just repealed a law that said a Financial Adviser must act in the best interest of their client. Meaning it's now legal for them to screw you out of your money, again.
nytimes.com/2017/02/03/business/dealbook/trump-congress-financial-regulations.html

Jackson Bailey
Jackson Bailey

I've never been inside a toys R us

it was always too expensive

Isaiah King
Isaiah King

ive only bought games from them when they were on seriously good sales or clearance

last one i bought was stardew valley for 25$(canuck)
late late year
they havent had any decent prices in the past few years

is Canada toys r us closing?

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Nathan Parker
Nathan Parker

I don't get it, is it haunted?

Noah Hill
Noah Hill

nope, canada's doing great cause they managed to penetrate even smaller villages and towns, where it still takes a week for amazon to reach, or longer. With ab unch of US stores closing, there's a reasonable chance that the ca stores might see some improvements to redouble efforts there, but I wouldn't expect it to stay alive very long, even though at this very moment, it's not at stake.

Chase Peterson
Chase Peterson

Damn. I remember getting giftcards for the place when I was a kid and buying various toys. The last item I bought there was Animal Crossing New Leaf during release week. The Gamestop nearby didn't have it, so I went by Toys R Us. Rest in peace, childhood friend.

Colton Ward
Colton Ward

I got one of the last 5 copies of Pokemon Emerald in stock in all of Australia from a Toys R Us. Good times...

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Kevin Gutierrez
Kevin Gutierrez

One time in '99

Jonathan White
Jonathan White

7 more years

Adrian James
Adrian James

Depends on how old you are. This place was the source for all things video games, trading cards, super soakers, etc for me throughout the '90s and early 2k's.

Joshua Hall
Joshua Hall

I hope he runs America into the ground. the world would honestly be better off without them

Carson Reyes
Carson Reyes

Yep, it's the infamous Sunnyvale store

Colton Ramirez
Colton Ramirez

Last game I bought there was Resident Evil 0 on Gamecube.

Austin Miller
Austin Miller

The TRU near where I live is actually bretty gud.
actually had Switches in stock back when they were a massive bitch to find, and plenty at that
had most of the games I was after
even when they didn't, they would go out of their way to search their store or call up nearby TRUs to tell me if those had 'em in stock
was one of the only companies that had Switch shit on sale at all
>learned that it's because Jewtendo genuinely hates it when any retailer puts their stuff on sale/discount
So yeah, I can't complain about them. Their TCG stuff was overpriced, but they were alright as a vidya retailer.

Dylan Butler
Dylan Butler

There won't be an America left if he's running the country for 4 years.

Nathan Gomez
Nathan Gomez

I bought BOTW and my Switch there.

Cameron Perry
Cameron Perry

This shit was dumb in hindsight but man did it work wonders on the mind as a child. Fuck it, I'd implement it if I owned such a business.

Julian Russell
Julian Russell

Just about every month another one of Trump's advisors is "dismissed" or fired as the investigation continues.
Trumpfags still going full damage control

I'd hate to imply he's getting impeached or stepping down, soon, but how would anyone defend all this stuff happening in the first year?

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Jackson Green
Jackson Green

Topkek poor Carlos. Still living in mortal fear, I see.

Josiah Powell
Josiah Powell

;)

Carter Morales
Carter Morales

YOU HAVE TO GO BACK!

Sebastian Evans
Sebastian Evans

I got my transparent blue N64 with Kirby 64

Miss those days

Michael Ramirez
Michael Ramirez

Both candidates were literally shitposting on twitter, using radio campaigns and using all the dirt they could to fuck each other over

These next couple years are gonna be very weird

Mason Ramirez
Mason Ramirez

Can't handle truth that his populist is just anther oligarch who looks out for himself and the billionaires.
This is why he lost that special election for the Republicans.

Zachary Carter
Zachary Carter

Super Mario 64. I discovered how to lower the water around the castle before I even had the game.

Oliver Cruz
Oliver Cruz

Who else remembers their yellow purchase tags for videogames and that huge videogame warehouse you go to after paying for it?

