No More Toys R Us Kids? | Dead Mall & Retail Documentary | Retail Archaeology

  • Publicado el 7 sep 2017
  • Toys R Us was one of my favorite childhood stores. This is a video tour of Toys R Us on a Saturday afternoon. I hate to see them struggle because they're stores are really nice as this video tour shows.
    **UPDATE 9/18/2017**
    It looks like they will be filing for bankruptcy very soon:
    Right after I finished making this video CNBC published this article:
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Comentarios • 2 529

  • Mrobloxmaster 359.
    Mrobloxmaster 359. Hace 16 días

    Now we can’t go Christmas shopping at Toys R Us

  • Mrobloxmaster 359.
    Mrobloxmaster 359. Hace 16 días


  • Hastur22682
    Hastur22682 Hace 19 días

    I have always watched your videos with great interest. By God, this (spoiler alert) "chronicle of a death foretold" (end spoiler) is the most heartbreaking of all.
    On the other hand, Toys R Us Asia and Japan are doing very well and were successful in insulating themselves from their parent. In case you visit Asia in the future, there's still the chance to relive the Toys R Us magic.

  • Analy Covarrubias
    Analy Covarrubias Hace un mes +1

    I'm a Toys R US kid as long as I live

  • mybluebelly
    mybluebelly Hace un mes

    This video is boring.

  • Sup reme
    Sup reme Hace 2 meses

    Bruh we got bamboozled toys r us is coming back

  • slimunshady
    slimunshady Hace 2 meses

    Coming back under a new name, Jeffrey's Toybox instead of Toy R Us

  • thomas payton
    thomas payton Hace 2 meses


  • Urban Exploration
    Urban Exploration Hace 2 meses

    Unfortunately it happened already

  • 🎃Chirovitrieri🎃
    🎃Chirovitrieri🎃 Hace 2 meses

    The economy is more of a factor, the internet is convenience and other chains are fine doing both online and location. It's the prices. My older friends with kids are struggling and the prices are better online. Toys r us is nice, I'd love to take my cousin when they're older, but I just can't justify $14.99 I saw from your kid's POV on a doll when I can buy it for way less. All that matter is the thought and going out of my way. I'm making my own giant stuffed animal as a gift now.
    I'm going to miss this place, my last purchase was my PS4, but it's another reminder that times suck. :/

  • MatchTerm
    MatchTerm Hace 3 meses

    It's progress and a case of unfortunate events. The leverage buyout did not go as planned, builded up debt until they can't take it anymore.
    And online shopping is just faster and more convenient than any of these brick and mortar stores combined anyway.
    Just let it die and make way for the future. The 80's are over and we shall not come back to them.

  • Ferra Joachim
    Ferra Joachim Hace 3 meses

    Brick and Mortar Retail isn't dying as a result of Online. If u believe that then u just dont know retail and the changing market. Yes, #1 is price and yes online competes but that doesn't make it an online issue its basic retail issue. #2 is community. Society has changed and you are going to have to offer more than just a shopping experience. Like getting the community involved. Example, ur selling legos well instead of counters that aren't getting shopped. Reduce ur inventory to core legos and with that space put up tables for Lego building competitions. Society has become so 'hide behind ur screen' the store that can get ppl interacting in person again will make big bank. Ppl need relationships

  • TheBrit1986
    TheBrit1986 Hace 3 meses

    It was to expensive to buy my kids toys there for what you got and same when for babies r us . I could go to TJ Maxx or a small business and get better deals better quality

  • Stephanie Daily
    Stephanie Daily Hace 3 meses

    Nah. Millennials just became aware of baby bloomer inflation of toys r us

  • WildBlackRose
    WildBlackRose Hace 3 meses

    It's kinda interesting to hear you saying you guys as kids wanted just to visit the store, I am not from here, I am from Costa Rica, an 80s baby and I don't remember asking to my mom to go to a store.

  • mysock351C
    mysock351C Hace 3 meses

    Used to work for the company that did a lot of the store designs for Toys R' Us. Sad to have seen them go.

