Post by tnamarveljakks on Sept 25, 2017 15:50:39 GMT -5
I don't think this belongs in figure findings since we're not actually talking about figures, but about the store in general. Personally, I'm not surprised that they're in trouble. They've always been quite high in prices, I'd say for at least the last ten years, especially compared to Smyths.
If they do go out, I hope Smyths come and pick some of their stores up.
Post by mattelwwecollector on Sept 25, 2017 16:03:26 GMT -5
its only USA/Canada nothing to do with the UK stores apparently also its not so much their pricing for example basics and elites are cheaper than smyths and the summer slam series were a lot cheaper
the problem is they have sooooo many stores in the US (not sure about Canada), they're literally everywhere and theres just too much competition for toys now a days to sustain that many stores, especially with online (Amazon in particular is now ridiculously big and usually the go to place to buy anything)
all that'll happen is they'll close a bunch of stores in the states where there is too many stores in one area, I saw this coming when they closed their New York Times Square store, thats was right in the middle of New York and it was an amazing store (had a ferris wheel in the lobby) but they just couldn't sustain enough profit to keep it there)
years ago when you wanted toys you went to toys r us, now a days you have so many more options, but as I say the UK should not be touched
Post by laythvandam on Sept 29, 2017 6:59:49 GMT -5
There's one opening up in Sunderland in a few weeks. So I think the UK stores are safe. They'll just close down a couple of hundred underperforming ones after Christmas to help re-organise their debts.
Post by Patrick Bateman (original) on Oct 30, 2017 14:44:31 GMT -5
They need to keep up with stock, and clearance old stock out. Instead of old stuff just clogging shelves. My son doesn't even ask to go to toys r us anymore. Because they always have the same wrestlers and superheroes every time we go in.