I’m uncertain how to feel about the Toys”R”Us bankruptcy. I suppose the potential loss of the icon from my childhood bothers me. It is just chapter 11 for the moment, so it’s not all done quite yet. I also can’t feel too bad if it goes because it needs to go. I guess I just don’t know how to feel.
I mean, I can remember one being around somewhat near my house since I was maybe 7 or 8 or so. It was the biggest toy store I knew of at the time, the dream. At the same time, I don’t think I went there very often. I spent more time in the toy aisle at Target. Toys”R”Us was perhaps to rich for my blood, or just a little too far. Maybe it was just that my parents didn’t often go there.
And I do have to think how much more disappointing it had seemed the last few times I went there. Perhaps it was just that I was older, but it didn’t seem the same as when I was a kid. I’d be much more concerned about losing what I remembered of the icon as a kid than what I remembered seeing the last time I went in one of their stores…and that was around 17 years ago at least. Obviously I only have so much of a reason to care…other than as a childhood icon.
But I’m rambling here. I don’t really have too much to say beyond what I said right off the bat and I just keep talking anyway. It just seems weird to imagine Toys”R”Us potentially gone, regardless whether or not I have any personal reason for it to still be here.