  • A Kayfabe
    A Kayfabe Hace 3 meses

    why would you want to see it from a kids view? it was the PARENTS who had to make the purchases and no matter what the kid wanted if parents wont buy it tough, you know. I never went to a Toys R US as a child we never even had one

  • A Kayfabe
    A Kayfabe Hace 3 meses

    amI the ONLY person in this country who never went to a toys r us as a child, and we never even HAD a Toys R Us in the town I lived in as a child. I never even SEEN a Toys R US until I was in my late 20s sheesh and by then really had no need since I have no children and never will and theres NO reason why a person should not be able and allowed to record in ANY store or ANY mall in any location. Especially if you dont add any people to the video then the store or mall itself is public and you have no right to tell people not to film a fucking mall

  • MARIELLA hahahaha
    MARIELLA hahahaha Hace 4 meses

    Its because they did not have a y
    To much money to pay the bills

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    Vjujmbg Bnkbbgfg Hace 4 meses


  • doodr
    doodr Hace 4 meses

    It's almost like overcharging for things you can get in the mail wasn't a winning stat

  • Roy storm the Gaha player

    I’m toys r us kid forever

  • Its Tessa
    Its Tessa Hace 4 meses

    Hey i go to that exact one all the time. I was so upset that it closed my brother is heartbroken about and and says when he grows up hes going to open up the toystore again.

  • 585877474 675676865
    585877474 675676865 Hace 4 meses

    So sad😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Depressed Egg
    Depressed Egg Hace 4 meses


  • StickmanStudios
    StickmanStudios Hace 4 meses

    Actually toys r us still not dead yet they still exist overseas here in the phillippines they are alot of stores in here

    • StickmanStudios
      StickmanStudios Hace 4 meses

      Toys r us are extremely popular in the phillippines including the capital manila they are popular

  • Bruce wayne
    Bruce wayne Hace 4 meses

    Greedy private equity firm ruined Toy r us

  • Urameshii
    Urameshii Hace 4 meses

    The store you show is much cleaner and better maintained than my local store was, it's nice to see one that was kept up like that, not that my local store was bad it just wasn't nearly as organized or taken care of. Unfortunately people did not unforget toys r us and at this point I believe all of the US stores are fully closed, I cannot put into words how sad it makes me to see this happen to a place that was always such a treat to visit as a kid, I will greatly miss wandering the aisles full of colorful toys, RIP Jeffrey

  • Jay Bird
    Jay Bird Hace 5 meses

    Blame Jeff Bezos

  • snow wolf snow
    snow wolf snow Hace 5 meses

    I am a toys r us kid

  • Jen Wall
    Jen Wall Hace 5 meses

    I Remember watching commercials on television about toys r us and hearing the I don’t wanna grow up I’m a toys r us kid song. I used to sing along.

  • Rush Fan 2112
    Rush Fan 2112 Hace 5 meses

    12:00 today no more toys r us
    (For me)

  • Keewee Froot
    Keewee Froot Hace 5 meses +1

    Yeah with this new generation, you won't find any kid in a toy store. Maybe you'll find them pregnant at 14 or with a boyfriend at 9. The year after I graduated from high school I heard 2 freshmen were pregnant. It goes to show kids these days do not care about having real childhood memories. They're so quick to be "grown" and think losing their virginity at young ages is cute.

  • Pete Nielsen
    Pete Nielsen Hace 5 meses

    The customer service did not help the company. I am watching this 2 days before the official date that Toys 'R' Us comes to its end. In March of 2018 the company announced it would be going completely out of business -- just 6 months after the upload of this video.
    Radio Shack is making a small come back as stores within independent electronics stores, but Toys Were Us will soon be Toys 'R' Us's name since it is a whole different type of product.

  • Winston Shih
    Winston Shih Hace 5 meses

    Toys r us was too expensive

  • Jamie Olberding
    Jamie Olberding Hace 5 meses

    Are there still some toys left in some of the closed down Toys R US stores?

  • Hulk Dawson
    Hulk Dawson Hace 5 meses

    I’m a toys r us kid...but my mom and dad barely took me to toys r us. So... Am I?!?

