Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stuff I bought from Toys R' Us

This week, the news about Toys R' Us has gone from bad to worse. They've been operating under a crushing amount of debt the past few years, and not too long ago they filed for bankruptcy and started closing stores. Well, it seems that just wasn't enough, and it looks like the chain will be closing for good in the near future. Someone else could come in a buy them out, but that's a longshot, and not looking very likely.

I have to admit, as sad as I am about TRU closing, I don't have much in the way of nostalgic feelings for them. The nearest store to me was over an hour away, so it's not like my folks would take me there every weekend to spend my allowance. Most of the times I ended up there, it was with my spoiled neighbor, who was almost always going to get spend a couple hours buying new Nintendo games. Whenever I would try to wander over to the action figure aisles, his mother or grandmother would tell me to stay put, and not to wander off. I would stare longingly in the direction of G.I. Joe and Thundercats, just wishing I could sneak over there for a few lousy minutes while my neighbor argued with his mom about whether he was going to get 3 or 4 new games.

Still, as infrequent as my trips to Toys R' Us have been, I still managed to pick up a few things from them over the years. Some of them were gems, others, not so much. So, here's a complete list of everything I've bought from Toys R' Us, roughly in order.

Note, I don't own any of these anymore, so I unfortunately had to use pictures from the net.

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