Today Is the Day Every Last Toys R Us Store Closes

Gladys Abbott
June 30, 2018

The toy giant filed for bankruptcy in September 2017 and announced liquidation sales shortly after, CBS New York reports. Decked out in a shirt, sunglasses and a hat, the giraffe waves goodbye at the camera as it prepares to depart with its green luggage.

But numerous children who happily sang the "I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid" jingle grew into busy parents who found shopping online more convenient.

The photo depicts Geoffrey leaving the empty toy store while holding a suitcase and saying goodbye to the empty shelves.

It's a shame Toys R Us' doors are closed and the blame can be pointed at a lot of things including mismanaging finances to a drastic degree, but the fact is Toys R Us will be a thing future generations will only hear about in stories about the past. The 900-store retail chain will also expand its online toy assortments, Harrison added.

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"The company's operations outside of the USA and Canada, including its operations in Europe and Australia and its approximately 255 licensed stores and joint venture partnership in Asia, which are separate entities, are not part of the Chapter 11 filing", a spokesperson said.

The campaign for severance continued until the end, with employees expressing their views in varying ways while working final shifts at some 700 stores across the country.

Johnpiere is believed to be an employee at a Toys "R" Us in Waterbury, Connecticut (left).

Five former Toys R Us executives, including former CEO David Brandon, shared $8.2 million in retention bonuses. What we found was a manager who didn't want us filming, no Geoffrey, and a pretty good sale on a small selection of toys. "Play on!" the company posted on its website.

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