  • Chris Compton
    Chris Compton Hace 5 meses

    Just came back from Toys R Us in SC and the arches are still alive and well....for now.

  • FunkBrothersEGL
    FunkBrothersEGL Hace 5 meses

    I remember going to the old location on Dunlap.

  • Fixx Foxx
    Fixx Foxx Hace 5 meses

    I got the evil eye if i even glanced at that store as a kid. Only ever remember going in about twice...

  • Yhowbyjytub310
    Yhowbyjytub310 Hace 5 meses

    I went to the closing sale for our Toys R Us, and they were extremely organized then. They moved things out of almost empty Isles and taped them off, and there wasn't anything in an odd spot. The employees were still helpful for us, and it was still very clean.

  • DeLEET Titan
    DeLEET Titan Hace 5 meses

    Fortunately, Toys R' Us Asia is still alive and thriving. They're financially independent from their US counterparts

  • child of cascadia
    child of cascadia Hace 6 meses

    FYI, they arent struggling due to sales, or the internet or anything. Their actual profits are decent. Not great, but not bankrupt level. What happened was, their parent co was purchased by a consortium of hedge funds and banker types who leveraged tf out of the company (drove up massive debt buying other cos). That debts come due. The banker type fund cos then give themselves giant bonuses and sell off parts of the bankrupt co, profiting the owner co at the expense of the debt ridden co

  • Crazy Spaceman
    Crazy Spaceman Hace 6 meses

    Young adults gradually beginning to sound like their parents
    We didn't give two shits about stuff like this as kids and teenagers, but now we're all mature. Now we appreciate preservation. It's entertaining being self aware

  • Little Nataly
    Little Nataly Hace 6 meses


  • J R Animation Studios
    J R Animation Studios Hace 6 meses

    NO! What about the next generation? WHY? Stupid amazon

  • xanseviera
    xanseviera Hace 6 meses

    Toys R Us toys prices are too expensive here in Malaysia

  • KC Garcia
    KC Garcia Hace 6 meses

    We are the last generation of Toys R Us kids... The generation after will never know Toys R Us...

  • sonic hyperz
    sonic hyperz Hace 6 meses

    Toys R Us is going out business

  • Monaco Yacht Show
    Monaco Yacht Show Hace 6 meses

    Flip your lid

  • Michael Alexander
    Michael Alexander Hace 6 meses

    I worked at this location for a few years. Actually started there when the store was opening. Was my very first job just out of High School. Did the interview in the construction trailer. Had fun setting up all the shelving, stocking everything, building displays, etc. Had a great time there with lots of memories. So sad to see it go... Will make sure to go by there again before they close the doors for good.

  • The Sprinkly Spirit
    The Sprinkly Spirit Hace 6 meses

    It is all because of the internet 😠

  • Das Boot
    Das Boot Hace 7 meses

    Man, I used to go to THIS exact store all the time as a kid, and it would constantly be PACKED. I just drove by it a bit ago... so many fun memories here, sad to think it'll be gone.

  • Eric Sanquist
    Eric Sanquist Hace 7 meses

    I guess people just don't want to waste time traveling all over town to shop any more so the go to stores like wall mart and target for their one stop aprouch to shopping it's ashame to see such iconic stores die because people are to lazy to spend the day out with the family shopping all over town trying to find the best deal possible it goes to show where are core values are right now I guess lazy is the new way to shop git your crap and leave the wallmart way or online so you do not waste your day having fun shopping and getting exercise and exploring your neighborhood

  • John Woods
    John Woods Hace 7 meses

    Excuse me, sir, but yeah, GameStop is not having trouble. At least, not the ones in Louisville, KY. Think Geek has partnered with them & they also sell Shirts & Vinyl Pops there (etc. Etc.). I don't know where you got your info from, but it's wrong.

