In farewell to United States shoppers, Toys R Us urges Play on!

In farewell to United States shoppers, Toys R Us urges Play on!

He could no longer be a Toys 'R Us kid.

The famed toy emporium filed for bankruptcy last fall and announced it would be shutting down all locations across America in March.

Feeling nostalgic? We gathered some of the photos of the New Springville store over the years, as well as some of the social media buzz about this - the last day to be a Toys R Us kid.

"One day, all of us will get separated from each other".

The toy store opened its doors 70 years ago.

After declaring bankruptcy in September, the chain in March sought a bankruptcy court's approval to start closing its 735 USA stores, with severance payments coming to a halt during the liquidation. There was also the heavy debt load Toys R Us had to bear after the company was purchased by private-equity firms Bain Capital and KKR & Co.in a $6.6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005.




Retailers like Walmart and Target are expanding their toy aisles to fill the hole as customers look for new places to shop.

A man reportedly bought upwards of $1 million of toys from the now-defunct Toys "R" Us stores in North Carolina, our sister station WTVD confirmed.

As the last of the US stores close, more than 30,000 workers will be looking for work.

The closure will leave thousands of workers across the United States without a job.

Jacob Rabon IV tweeted two of the photos with the caption: 'I can't believe childhood is cancelled'. "What we're asking is that the executives at Toys "R" Us would allow us to be the stewards of Geoffrey, their mascot, as a way for us to raise awareness for giraffe conservation".

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