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 • 2 491

  • A Kayfabe
    A Kayfabe Hace 3 días

    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 días

    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 loves cats
    MARIELLA loves cats Hace 13 días

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

  • Vjujmbg Bnkbbgfg
    Vjujmbg Bnkbbgfg Hace 14 días


  • doodr
    doodr Hace 15 días

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

  • Eaven666 I’m hire for what

    I’m toys r us kid forever

  • Its Tessa
    Its Tessa Hace 16 días

    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 20 días

    So sad😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Depressed Egg
    Depressed Egg Hace 26 días


  • Theminecraftexpert
    Theminecraftexpert Hace 27 días

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

    • Theminecraftexpert
      Theminecraftexpert Hace 27 días

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

  • Bruce wayne
    Bruce wayne Hace 29 días

    Greedy private equity firm ruined Toy r us

  • Urameshii
    Urameshii Hace un mes

    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 un mes

    Blame Jeff Bezos

  • snow wolf snow
    snow wolf snow Hace un mes

    I am a toys r us kid

  • Jen Wall
    Jen Wall Hace un mes

    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.

  • Justuravaragemeleesnob L

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

  • Keewee Froot
    Keewee Froot Hace un mes +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 un mes

    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 un mes

    Toys r us was too expensive

  • Jamie Olberding
    Jamie Olberding Hace un mes

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

  • It’s RUSEV DAY!!!
    It’s RUSEV DAY!!! Hace un mes

    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 un mes

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

  • FunkBrothersEGL
    FunkBrothersEGL Hace un mes

    I remember going to the old location on Dunlap.

  • Fixx Foxx
    Fixx Foxx Hace un mes

    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 2 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 2 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 2 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

  • Spankenstein
    Spankenstein Hace 2 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 2 meses


  • Kittylovermew Way cool jr

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

  • xanseviera
    xanseviera Hace 2 meses

    Toys R Us toys prices are too expensive here in Malaysia

  • KC Garcia
    KC Garcia Hace 2 meses

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

  • buzz blaze X
    buzz blaze X Hace 2 meses

    Toys R Us is going out business

  • Monaco Yacht Show
    Monaco Yacht Show Hace 2 meses

    Flip your lid

  • Michael Alexander
    Michael Alexander Hace 2 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.

  • Karamel Plays
    Karamel Plays Hace 2 meses

    It is all because of the internet 😠

  • Das Boot
    Das Boot Hace 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 meses

      Retail Archaeology Google Think Geek then

    • Retail Archaeology
      Retail Archaeology  Hace 3 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 3 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

  • Anh Bui
    Anh Bui Hace 3 meses

    :( help me...

  • Miss Tonya c007
    Miss Tonya c007 Hace 3 meses

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

  • Jacob 420
    Jacob 420 Hace 3 meses

    R.i.p toy r us 😭😭😭😭

  • Itsme PenguindudeGAMING

    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 3 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 3 meses

    What if someone gave toys r us 12 million dollars

  • Whiz Kidz
    Whiz Kidz Hace 3 meses

    Gee Whiz

  • Cat C
    Cat C Hace 3 meses

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

  • Sonic The hedgehog
    Sonic The hedgehog Hace 4 meses

    I hate Walmart and amzon

  • Sonic The hedgehog
    Sonic The hedgehog Hace 4 meses

    I'm crying right now

  • Sonic The hedgehog
    Sonic The hedgehog Hace 4 meses

    I hate my life

  • Nashville Pred
    Nashville Pred Hace 4 meses


  • AGSlimeDreams 1
    AGSlimeDreams 1 Hace 4 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 4 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 4 meses +1

    Never shopping on Amazon ever again.

  • chibi hungary
    chibi hungary Hace 4 meses +1

    Fuck I have to grow up now

  • Izzah Anne Ahm
    Izzah Anne Ahm Hace 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 meses

    It is nice to see a young Jaleel White

  • Gummybunnies 09
    Gummybunnies 09 Hace 4 meses

    That intro was so nostalgic 😌

    MAGGIE LOVES NICK CARTER Hace 4 meses +1


  • Violette Verse
    Violette Verse Hace 4 meses

    Ill always be a toys r us kid

  • Ally Cerrillo
    Ally Cerrillo Hace 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 meses

    Toys R Us is 128 year old and have heart attack

  • pcs9518
    pcs9518 Hace 4 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 4 meses


  • Liz [ST]
    Liz [ST] Hace 4 meses

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

  • Zoomi Zoom
    Zoomi Zoom Hace 4 meses

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

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

    Toys r us now toys were us

  • Edward Gaines
    Edward Gaines Hace 4 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 4 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...

