The 80s were a great time to grow up, so many great toylines and toy stores! Toys R Us was even greater. Toy stores back then stacked toys up to the sky (not really but it was impressive) and shelves were always packed. You always found stuff back then.
I remember going to Toys R US as a kid and us getting the original Nintendo Entertainment System and how excited I Was. I also remember going to the Toys R Us in Georgia that I frequented (and was on the closure list of original closings earlier this year) and getting G. I. Joes. I remember getting Marvel figures in the 90s once I started driving and going so regularly back then that the staff knew me. Those were the days. I remember driving all the way (an hour) to a TRU in Atlanta to just play Pokemon the card game and get an exclusive card. Toys R Us as sad as it may be was my hang out for many years. It was the place I socialized and had fun.
GEOFFREY OVER THE YEARS.
One thing I just recently realized that my fondest memory as a kid is from Toys R Us! When I was a kid I wanted She-Ra but my family firmly believed in boy toys/ girl toys so it was off limits. I was able to convince my mom to get me some one time only because she was He-Man's twin sister. This is one of my greatest memories as I was able to win and get a girl line and its even sweeter that it was in Toys R Us!
I Guess We All Had To Grow Up. Farewell My Old Friend! TOYS R US 1948 - 2018