Toys R Us UK to close

The UK division of Toys R Us will close. All 100 stores will be closed within the next six weeks, with 3,000 employees losing their jobs. According to The Guardian, 25 Toys R Us stores will close tomorrow, with the remaining 75 to follow. After experiencing financial difficulties, the retailer has failed to secure a buyer and will close its doors for good. Simon … Continue reading

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Toys R Us UK goes into administration

By Alex Wiggan It’s official – The UK arm of Toys R Us has gone into administration. According to the BBC, administrators have been appointed after the toy retailer failed to find a buyer. All 105 Toys R Us stores will remain open for now, but the process of winding down the business will now take place. Joint administrator, Simon … Continue reading

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Halloween TV commercials to creep you out

  By Alex Wiggan Earlier this morning, I posted news about the current (and sad) financial difficulties of Toys “R” Us. As part of the post, I included a video of a classic UK TRU commercial, which features the Toys “R” Us theme tune. You know the one. THAT Toys “R” Us theme tune. Anyway, whilst looking through YouTube to … Continue reading

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Tough times for Toys “R” Us

By Alex Wiggan If you’re of a certain age, you’ll recall the good ol’ days (aka the ‘80s & ‘90s) when a trip to Toys “R” Us was a treasured event. Whether it was for a birthday, during the Christmas period or simply for a treat, a visit to TRU to peruse the aisles was something indescribable. So… it is … Continue reading

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Say what? Remembering the lyrics to iconic TV ads

By Alex Wiggan OK, so today let’s play a little game, shall we. We’re going to see how well we remember the lyrics to some of the best loved TV ads of yesteryear. For this game, we’ve chosen three adverts; all of which you should be more than familiar with. That is, if like us you spent your youth singing … Continue reading

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The best-selling Christmas toys of the ’80s & ’90s

By Alex Wiggan As Halloween is now done and dusted it means the countdown to Christmas has begun. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?  More importantly, do you know what gifts to get your loved ones? If you have children you’ll no doubt have a rough idea about what it is they want. If you’re not quite sure, pick … Continue reading

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