All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Toys R Us’

Toys R Us Opening Thanksgiving Day

Toys R Us is among the group of retailers who have decided to open for business on Thanksgiving Day. The toy chain will open their stores at 5:00 P.M. on the holiday, meaning employees in their stores will have to leave their family gatherings early and head to work. “We had incredibly positive feedback with customers who shopped with us …

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Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul Gets Over 50,000 Signatures To Keep Toys On Shelves

Aaron Paul has taken the fight to keep Breaking Bad action figures on Toys R Us shelves to everyone’s favorite battleground: Twitter. A few weeks ago, a Florida Mom named Susan Schrivjer decided that it was inappropriate for Toys R Us to sell action figures based on characters of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad. “It’s about drugs, …

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$7 Million Shoplifting: One Family Went Wild In Multiple Stores Over Several Years

It is hard to imagine how one family could go on a $7 million shoplifting spree without being caught first, but somehow the Bogdanov family was able to do it. The family was finally arrested earlier this week at their Northbrook home, a suburb of Chicago. The shoplifting by the Bodanov family lasted for over a decade, and they were …

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Pure Nostalgia: The 1996 Toys ‘R’ Us Holiday Catalog

It’s a bit glorious and immensely nostalgic to witness remnants of the past, looking at relics that once were stationed on our living room rugs – memories of which our youth embellished all products marketed towards us; it was part of childhood. A time unlike now, where controllers were funky and wired, grey cartridges were a standard, TV’s were fat …

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Educational Toys Top Indian and American Toy Lists

If toy-makers are looking to grab Indian parents’ toy-budgeting funds, recent press indicates their R&D ought to be aimed toward educational toys. A New Kerala article is catching notice this week, saying that “edutainment” toys (those promoting learning through play) have the potential for 15 percent year-on-year growth over the next five years. Much of what US parents see in …

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This Toys ‘R’ Us Ad Outraged Even Stephen Colbert

Last week, environmentalist Peter Gleick penned an editorial about a Toys “R” Us commercial from October that, frustratingly, decries hard science in favor of running amok in a toy store. “My wife and I were relaxing, watching TV when we saw this advertisement from Toys “R” Us. We were struck speechless with shock and anger,” he writes. “The camera pans …

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Toys “R” Us, UK, to Stop Gender-Based Marketing

Toys “R” Us, UK, this week joined a number of other British retailers in supporting the Let Toys Be Toys campaign with plans to stop explicit gender-based marketing. Toys “R” Us Managing Director Roger McLaughlan said, “We will work with the Let Toys Be Toys team to ensure we develop the best plan for our customers.” Let Toys Be Toys …

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Tabeo Tablet From Toys “R” Us Gives Parents A Lot Of Control

Toys “R” Us unveiled a new tablet device geared specifically towards kids today. It’s called the Tabeo, and comes with nearly 20 games, learning apps, storybooks, and other kid-friendly entertainment apps. There are 50 free apps pre-installed. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The device comes with safety features and parental controls, obviously. Kids can browse the Internet, …

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Toys ‘R’ Us to Sell Tablet For Kids

This past year has seen the tablet market flooded with different tablets featuring a variety of sizes, features, and operating systems. It seems now that Apple has proven that consumers actually want tablets, every OEM believes it must have at least one on the market. And if parents have told their children that the iPad or Kindle Fire aren’t kid-friendly …

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