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The Toy Thread


#921

@James Australias Toy show announced Inferno, cindersaur redecos of hotspot and slash.

But more importantly a a figure for Outback.

You ready to recreate all your Favourite spotlight KUP scenes.


#922

Ha!

The horror.


#923

Throwing this in here because, let’s face it, this thread is the defacto Transformers thread anyway.

The incidental music from the 80s Transformers cartoon is (finally) being released as an album. I’ve wanted something like this for years and the original composer, Robert J Walsh, mentioned he was remastering it all about two years ago or more.

Turns out, it’s being released as a limited edition of 2000 and only on vinyl. :confounded:


#924

Looks like the Toys R Us chain is going under. They were unable to find a buyer or restructure their debt, so it’s lights out.

I don’t think it’s been officially announced yet, but from what I’ve been reading, all US locations will start liquidating inventory next week.


#925

The End.


#926

It’s a shame as my kids enjoy fairly regular trips to Toys R Us to spend their pocket money.

I can’t decide whether we should try and have one last trip or whether it’ll be a sad sight, a half-empty shop full of vultures.


#927

Depends on the discounting. Why not? Good life lesson; some things are not forever. And it does raise the question: Who has the best toys now?

One door closes…


#928

Finn loves going to Toys R Us. This news sucks.


#929

Amazon - They have all the toys.


#930

Hobby Link Japan!


#931

Batman?


#932

He has wonderful toys.


#933

Where will he get them now that Toys R Us is closing?


#934

Amazon?


#935

You mean Wonder Woman?


#936

She uses invisible drones to deliver packages.


#937

Ah, that must be the Wonder Woman of Earth Prime.


#938

It’s always a sad occasion whenever one of these big specialty chains shuts down.

I still miss Borders like crazy.

And even places that weren’t necssarily great like Circuit City and CompUSA. More choices for the consumer is always better.


#939

#940

An interesting bit:

CNN Money reported that Kassoff has spoken with Hasbro, Mattel, and as many as 200 smaller toy manufacturers. Some of these smaller toy makers are in trouble, and according to Reuters, Toys R Us’ liquidation plans could spell their doom.