Blake Diaz
Blake Diaz

After Trump we're coming for all of you, I hope you realize that. When Trump is out, it's going to embolden actual American citizens to do something about the fascist problem this country has been ignoring for far too long. You were right, the Day of The Rope is coming, but its you that's going to be purged.

Oliver Thomas
Oliver Thomas

Republicans are to blame for Toys R Us dying
Toys R Us was failing during Obama's presidency
went all in on SJW Star Wars toys in a hope it would save them and it failed
Yueah...it's totally the right that killed Toys r Us. Not trying to run a business on ideological politics and leftist idealism...

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Ian Clark
Ian Clark

Pot of greed allows me to hang two minorities user!

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Evan Phillips
Evan Phillips

You have no idea what you're talking about.
Europe has similar laws and it's quite ridiculous. Nobody gives you an accurate risk assessment anymore because they are insanely scared of getting sued. Tons of paperwork and basically whenever you invest in anything they have to tell you there is a high chance that you will lose all your money. Not useful advice and the lawsuits are ridiculous.

Don't blame your advisor for how you lost your money. You took the risk, you have to live with it.

Eli Green
Eli Green

Tfw only three stores in my state are closing and none of them have the switch on sale for going out of business sale

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Noah Rivera
Noah Rivera

You have no idea what you're talking about.
Well, you're talking to a liberal...

Thomas Bailey
Thomas Bailey

Are people actually sad about the death of a giant corporation that sold shitty plastic trash and killed your local toy store run by that nice lady who always gave good advice?

Isaiah Fisher
Isaiah Fisher

Yeah, my uncle used to bribe the employees to break the street date for games.

Xavier Diaz
Xavier Diaz

I bought one of the Duel Masters GBA games there

Alexander Hughes
Alexander Hughes

We already got rid of the fascist problem. It was called Antifa and they were on your side.

Noah Long
Noah Long

Corporate shill damage control
Thinking people don't already sign their rights away to litigate if the advisor fucks up.
This is about the financial advisor actively fucking over their clients to make money. Not 'Whoopsie' I misread the market, sorry about that'. I bet you're one of those retards that thinks we can solve health care costs with tort reform.

Blake Jackson
Blake Jackson

Nope, we're still around and preparing. We're just a little busy figuring out the logistics of what to do with the millions of nazi corpses after the purge is done. woodchippers and using the remains as fertilizer have been suggested, but that's a bad idea, the plants that grow from them might start sieg heil'ing and hassling passersby with infographics about race

Brayden Kelly
Brayden Kelly

first system I ever bought with my own money I got there, a GBC and SMB Deluxe.

Hudson Nelson
Hudson Nelson

Fighting something before having a plan or even understanding what you're fighting is exactly why you fail at it.

Liam Wright
Liam Wright

You're both fucking retarded.

Nathaniel Cruz
Nathaniel Cruz

fag grew up hearing other anons like this
literal sour grapes
fuck off retard

Jacob Rogers
Jacob Rogers

Played Pokemon for the first time (Silver) at one when I was 7 (must have been late 2000/early 2001?). I remember being in Violet City and trying to beat the gym with Totodile. Blew my fucking mind as a kid and got me hooked on the games.

Tyler Russell
Tyler Russell

I bought two games ever from Toys R Us.

Legend of the Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon and Mega Man X.

Adrian Wood
Adrian Wood

got my PS2 there

Wyatt Turner
Wyatt Turner

You sound suspiciously similar to that other literal retard that got his panties in a twist with that reply but it's probably just because you're both actual retards.

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Samuel Campbell
Samuel Campbell

I fondly remember waiting in line at a Mew distribution. Shame I never figured out what happened to the save file.

Xavier Fisher
Xavier Fisher

I remember is I worked seasonal in 2004, going into the stockroom and getting some Dreamcast accessories for supercheap.

And buying Misadventures of Tron Bonne and Mega Man Legends 2 new before it was the price of a kidney, but that could've been before then around 2001 or so.

Lincoln Collins
Lincoln Collins

I work for Best Buy so no.

Nolan Taylor
Nolan Taylor

They've actually had really good deals for the past couple years. I'd never buy anything from them regularly but they frequently had Buy 2 deals that I'd come in for.