    • John Woods
      John Woods Hace 7 meses

      Retail Archaeology Google Think Geek then

    • Retail Archaeology
      Retail Archaeology  Hace 7 meses

      John Woods GameStop's troubles are well documented. Just Google "GameStop financial trouble". They just got a new CEO and he's already fleeing:

  • Rabid Koala
    Rabid Koala Hace 7 meses

    Many of the comments in this section are saying that online shopping is one of the main reasons for Toys “R” Us’ bankruptcy. That is not the case. Toys “R” Us would be doing fine financially had they not been subject to a leveraged Buyout in 2005, in which a private company purchased Toys “R” Us with money they did not have. The accumulated debt was then put onto TRU itself. The buyout was done under the assumption that TRU would do extremely well. That was not the case

  • Miss Tonya c007
    Miss Tonya c007 Hace 7 meses

    8:09 Camera 📷 Glasses!!! Too funny. She got PAID for a good job getting the secret footage. COOL

  • Jacob 420
    Jacob 420 Hace 7 meses

    R.i.p toy r us 😭😭😭😭

  • MyYoutubeUserIs NO
    MyYoutubeUserIs NO Hace 7 meses

    Toy god:hmmm I won’t destroy chil.. fuck people are planning to,man I wish I can stop this

  • Fictonal Cosmos
    Fictonal Cosmos Hace 7 meses

    Boi, I’m Mexican so we thought the toys there were expensive. Like naw fam😂😂😂. We went there once and we never went back again lmao.

  • Ethanelk Gaming
    Ethanelk Gaming Hace 7 meses

    What if someone gave toys r us 12 million dollars

    • Sygrider
      Sygrider Hace 7 meses

      Deni S no it is billions

  • Aaron Playz
    Aaron Playz Hace 7 meses

    Gee Whiz

  • Cat C
    Cat C Hace 7 meses

    Toys r us has closed down now in UK and I think in America too.

  • Miguel Cardenas
    Miguel Cardenas Hace 7 meses

    I hate Walmart and amzon

  • Miguel Cardenas
    Miguel Cardenas Hace 7 meses

    I'm crying right now

  • Miguel Cardenas
    Miguel Cardenas Hace 7 meses

    I hate my life

  • Nashville Pred
    Nashville Pred Hace 7 meses


  • AGSlimeDreams 1
    AGSlimeDreams 1 Hace 7 meses +1

    OMG first k and b toys and now toys r us WHYYYYYYYY!!! I am happy that I at least a have a Geoffrey plush!!!!!but...😭😭😭😭😭😭 WHY TOYS R US WHYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lordeses
    lordeses Hace 8 meses

    yess I loved the new tech section! everything is digital nowadays. Stores are now giving 'curbside pickup" so normal functioning people with legs and arms don't have to go into the store anymore. It's sad.

  • Arctic Snow
    Arctic Snow Hace 8 meses +1

    Never shopping on Amazon ever again.

  • chibi hungary
    chibi hungary Hace 8 meses +1

    Fuck I have to grow up now

  • Izzah Anne Ahm
    Izzah Anne Ahm Hace 8 meses

    The funny thing is, the toys r us in my country is really doing great. People are buying from there daily. And the place is still popular for toys, eventhough it just opened few years ago. And the sad thing is, these past days, the toys r us are having mega closing sale. So alot of people are taking the opportunity to buy the toys that their kids wanted at a lower price. And also I have fond memories of buying my nieces and nephews toys from there. I do it every year since toys r us were opened. It's a sad thing if they are really vanishing, cause it is such a great store for my nieces and nephews. They loved going there....

  • fimbleful
    fimbleful Hace 8 meses

    First off great video! It's really interesting to see Toys r' us just a couple months back before many of them closed down.
    Second, it's not that they are doing terribly it's that they are doing slightly worse than they're used to when they need to be doing amazing. They have a lot of debt accrued over time from a corporate merger and the profits they currently have and expected to have later just aren't enough to keep themselves sustainable, so they filled for bankruptcy.

