- Jun 25, 2014
I liked KB Toys a lot. Their prices were more reasonable and they kick kick bootimus sales and clearance racks. As long as I get my toy fix, I will be loyal to no store! GIMME PONIES, STORES!
Same here. Our KB was always the most expensive place to buy toys, and they had a very poor selection of older releases that I mostly already had from cheaper stores. I only bought from there when it was something that none of the other stores ever got in the first place (a rare occurrence).Then TrU? Maybe where you lived Foof. Our KB made TrU look like Walmart. That and our TrU is only a a dollar or few higher then Walmarts.
Yea R2 said they would be bigger stores not those small mall types. I guess we will have to see what happens. Yea the scalpers are bad. They clean the shelves off at walmart and target so well; I can never find anything...if not for the fact that Walmart has major theft issues within their stores. Many of the Disney Nanofigs are opened and one figure removed. I wonder how Walmart just lets this continue like they do? How can they turn a profit when it is so easy for little theify fingers to steal stuff there. I tell you though I really want a good toy store to go to. R2 and I went all of the time. TRU was where I got most of my Schleich figures and Calico Critter stuff. Its super sad to lose the store, but I noticed there were never very many people in TRU.Hopefully they'll get permanent locations. Because if they're pop-up stores and have exclusives, scalpers will come running and it'll be im-freaking-possible to get anything. Greedy turds.
I sure hope it comes back! I miss it and was outraged when KB disappeared a decade ago.
I also got the bulk of my generation 3 ponies there.
If TRU has to go then it can go as long as I have KB!
I couldn't find any relevant mentions on google in the past few months, only the common "TrU suffered the same fate as KB" remarks in articles. It must have been cancelled or delayed, because now is prime time to start figuring out contracts for pop-up stores. They're going to have to be quick on the heels of Spirit Halloween.Any further news of this?
I couldn't find any relevant mentions on google in the past few months, only the common "TrU suffered the same fate as KB" remarks in articles. It must have been cancelled or delayed, because now is prime time to start figuring out contracts for pop-up stores. They're going to have to be quick on the heels of Spirit Halloween.
I noticed where my old TrU was, there was a pop-up shop that looks to be part of "Halloween City" called "Toy City". They were still setting up the Toy part of it when I went in, but it seems like at least SOMEONE is doing the pop-up shops for Christmas.
If this is by the same people who were trying to do the KB toys revival, this makes much more sense as more consumers have awareness of TrU (at least, freshly grown adults with children)
Here's some articles, and I heard it was mentioned on live news by friends of friends on FacebookI know. I'd gladly welcome both.