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Mason Taylor
Mason Taylor

jesus dude my parents never really gave me stuff i vividly remember counting 500 pennies for bionicles from target

Landon Carter
Landon Carter

And you still turned into an insufferable faggot. I guess that proves both of us wrong.

Brayden Powell
Brayden Powell

wew lad who touched you

Chase Lopez
Chase Lopez

Nope. My Dad was a pirate so he had 2500 something floppy disks of pirated games for us to play growing up. Sucks about the stores shutting down in the us.

Hunter Murphy
Hunter Murphy

I went to the big one in New York City with the ferris wheel inside for my 10th birthday, rode on it a few times and then got Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.

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Dominic Davis
Dominic Davis

The only time I really remember Toys R Us Specifically was when my dad took me and my brother there to get a new game. We ended up getting an Atomic Green 64 controller and a copy of Turok 2.

When we got in the car to leave the car, a 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity wouldn't start. It took what felt like ages to get the thing towed and get home because the anticipation of getting to play a new game was killing us. Car never started again and we had to get a new one. I think dad was secretly happy it died because he wanted a new car anyway. Pic related, it's like that car was meant to carry N64 games.

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Jaxson Barnes
Jaxson Barnes

youtube.com/watch?v=ue7wM0QC5LE

Brandon Allen
Brandon Allen

family truckstah

Cooper Flores
Cooper Flores

I got my SNES and toys(power rangers etc from there.

RIP

Lucas Taylor
Lucas Taylor

trying to run a business on ideological politics and leftist idealism...
Preeeetty sure they were banking on the starwars brand user. Not on the left.

Camden Jackson
Camden Jackson

i remember getting gameboy advance games. i'll miss you toys r us.

F

Eli Reyes
Eli Reyes

Trump is a low IQ retard but he's not responsible for ToysRUs going under

ToysRUs was toast for a lot of reasons. Retail in general is getting absolutely schlonged because of Amazon. Look at what's happened to places like GameStop, Kmart, Macys, JC Penny, etc

Also, a lot of kids would just rather watch youtube videos than play with toys

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Cameron Reyes
Cameron Reyes

We can blame Trump for not trying to prop up retails when he's willing to fuck everyone else over to save a few hundred coal jobs.

Ethan Turner
Ethan Turner

Why should he give gibsmedat for companies? If they can't survive on their own they should close shop.

Camden Myers
Camden Myers

As a kid. When me and my brother did well on our report cards my dad would bring us there to buy a game. Most of the time it was shovelware like Disney's The Emperor's New Groove on PS1. But sometimes it was amaing games like pic related.

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Ian Davis
Ian Davis

Republicans are to blame for Toys R Us dying

No sweetie. Retail in general has been going downhill since the recession.

Nolan Bailey
Nolan Bailey

Why does coal get a pass? They're a dying industry and propping them up only helps the owners, not the workers.

Caleb Long
Caleb Long

wah Trump is only for big business!
wah Trump isn't saving big business!

Josiah Thompson
Josiah Thompson

You're A1 fucking right on the coal shit, coal is INFINITELY deader than retail. Ironically, cheap natural gas via hydraulic fracturing (which Republicans strongly support) made coal obsolete. Natural gas pollutes too, but coal pollutes a fuck of a lot more.

Trump shouldn't bother trying to save coal OR retail. They're both a lost cause. UBI would unironically be a better idea.

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Luis Turner
Luis Turner

I only read the first sentence of a post and made myself look like an idiot

Brandon Reed
Brandon Reed

I am really mad

Oh sweetheart!

Caleb Walker
Caleb Walker

Damn, it was 2000, I purchased Marvel vs Capcom for Dreamcast .

Brandon Johnson
Brandon Johnson

I got Zone of the Enders HD Collection and South Park there.

It's sad when you go there and see what's left. I went to my nearby store a week or so ago - most of the Xbox One and PS4 games, being only 20% off, were still on shelves. Meanwhile, there was nothing left for Switch aside from FE Warriors, Axiom Verge, Doom, and one copy of Xeno 2.

