it’s a sad day for anyone who has fond
memories of sliding up and down toy Laden aisles buzzing off the synthetic
smell of brand-new Barbies and action men Toys R Us is about to close forever
six months after funding for bankruptcy in the US and one month after doing the
same in the UK the company is shutting the doors of all nine hundred stores
across both countries unable to compete with online competitors according to the
company it’s filed a motion seeking approval to begin an orderly 1-down of
its US business and liquidation of inventory on the other side of the
Atlantic the BBC says that efforts to find the UK bar have failed after talks
with as many as 120 interested parties stores in Australia France Spain and
Poland are likely to be liquidated too but it’s working on a deal for its
Canadian arm by including around 200 US stores in its proposals CEO David
Brendan said this is a profoundly sad day for us as well as the millions of
kids and families who we have served for the past 70 years I am very disappointed
with the result but we no longer have the financial support to continue the
company’s US operations it seems that the company’s Us stores will be shut
down one at a time but it’s not known in what order so you’d better get your fill
of nerd guns and swing balls while you can