Toys R Us to close 200 more stores.

ThunderDan19

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There was a write up on LinkedIn this morning on the KayBee resurrection. They seem pretty serious about it, especially now. Whether it sticks or not will remain to be seen...
 

ThunderDan19

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That seems the most likely. Low initial overhead and good for market testing while the main operation gets off the ground.
 

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But how are you going to make money?

Larian's vision for Toys "R" Us includes turning its stores into entertainment hotspots.
"We will make Toys 'R' Us an experience in and of itself; a fun and engaging place where families can spend an entire day," he said in his statement on Friday. "Imagine a mini-Disneyland in each neighborhood."
 

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But how are you going to make money?

Larian's vision for Toys "R" Us includes turning its stores into entertainment hotspots.
"We will make Toys 'R' Us an experience in and of itself; a fun and engaging place where families can spend an entire day," he said in his statement on Friday. "Imagine a mini-Disneyland in each neighborhood."
I had a similar idea ... charge an entry fee...have play areas where certain toys each day are open and able to be used...have a gaming area where you can demo games...have a spot for kids to try driving the ride on vehicles and bikes...people pay to play...IF they purchase said items...the get the "cover charge" taken off the price (pending total cost vs cover) every day new stuff is available to try...open stuff gets donated to shelters / day cares / schools... obviously need to watch for stuff getting busted up, but then it is an experience. Those who could never afford a $500 jeep for their 3 year old to drive, could stop by and let them drive it for an hour every once in awhile...shoot every time they stop the kid could drive a different one perhaps. Gamers could try games, not long enough to finish them...but enough to want to buy...you could sponsor tournaments...lots of possibilities...wish I had the capital to try it...
 
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Mine's officially gone. Went by one week and the parking lot was jammed, the next week, nothing. I asked my wife and she said they had signs up saying they were closed.
 

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I went by my TRU last week, and it was still half-full, as if they hadn't sold anything since I was there a couple of weeks prior. Problem is, action figures were still just 10% off, legos 5% off. WTF Mattel! How do they expect to clear out the remnants at near MSRP... or in the case of Marvel Legends, 10% off a price that's been jacked up by 10%... so basically normal price.

Seriously, I don't get it. If you can't beat amazon prices while liquidating inventory, you're just wasting everyone's time. If you're going to liquidate, at least do it properly.