  • Brandon Smith
    Brandon Smith Hace 8 meses

    I think the first ones that came out of business Borders bookstore and then it was Claire's and now Toys R Us

  • Damian Saucedo
    Damian Saucedo Hace 8 meses

    No am a toys a kid no don t go no I miss you don t cry kids I be the new manger ther

  • Caleb Douglas
    Caleb Douglas Hace 8 meses

    It is nice to see a young Jaleel White

  • Gummybunnies 09
    Gummybunnies 09 Hace 8 meses

    That intro was so nostalgic 😌

    MAGGIE LOVES NICK CARTER Hace 8 meses +1


  • Violette Verse
    Violette Verse Hace 8 meses

    Ill always be a toys r us kid

  • Ally 62555
    Ally 62555 Hace 8 meses

    Damn when you showed the video game section from the 90s nostalgia hit me like a ton of bricks seeing those HUGE price tags again.. 💔😩

  • ed valdez
    ed valdez Hace 8 meses

    It's April 2018 here in Hawaii and the TRUS and Babies R Us is closing. I'm more sad for the people that were employed there as the job situation here (especially because of the high cost of living) is bad enough. I can relate to that video of the old video games section... even if my parents didn't buy anything, just to be there and to oooh and ahhh at the awesome graphics and gameplay back then. That store you're at seems so sterile to me. By no means is that bad but seems almost robotic. That's what an economic downturn looks like I suppose... I'll be sad to see it go but I won't miss their ridiculous prices. Even during their final days the prices don't reflect "going out of business"

  • KodytheRedFox
    KodytheRedFox Hace 8 meses

    Do you think you're blaming the Republican tax reform for the closing of all Toys 'R' Us stores?

  • kanavy khith
    kanavy khith Hace 8 meses

    Toys R Us is 128 year old and have heart attack

  • pcs9518
    pcs9518 Hace 8 meses

    Kids these days don't play with toys. They play with smartphones, tablets, and computers. People are lazy or too busy and buy things from websites for half the cost of the same item at a brick and mortar store. Retail as we know it is a dinosaur thing of the past. We will continue to become slaves to the convenience of clicking a button and have it show up at home.

  • Brandy :3
    Brandy :3 Hace 8 meses


  • Derpz
    Derpz Hace 8 meses

    I’m that one kid who had never gone to Toys r us

  • Zoomi Zoom
    Zoomi Zoom Hace 8 meses

    There is a rumor going around saying KB toys is coming back.

  • I AM # 4
    I AM # 4 Hace 8 meses

    My son and I went to a closing TRU the other day and noticed they were selling Lego sets for $40 on clearance that Walmart is selling for $25.The sad fact is that I didnt want to leave but he couldnt wait to get out of there

  • Louie Trujillo
    Louie Trujillo Hace 8 meses

    Toys r us now toys were us

  • Edward Gaines
    Edward Gaines Hace 8 meses

    You can blame the internet, Amazon, and social media for OVERSTIMULATING the imagination of children. Nothing but dead eyes!

  • RobloxGames HD
    RobloxGames HD Hace 8 meses +1

    If I was rich... Or wealthy... I would just buy all the Toys and give them to poor kids... It's just sad the they're closing...

  • Scoot
    Scoot Hace 8 meses

    Lol toys r us is still here in Australia
    The last blockbuster in our area closed last year :(

  • Phase Johndoebudgie
    Phase Johndoebudgie Hace 8 meses

    In Australia there’s still toys r us kids

  • alex p
    alex p Hace 8 meses

    computer games fuck us all

  • Yellow guy
    Yellow guy Hace 8 meses

    ✔Babes R Us
    ❌Toys R Us

  • Joshua paul kader
    Joshua paul kader Hace 8 meses

    😢😢😢😢😢😢l love toys R US

  • MyYoutubeUserIs NO
    MyYoutubeUserIs NO Hace 8 meses

    please send money to save toys r us

  • TheUKNutter
    TheUKNutter Hace 8 meses +1

    No point having a toystore when kids would rather watch a little Asian kid on ESclips play with toys.

  • Flaming Pikachu
    Flaming Pikachu Hace 8 meses

    So one day i went to toys R us on my trip to California because I saw it in the internet toys R us but unfortunately I did not bought anything because it costs a lot but there were a lot of people

  • Flaming Pikachu
    Flaming Pikachu Hace 8 meses

    It’s sad I am born in the late 2000s and I went to toys R us a few times but never bought anything because toys R us is expensive and people prefer to buy on Walmart or target because they cost less