In 2018, Toys 'R' Us decided to close all its locations in the United States. Despite attempts to revive the brand, the Covid pandemic shut down the last two stores in early 2021. Then, in late 2021 Toys 'R' Us did two things: they opened up a new location inside the American Dream Mall (you can see my tour here) and they opened up several holiday loca
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Thanks to a recent post on Twitter by Transformers artist Don Figueroa, I was reminded that back in 2003 the Toys 'R' Us store in Times Square, New York City had gigantic artwork in its window for the Armada toy line with spectacular Unicron artwork by Figueroa taking center stage! Other characters including Galvatron also appeared. It was a very dramatic presentation for the Transformers brand and quite a sight to see in person.
After many years of absence from the United States, Toys"R"Us has opened its first retail store in years at the American Dream Mall. This was first revealed at the beginning of December, but it has now become a reality! I visited the store on opening day (its Grand Opening is this coming Tuesday, the 21st) and took photos and video. You can hear my thoughts on the store in the video or browse through the gallery below of 50+ images. Please forgive the shakiness in the video. It was less than ideal conditions to record and I did not have a gim