  • Bonkface
    Bonkface Hace 4 meses

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

  • Johndoe budgie
    Johndoe budgie Hace 4 meses

    In Australia there’s still toys r us kids

  • alex p
    alex p Hace 4 meses

    computer games fuck us all

  • Animated Studios
    Animated Studios Hace 4 meses

    ✔Babes R Us
    ❌Toys R Us

  • Joshua paul kader
    Joshua paul kader Hace 4 meses

    😢😢😢😢😢😢l love toys R US

  • Itsme PenguindudeGAMING

    please send money to save toys r us

  • TheUKNutter
    TheUKNutter Hace 4 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 4 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 4 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

  • LPS Kitty
    LPS Kitty Hace 4 meses

    Well I think I’m gonna buy toys on toy kingdom in the phillipines

  • Mgtow
    Mgtow Hace 4 meses

    I wish every store would do a video tour before they all close down. Sad!

  • BringCazTheOperatingSystems

    It's sad this shop is going to close... It was my favourite shop as a kid. I still like the shop nowadays not gonna lie, it's just sad to see it close and if Claire's closes too, it'll be sad. I love going to Claire's when I get to go to get hair stuff and other cute stuff. I'm gonna miss Toys R Us for sure. Kids of the future will not get to experience how awesome Toys R Us is and that's sad.

  • Next 2029
    Next 2029 Hace 4 meses

    Toys R Us was an icon of Americana.What makes it truly depressing is that they brought down some of the greatest American toy store institutions such as F.A.O. Swarz, K.B. Toys and others in mergers and acquisitions.I've heard rumors that F.A.O. Swarz is making a comeback, but I doubt that it will be the mighty flagship it was if so. For the younger generation, it is minimal to see these institutions go, for some of us born 79 and earlier it as if our entire childhood memories and spots are being wiped away into history-way too early because I'm no old fart yet lol.

  • Too CasualDX
    Too CasualDX Hace 4 meses

    I wish I would have went to my local Toys R Us more when I had the chance.

  • Pastel Emily 101 Johnson

    This is bc for bank rup

  • Lps Mr Top Cat
    Lps Mr Top Cat Hace 4 meses

    I love that toys r us. That's the one I go to. Omg

  • Next 2029
    Next 2029 Hace 4 meses

    It is even more sad that the founder essentially died with his company,besides age,as if hearing what happened gave that last push.RIP,past away 3/23/2018.

  • Bright
    Bright Hace 4 meses

    Online shopping give you fake things

  • GameN'Guitar
    GameN'Guitar Hace 4 meses

    When this same exact store opened back in the Day on Power Road, they kept the electronics all the way in the back where they now keep the beds and child furniture.

  • GameN'Guitar
    GameN'Guitar Hace 4 meses

    I got my Gi Joe’s and NES games here when this store first opened. I’m 36 sad to see this demise. A childhood memory and a piece of America gone 🙁

  • GameN'Guitar
    GameN'Guitar Hace 4 meses

    I grew up on Sossaman and Southern and just like you. This is on Power Rd next to the mall. I always went to this Toys R Us as a kid. Thank Walmart and the pathetic Walton family as a contributor for this downfall. I’m still in Mesa. I live on Lindsay and Baseline now.

  • Robert Perrett
    Robert Perrett Hace 5 meses +2

    What did you film this on? Really good quality video. Funny, I never beg my parents to take my to Toys R Us. I remember rarely going there. I went to video/computer game stores as a kid, and most are out of business. The one toy store that I love is Imaginarium when it was in the malls, and ironically was bought by Toys R Us, but Imaginarium is still in business in other countries.

  • Ernie P
    Ernie P Hace 5 meses

    one day we will tell grand children on how toy stores used to exist

  • RailFan Connor611
    RailFan Connor611 Hace 5 meses

    Whats next? Wal-Mart?