Toys 'R' Us misses payments to suppliers, could be preparing liquidation plan

Toys 'R' Us misses payments to suppliers, could be preparing liquidation plan

Now toy companies will have to battle with the big-box stores like WalMart and Target for the much valued and limited shelf space inside their stores and count on Amazon for their sales.

Fans of Toys R Us might want to do their shopping soon now that the toy chain is reportedly making preparations to liquidate its operations and shutter all of its stores.

Toys "R" Us reigned supreme in the 1980s and early 1990s, when it was one of the first of the "category killers" - a store totally devoted to one thing: toys.

The company also operates a Toys R Us and Babies R Us store across from Colonie Center and a Toys R Us store in Clifton Park that were not included on the list of closures but would be affected by the retailer's liquidation. "They said with liquidation they can't do any returns or exchanges", said Mancini. "We heard initially they were closing some of the stores and now we're hearing they're closing all of the stores so sales are even higher", said Mary Mancini, of Downingtown. CNNMoney reports toymakers Hasbro, Mattel, and Jakks Pacific all saw their shares of their stock fall after news broke of the bankruptcy - and it comes at a bad time for the toy industry.

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The bleak situation lends evidence to the notion that Toys "R" Us is moving toward winding down its USA operations for good. In a tweet last week, Toys R' Us said they've seen an incredible outpouring of love and they are still open for business.

Of course, Toys R Us isn't the only place to buy toys.

"From product expertise to in-store events, independent retailers are connected to their customers and their community in ways unmatched by online or mass market", said Kimberly Mosley, President of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, in a news release about the survey.

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