The Pop Culture Highlights and Lowlights of 2019

It’s been a year seemingly full of bad news, bad takes, and bad feelings. But pop culture was still there for us – making us delight at unexpected joys like Baby Yoda, and allowing us to bond over horrors like Sonic the Hedgehog’s freakish teeth. Read on for our pop culture highlights (and lowlights) of 2019. Read More >>

A New Report Says Toys R Us Could Be Coming Back This Year

Don’t count Geoffrey the Giraffe out just yet. Read More >>

Lego’s Geoffrey Brickheadz Figure is the Latest Casualty of Toys R Us’s Demise

Toys R Us's financial woes meant it shut down its operations in the US and UK, which is a shame to a great many children and childish adults everywhere. While some sections of the company continue to soldier on in other parts of the world, the latest casualty we have to contend with is the fact we'll never have the chance to buy this Brickheadz figure of the company's giraffe mascot Geoffrey. Read More >>

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Watch Toys “R” Us’ Geoffrey the Giraffe Get Knocked Out of the Ring With an Amazon Box

Geoffrey the Giraffe, venerable mascot of the now-defunct Toys “R” Us retail chain, was doing pretty good for himself at the Florida Supercon’s FCSW 30-man wrestling rumble on Friday — until, like in real life, he was cold-clocked with an Amazon Prime delivery box and stumbled unconsciously out of the ring. Read More >>

Report: Amazon May Prey on Your Toys ‘R’ Us Catalogue Nostalgia By Mailing You Its Own

E-commerce giant Amazon, which remains determined to cannibalise what’s left of the brick-and-mortar competitors it helped kill off, may be making a move on the turf formerly occupied by bankrupt retail chain Toys “R” Us with plans to distribute a holiday toy catalogue. Read More >>

Exciting News: Toys ‘R’ Us is Selling

As part of a fire sale to repay its debt, beloved and bankrupt toy store Toys “R” Us is offering up its intellectual property — which not only includes its name and trademarked mascot, but also all the inactive domain names it bought up to avoid potential embarrassment. Read More >>

Five Arrested for Illegal Rave in Abandoned London Toys R Us

Toys R Us is near its end. Yesterday we found out that all remaining stores will shut down by April 24th, but some of them have already shut down. Just like the Hounslow branch in West London, which is in the news because it very nearly ended up housing an illegal rave. Read More >>

Toys R Us is Properly Closing on April 24

The remaining UK branches of Toys R Us are about to close forever, with the administrators giving the shop a final death day of April 24. When any remaining bent-box Barbies will be binned and 2,000 staff lose their jobs. Read More >>

Surviving Toy Shop Mocks Doomed Toys R Us

Small town high street shop chain Smyths, which at time of writing in March of 2018 is still in business, has launched a slightly poor taste promotion, where holders of a Toys R Us Gold Card can trade it in for a 20 per cent discount on a purchase. Read More >>

Toys R Us Enters Administration

It's been a tumultuous few months for Toys R Us. First, the US side of the company filed for bankruptcy in September last year. Two months later, the toy giant announced that 26 branches in the UK would be closing. A week after that, the whole chain nearly went — but a last minute deal saved it. Then, earlier this month the whole UK side of the business was put up for sale. And now, the store has gone into administration. Read More >>

Toys R Us UK Adds Itself to Fire Sale Listings

The entire UK division of Toys R Us is up for sale, as the US owner tries to escape some of its debt crisis by flogging off assets. Read More >>

Fire Sales Start at Doomed Toys R Us Branches

The great cull of Toys R Us branches is about to get under way, with the financially besieged retailer starting the clearing out process at the 25 locations it's about to board up for good. Read More >>

A Last Minute Deal Means Toys R Us UK is Saved

The other day we heard news that warring over pensions could lead to the collapse of Toys R Us UK, which was more bad news for the company that had already announced it was closing 26 stores and putting at least 800 jobs at risk. There's good new now, though, because the retailer has been saved thanks to a last minute deal. Read More >>

Toys R Us Files For Bankruptcy in the US – But Your UK Toy Shopping is Safe For Now

After recently announcing it was struggling, the toy retailer giant Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy in the US. Read More >>

Even Toys”R”Us Has a Tablet Now

Toys"R"Us has taken a good long look at the increasingly crowded Android tablet market and decided it wants a minuscule sliver too. So starting October 1st, every child's favorite store will start selling a seven-inch, £100 Android device called the Tabeo (Tabby-oh? Tabe-e-oh?) targeted at younger users. Read More >>