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A holiday sale booklet of Toys"R"Us

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A holiday sale booklet of Toys"R"Us
Posted by BN7150 on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:21 PM

I found a color booklet in my mailbox today. Oh, Toys"R"Us! It's a holiday sale. The only people living in this area are the elderly, so the strategy is to get us to buy for our grandchildren. Thickness of 40 pages in letter size. Perhaps they are aiming to recover from COVID-19. When I flipped through it, I saw Tomika Plarail. Yes, Toys"R"Us has a low target age. There was no railroad model. Disappointing. What are you doing to pass on this hobby to your descendants? By the way, I keep failing.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 11:19 PM

I had no idea that ToysRUs was in the Asian market.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, November 24, 2022 3:31 AM

Not much use here in the U.K..   Toys R Us are not here.No

 

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Posted by rrebell on Thursday, November 24, 2022 9:10 AM

NorthBrit

Not much use here in the U.K..   Toys R Us are not here.No

 

David

 

Yes they are, on Hyde street and 8 other locations.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Thursday, November 24, 2022 10:23 AM

If we get that ad, it will join the rest of the other advertising in the recycle bin.  My daughter turns 32 the day after Christmas and she's the last of that generation.  I remember buying diapers at ToyRUs.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by NorthBrit on Thursday, November 24, 2022 10:57 AM

rrebell

 

 
NorthBrit

Not much use here in the U.K..   Toys R Us are not here.No

 

David

 

 Yes they are, on Hyde street and 8 other locations.

 

 

Apparently Toys"R"Us U.K.  went into liquidation  in 2019 (I believe)  hence my statement they were not in the U.K.

 

Now I see Toys"R"Us are trading again (Sept.22 according to website), but have no connection with the original company.  

You learn something new every day,  even if it is useless.  Laugh

 

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Posted by kasskaboose on Thursday, November 24, 2022 11:04 AM

Happy Thanksgiving.  What a great way to enjoy the holiday season.  Oh the memories!

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Posted by BN7150 on Thursday, November 24, 2022 2:28 PM

The chain opened its first store in Japan in 1991 as part of efforts to break down non-tariff barriers, and it is known that President George Bush visited the opening of the second store. As of 2018, there are 186 stores nationwide (Wikipedia-Japanese). One store was 1.2 mile from my house, and I visited it once, but there were no model railroads. The following model was purchased on US ebay 10 years ago. (my blog post)

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Thursday, November 24, 2022 3:00 PM

Gaaaah!  I remember now!  I actually have that car.  My sister got it for me at a yard sale.  It had plastic wheels and horn hooks, one of which was actually mounted upside down.

To my knowledge, that car and a similar Vlassic Pickle boxcar I received at the same time have never run on my layout.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by snjroy on Thursday, November 24, 2022 3:24 PM

I haven't see an HO scale train set advertized in a (Canadian) flyer in ages. Department stores just don't stock them up here anymore.

Simon

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Posted by BN7150 on Friday, November 25, 2022 1:39 AM

What is the business situation of Hobbytown (official website) among chain stores? (my blog post)

Below are chains that have gone out of business.
Woolworth (my blog post)

Great Train Store (my blog post)

Kay-Bee Toys (my blog post)

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Posted by drgwcs on Friday, November 25, 2022 4:32 AM

BN7150

What is the business situation of Hobbytown (official website) among chain stores? (my blog post)

Below are chains that have gone out of business.
Woolworth (my blog post)

Great Train Store (my blog post)

Kay-Bee Toys (my blog post)

 

Hobbytowns are still around in the US. They are actually a franchise with each individually owned. They lean heavily to radio control, plastic models,, and some toys and vary in regards to how much train stuff they carry. Many don't carry a lot. 

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Posted by maxman on Friday, November 25, 2022 7:18 AM

BN7150

What is the business situation of Hobbytown (official website) among chain stores? (my blog post)

Below are chains that have gone out of business.
Woolworth (my blog post)

Great Train Store (my blog post)

Kay-Bee Toys (my blog post)

 

I have never seen any of these cars.  What a neat collection.

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Posted by rrebell on Friday, November 25, 2022 8:10 AM

NorthBrit

 

 
rrebell

 

 
NorthBrit

Not much use here in the U.K..   Toys R Us are not here.No

 

David

 

 Yes they are, on Hyde street and 8 other locations.

 

 

 

Apparently Toys"R"Us U.K.  went into liquidation  in 2019 (I believe)  hence my statement they were not in the U.K.

 

Now I see Toys"R"Us are trading again (Sept.22 according to website), but have no connection with the original company.  

You learn something new every day,  even if it is useless.  Laugh

 

David

 

Yeah, it is funny how companys come back as someone finds value in the name. Here in the states we have a lot of these companys, Bombay (not train related) is another that quickly comes to mind.

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