Adieu Toys R Us
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I think I've only been into a Toys R Us less than a dozen times in my life, and usually as a kid, but the ads that they played on TV (which I had in well-worn VHS tapes in Greece with recordings from the cartoon network) made it feel like I had been there much more. Every time I visited the US we'd go once or twice and it always felt like a massive experience. The toy stores I was used to were small shops (100 or 200 sq. ft.), so by comparison this was magically huge. I remember getting a whole bunch of original Game Boy games at the Dedham store. Good times!