Christopher Thompson
Christopher Thompson

I got my first system that was my own there, a Gameboy Pocket, and a copy of Batman

Batman on Gameboy was dog shit

Juan Wood
Juan Wood

I never bought a single video game at ToysRUs.

I probably have a few stuffed animals in my basement from there, though. I had a shitload of stuffed animals when I was little.

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Aiden Walker
Aiden Walker

Two people in a guild I was in said they used to buy games exclusively at Toys R Us to "scope out the sexy 'lil girls". thought they were joking at first until they were trading tips on taking creepshots and talking about swapping said creepshots through burner emails.

guess the game

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William Lee
William Lee

I've never even been inside a toys r us. My parents always got my shit from sears

Aaron Martinez
Aaron Martinez

disgea

also I hope both of those guys get raped

Caleb Phillips
Caleb Phillips

The dentist. thats why he wasnt in the mood for a new game afterwards.

Joseph Butler
Joseph Butler

they had a preorder deal for smash where you got a free amiibo of your choice on release day if you preorder
go to store to pick up my preordered copy of smash
ask where the hell my preordered amiibo and game was
they literally just walk me to their locked display case and open it up and grab a copy of smash and then hand me a kirby amiibo
ask them what happened to rest of amiibos
get told i was supposed to camp outside that morning if i wanted to ensure i got the specific amiibo i wanted

Fuck that shit at least fucking gamestop locks up their preorders and holds it for you

Henry Jackson
Henry Jackson

what the fuck

Aiden Kelly
Aiden Kelly

not Disgaea
I shit you not, I called them out for being fucking creeps and they respond with
"there's nothing wrong with fantasizing :3"

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Brayden Gomez
Brayden Gomez

The what? Not everyone here is a la creatura.

Christian Hernandez
Christian Hernandez

The last time I walked into a Toys R' Us of my own volition I found a new copy of Ghost Trick for $30. Worth it.

Tyler Perez
Tyler Perez

Muh Political boogeyman is responsible for Toys R Us dying!
No!! It's actually MUH political boogeyman that's responsible!!!!
Or maybe they're just going under because people aren't going to brick and mortar stores for games and shit, Jesus Christ fuck off with your irrelevant politics you gigantic faglord.

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Joseph Fisher
Joseph Fisher

Toys R Us biggest issues were:

a) How fucking expensive everything is.

Say you want Nerf blaster. You could get that blaster at Toys R Us. Or you could get it at Walmart for about $15-$30 less.

b) They stuck with videogames.

Videogames were NOT what people went to TRU for. Not since Gamestop and EB Games became popular. And there's just no competing with Gamestop in the retail games space.

And THEN you have Amazon dominating online purchases.

Parker Edwards
Parker Edwards

I was always in the mood for a new game, even after my dentist molested me.

Ryder Thompson
Ryder Thompson

youtube.com/watch?v=K42H9qSLy2Y

this elmo guy camped in front of toyrus in times square ranting about jews

Isaiah Sullivan
Isaiah Sullivan

Why did it die?

William Morgan
William Morgan

theparanormalguide.com/blog/the-haunting-of-toysrus-sunnyvale

tl;dr some long deceased farmhand is a dick to the wageslaves

Evan Taylor
Evan Taylor

It's where we got our n64 and several of the games we ended up getting for it.

Carson Collins
Carson Collins

Yea also they had good console handled bundles

Jason Jones
Jason Jones

I used to work at tru ask me anything

Wyatt Lopez
Wyatt Lopez

Not since Gamestop and EB Games became popular.
Let's not pretend that Gamestop hasn't been on the decline too. Shit their selection of new games is barely better than other retail stores.

Wyatt Sanders
Wyatt Sanders

Last time i went was around when they stopped showing cartoons on weekday TV.

Ryder Russell
Ryder Russell

do you ever get hard being around little girls all day?

Carson Evans
Carson Evans

How shit is your life now, don't lie. Was ToysRUs your peak?

Caleb Lee
Caleb Lee

I haven't been to an tru in over a decade, before that I had maybe been to one less than 5 times

I have more nostalgic memories of the mom&pop video games store I used to go to and is still open and the mall that died near my local tru.

