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General Discussion / Re: What will be the Impact of Toys-R-Us?
« Last post by targetrasp on Today at 04:27:28 PM »
too little too late on the online sales front.

When they started trying to sell online the sight was atrocious and nothing worked right.

I think this trend of brick and mortar retailers shuttering will continue until the online shopping trend changes (and it may not). Small, high touch boutique retailers will probably gobble up the small niche left for those looking for personal service but lets be honest. Any big box retailer has nipped costs so much that you might as well be shopping online. When's the last time someone at home depot or Lowes offered their assistance? When was there a manned video game counter in a toys r us? The only benefit left is being able to physically hold the box or getting your item same day. Even same day service has turned into a problem. When my washing machine broke I walked into best buy asking what I could leave with that day... there was nothing. It'd take 2 days to have something shipped to the story. The kid wants this crazy huge lego set, chances are it has to be ordered. Retailers have screwed themselves
General Discussion / Re: Black Panther Movie
« Last post by BLUEVOODU on Today at 02:16:30 PM »
FINALLY got to see this movie.   It was pretty good... good music... there were a few parts (mainly at the beginning) that were not as strong.   They could've solidified the beginning better.

However, overall... this was a very good movie!  Only took me a month to see it lol.
General Discussion / Re: What will be the Impact of Toys-R-Us?
« Last post by BLUEVOODU on Today at 02:15:16 PM »
I'm hoping this isn't the start of a new trend ... and the closing of many different store brands.

We already have issues with Sears / Kmart.   We lost many HH Gregg's - or all of them.

Some companies that were hurting have benefited - IE Best Buy really benefited.   I guess because of mistakes made at Toys R' Us... there are opportunities for others to fill the void.  But it won't look the same way as Toys R' US did.

I could tell something was wrong for the last few years because when you went into a Toys R Us... the vibe was different, less employees, R Zone (if it was still called that) lacked and didn't have anyone staffed over there.   It is a bit sad... I really liked going there... surfing the Nerf gun and Lego Isles... and then heading over to the Video Game Isles.

Not sure of the overall impact yet... but some one will have to step in and fill the void.
News / Leaks / Rumors / Re: Toys R US to Close all US Stores
« Last post by BLUEVOODU on Today at 12:13:28 PM »
I'm still reading into it... but it definitely does look like bad decisions were made.  33,000 jobs will be terminated... many of which don't make much.   That's pretty crappy - I knew they weren't doing well... but didn't think they were doing bad enough to close completely down.  I was expecting store closures / scale backs.

Super Valis IV seems to be an adventure platformy, exploration, slasher treat. Enemies seem sparse at times, but that is why I included exploration. You run around exploring the level hunting for these gray blocks that I am thinking are some sort of power ups which adds to your attacks and, or, abilities. You use the “B” to jump, “y” to shoot, or slash, and the “X” for items. And you run across these enemies, more frequently in some areas. The easy level gives you a longer life bar. And that is only “one” life with some continues. You also get the item area prefilled. Normal level is more challenging with more aggressive enemies and so forth. And there are bosses at the end of each level. Only wished I could double jump because there are some places that I have not figured how to reach. Jumps are precise with the items hidden in unexpected places. The game grows on you as you play. No knowledge of Japanese needed to play this game. Everything I see is in English except for the stills in between that give a sense of a story. Can be found relatively inexpensive. Good Game!!!
General Discussion / What will be the Impact of Toys-R-Us?
« Last post by retro junkie on Today at 08:49:35 AM »
This is it! No more Toys-R-Us! The last toy store closes its doors!
I remember driving from Kentucky to Tennessee and purchasing my Turbo Graphic 16 from a Toys-R-Us. That is where I purchased a majority of its games. I purchased my Turbo Express,  Neo Pocket Color, PS1, Saturn, and my Dreamcast from the same store. All but a few of my Dreamcast games came from that store. My Daughter grew up visiting that store every weekend as we would drive to that area to eat out. Presently we would visit that store looking for collectible figurines.

It is very obvious that not enough of us were purchasing from the store for them to make a profit. But as the announcement of the store's complete closure was realized, stocks to major toy companies fell.

What impact will this have on the industry as a whole? Will there be a toy war, example Walmart, for store shelves? Will there now be limited toy lines?
News / Leaks / Rumors / Re: Toys R US to Close all US Stores
« Last post by Kinikko on Today at 01:46:03 AM »
Yeah 800 stores closing all because the CEO made some bad decisions.  :/  I used to shop at Toys R Us all the time.  It's pretty sad to see it go.
Both vids were super cool, I had not seen them. As a fellow drummer, I really liked the 2nd one also.
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News / Leaks / Rumors / Toys R US to Close all US Stores
« Last post by BLUEVOODU on Today at 12:54:57 AM »
And I believe UK... several articles out there... but sharing this one:

It is a little surprising they are closing ALL stores.  Looks like risky business practices are in part to blame.  They had great Video Game sales at times.   When the Wii, Ps3, and Xbox 360 were huge... I used to buy during their game sales.  We used to also get Lego's when they had really good Lego sales.  We haven't seen those sales in awhile.

Well.. their misfortune may be your gain.   You may be able to find awesome gaming deals from them as they close.
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