Toys R Us is making a comeback! Sort of…in the aftermath of the beloved toy store’s bankruptcy, a new business venture has risen from the ashes and Geoffrey’s Toy Box may be coming to a store near you.
As reported by sister sites The Toy Ark and TFW2005, Geoffrey’s Toy Box will be a store-within-a-store concept akin to how companies like Samsung or Apple will have kiosks set up inside Best Buys and what not. This news comes after news broke out that plans to liquidate Toys R Us’ assets have halted, at the time of this writing there hasn’t been any news on when or where these stores within-a-stores will be popping up or in what capacity. The first batch of locations will be opening in November 2019.
While this seems like good news to some folks, do remember that Toys R Us’ closure left many people without jobs or severance in some cases, in addition to costing companies millions of dollars. Naturally, this move has raised a lot of eyebrows and questions in the collecting community. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on this story as more info becomes available. The Toys R Us Brand still continues to operate in Canada and some parts of Asia.
In the meantime, head on over to the discussion forums and let us know what you think about the toy retailer’s surprising return.