Brandon Hall
Brandon Hall

if you were there all day you know you;d end up with some 12 year old skank in yoga pants in your spank bank, pedo or no

Jackson Thomas
Jackson Thomas

store was dead most of the time. most people there were older than ten
my life is better now than what it was when i worked at tru

Ryder Jenkins
Ryder Jenkins

be bad eye vision faggot
have to go to the local mall to get new glasses
while waiting for glasses to be done, walk around the mall
go into GameStop for the first time in like three years
it's all funko pops and t-shirts and minecraft merchandise
nobody else is even in the store
games which you could get for $29 on amazon new are still $54 used

I almost feel bad for GameStop

they bought out or bankrupted all of their competition to dominate the used video game retail market....just in time for the market to become totally unprofitable

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Bentley Ortiz
Bentley Ortiz

where do you work now? did little girls give you boners or not?

Anthony Brooks
Anthony Brooks

Toys R Us biggest issue in the last few years were:
1) Focusing more on games, but not the games people wanted. Doesn't matter if you have 500 copies of Mass Effect Andromeda sitting in every store if no one is buying it.
2) Focusing on exclusive deals. Again, it doesn't matter if you're the only one who is selling the "Premium Barbie Playhouse with Posh Yellow Sundeck" if no one wants it.
3) Focusing on Star Wars toys. They have almost half of every store full of Star Wars toys and no one is buying them. Because no one cares about fucking Rey or Finn or BB8. But instead of accepting Star Wars was failing and moving on, they had the same shit sitting on store shelves for 3+ years. You can go to one of these liquidation sales and still see toys for The Force Awakens, that came out on launch day.

John Sanchez
John Sanchez

But Gamestop has used games. Plusbthey get regular deals on new shit that ither retailers don't get. On top of that, Gamestop expanded to general nerdy shit instead of JUST games. They aren't doing good but they're far from irrelevant. As long as POP figures and used games exist, Gamestop will keep trucking on.

Though I HATE their new Pro system. So it used to be that being a Pro member got you used game discounts on every game. Well now they have a more expensive Elite Pro tier. So standard Pro members like me? No more discount. I'm fucking pissed.

Joseph Hall
Joseph Hall

They're still making money hand over fist on pre-orders, action figures and "PROELITEMEGA-MEMBERSHIPS" with FREE SUBSCRIPTION to the world's most expensive toilet paper.

Logan Flores
Logan Flores

In the future every store will be replaced by Amazon

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Jeremiah Cook
Jeremiah Cook

archeologists are gonna find mass graves full of copies of ME:A which were never bought

you can legit buy it for like $6 off of amazon right now

Easton Sullivan
Easton Sullivan

games which you could get for $29 on amazon new are still $54 used

How long ago was this? Because lately they've been cheaper or on par with other retailers. ESPECIALLY digital sales. Like a used copy of Lichdom PS4 is $14. Steam still selling that shit for $40.

Robert Russell
Robert Russell

I've seen stacks of sealed copies at thrift stores.

Justin Jones
Justin Jones

I really hope people aren't dumb enough to still buy any of that shit

Brody Torres
Brody Torres

Amazon and Disney will form a mega-corporation and get away with it

Tyler Peterson
Tyler Peterson

They are. My ex-girlfriend spends money like a drunken sailor and bought an elite membership for no other reason than the badgering of the employees. I'd imagine a lot of people go in for that gay elite membership.

Kayden Mitchell
Kayden Mitchell

When you're 5 billion dollars in debt trying to compete with ubiquitous skynet tier entities such as Amazon and outsource lords like Walmart it's very hard to win.

Grayson Brooks
Grayson Brooks

maybe I'm an antisocial faggot but that's why I stopped going to GameStop

they kept trying to sell me stupid shit I didn't want, it'd take several minutes to check out with one game

I think some of the incels at GameStop specifically try to hardsell to women

Easton Brown
Easton Brown

Closest one was a 2 hour drive away, so no. Last I've been there the video game section was this tiny corner in the store where model trains got more floor space.

Justin White
Justin White

I'll preorder at Gamestop if the bonuses are tight. Like Persona 5 Steal Your Heart Edition. That gave me enough points to get $15 off a used purchase. Got Valkyria Chronicles PS4 for like $5.

Kayden Martin
Kayden Martin

the retail store isn't going away. on stuff that people would like to return if it doesn't work or fit right or intimidate needs and gifts people will still go to target / walmart. and there are still huge numbers of under employed people who don't want to or can't afford the extra charge of shipping costs

Liam Sullivan
Liam Sullivan

This is just an excuse retail chains keep making to cover their own idiotic decisions. Companies like Sears, Toys r Us and Circuit City were/are doing bad because they wouldn't stock and do what customers want. As was already explained up at

Other companies are changing to fit the market and are not only surviving, but seeing gains over the last year.

Justin Campbell
Justin Campbell

Then there are the people scared to use their credit card online. Won't take long before they are gone though.

Jeremiah Bailey
Jeremiah Bailey

Nah, I bought them from here.

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Zachary Richardson
Zachary Richardson

It's been a very unpleasant experience buying anything there since about the time they consumed EB Games. I'm not anti-social and it's driven me to just buy things online. they never fucking have any stock for new games outside or preorders once they've been out two weeks.

I mean if I got paid on a commission or whatever they do there I'd probably see her as a good mark to badger until she gives in.

Adrian Taylor
Adrian Taylor

Spider-Man 2 for GC.
Well, my mom did.

Noah Roberts
Noah Roberts

Super Mario Brothers 2
Castlevania
Bubble bobble
Mario 3
Chrono trigger
Yoshis island
Mario 64
Star fox 64

Joseph Young
Joseph Young

Yup, it was where I bought my GameBoy Advance SP with SSX Tricky.

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Xavier Scott
Xavier Scott

My Game Boy Color + Pokémon Yellow is from there.

Jack Hill
Jack Hill

they would have to pay me to take that headset from them desu

Xavier King
Xavier King

I don't think so, I'm going to assume that those are the same kinds of people who DON'T understand how to use technology. there's an interesting yt video with a discussion between jordan peterson and a guy called Dr. richard haier about the number of people at or below an IQ of 85, an intelligence too low operate simple things like smart phones or cash registers, the population estimates were between 10% and 15%. That population isn't going away.

James Cox
James Cox

This is the future you chose
The Walmartpocalypse is at hand

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Aiden Garcia
Aiden Garcia

I bought my copy of splatoon 2 and an inkling girl amiibo there but that's about it

Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas

user I hate to tell you this but Toy's r Us was already in trouble before Mass Effect or the new Star Wars was a thing.

sourcingjournalonline.com/toys-r-us-bankruptcy/

seattletimes.com/business/amazon-settles-long-standing-legal-dispute-with-toys-r-us/

Toy r us was having a hard time dealing with Walmart and stupidly decided to work with Amazon back in the early 2000's to compete. What they ultimately did was gave a foot hold for Amazon in the public market sphere in trade for online support. Only to be disappointed by the performance and then had to let two private equity firms to buy them out for 6 billion in 2005. They've been trying to pay that debt off for over 10 years.

It's got nothing to do with priority in certain games or Star Wars products. They were legitimately fucked due to bad business deals and debtors.

Matthew Cook
Matthew Cook

tfw autismus maximus
used to shop at gamestop
used to even pre-order niche games at gamestop
roughly a year or two ago, employees suddenly get incredibly persistent
get within 2mi (3.2km) of the checkout desk and the employees will start talking with you about used games, their magazine, their membership program, anything they can help you find, whatever, and will not stop no matter what until you leave
this happens three times over the course of a month
have never gone into gamestop again
i pretty much stopped buying games anyway though

Logan Perez
Logan Perez

I went there once in like 2010 to get a mew on pokemon fire-red.
Used to go with my brother around 2005-2009 to check out mc'farlaine figures because we didn't really have much of a selection at the local commicbook store.

Now this brings nostalgia. I used to live pretty close to one, used to have a walk down to it with my parents when I was in my mid-teens and they'd get me a videogame while they were browsing electronics.
So many hours wasted on those demo stations.
Feels nostalgia mayne.

Connor Hughes
Connor Hughes

money on preorders
how are they making money on $5 deposits that just reduce the cost of a proper purchase? It's not like they just "get" the money either, people can cancel for literally any reason.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez

About three years ago I think I got WarioWare DIY really cheap there. Bargain!

Jaxson King
Jaxson King

Because that's an extra game laying around unnaccounted for and possibly unsold and discounted whereas preorders are like someone giving their drug dealer money for pot before he even has it. Takes all the risk out of it for them and now that they've trained their good little goyims to preorder they barely order any stock above it except for faggot shit like CoD.

Luke Sanders
Luke Sanders

Literally the two games I got there what the fuck

Jaxson Evans
Jaxson Evans

wow we both got the most cliche autistic non-games available!

shocking

Julian Rivera
Julian Rivera

Again though, it's not even safe money, because people have the ability to cancel and retrieve that money at literally any point. I'd get it if it were like digital preorders on most platforms where you're locked into it, but gamestop does preorders really well in that regard. You can put down $5 and ensure you get a copy of some super popular shit you know is gonna be sold out day 1, and if it looks shit, even a ady before release, you can cancel it and get your $5 back. In what way does that benefit gamestop?

Xavier Sullivan
Xavier Sullivan

You have to realize that Toy-R-Us can't blame Amazon entirely.

They made bad financial decisions before the online revolution that gave them a huge debt burden with not enough cash flows to pay back that debt. Furthermore, because they were in debt, they couldn't actually invest in e-retailing because they had no cash to do so and they certainly weren't going to get another bond, loan any other debt financing to invest.

Jace Parker
Jace Parker

Yes I bought my silver Gameboy Advance that I still have. Last time I went there was a few years ago when we bought my sisters christmas presents. Ill probably go one last time to see what shit I can find.

Bentley Moore
Bentley Moore

I got my Gameboy Advance there when it was brand new, was in second grade. I actually loved that place as a little kid, only got physical toys when I went there.

My only other clear memories of TRU were getting event Pokemon: Mew on LeafGreen, lv. 50 Dragonite on Platinum, and I think Shaymin at one point.

Eli Robinson
Eli Robinson

I don't know how many people actually do cancel them on a regular basis and obviously neither of us really know what we're talking about here but I suspect with the amount of money they spend on buying pre-order bonuses from publishers I'd imagine it's a pretty profitable scheme for them. Unless the person cancels a day before the game comes out they can just not order that copy anyway so that would only apply to people who cancel their pre order at the eleventh hour and I doubt there's a lot of those people either.

Oliver Green
Oliver Green

Got several things from there:

Sonic 2
Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins (First mario game and was fun as fuck)
Toy Story for GB
Tamogotchi for GB (It was on sale for like $3, was actually quite fun).
Casper for GB (Bought with a gift card won from school along with one of those all in one screen protectors with a magnifying glass. Casper sucked dick and was one of my worst purchases).
PS2 console
Super Mario Galaxy (Mainly because they were giving away $20 gift cards for purchasing it).
Destiny for PS4 (Because it was on sale, and was the last thing I ever bought from there)

They sadly got worse over the years and the electronics department was always either understaffed or abandoned, and I had to fight to get some deals sometimes that were advertised. Last time I went in they were in bad shape and it looked like how K-Marts now looked, unclean and empty.

Chase Barnes
Chase Barnes

But my point was that it was their bad decisions over a long period of time. Not just recently. People were talking about the doom of Toys r Us in the 1990s.

Jordan Lewis
Jordan Lewis

Yeah I remember pre-ordering Zelda: OOT for N64 and staring at the receipt for months on end.

The day we went over to Toys R Us to pick up the gold special edition was like a fucking dream come true.

NOTHING ELSE CAME CLOSE TO THAT

I'm 32 years old now and even sex can't touch that fucking feeling.

Joseph Nelson
Joseph Nelson

Every year I would get the buy two get one free deal. I did it for almost two decades.

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