Thursday, October 11, 2018

Toys R Us Lake Charles La.

After a short break while I was out of town, the blog is back. Here is the Toys R Us in Lake Charles Louisiana. This Toys R Us had the vintage Geoffrey still up but sadly he had been removed from the street sign. This was a small TRU location, but the shelves were very tall in comparison to newer, larger stores. 

This visit was in the last month of the store being open.

Inside of the store. I will let the next few photos speak for themselves.

An example of how tall the shelves were in this store. 

Not much left in the video game aisles at this point.

This store had glass cases near the back of the store for video games. 

One of the signs still up advertising their online business.

Surprisingly Toys R Us still sold CD's and CD players up until the end.

Lots of TRU branded batteries.

An example of a checkout stand that was for cash only purchases.

This was the video game pickup counter. I am not sure what it was being used for besides showing off electronics at this point. 

About a week after the store closed, the lights were still on.
The store still had a bunch of fixtures in place like they just gave up taking things apart.

Looking into the store at night, you could see so much with the lights still on.

A nice perk of the job, I wonder if they still used this prior to closing.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Toys R Us Willowbrook Mall Houston Texas

Here we are at one of the newest TRU locations in the Houston area. This store was built in 2008 as a replacement of another store on the other side of Willowbrook Mall. I visited this store in the week prior to the official liquidation announcement. As you will see, shelves were already beginning to empty out but the store was very neat and clean. At this point rumors of the chain liquidating were already beginning to circulate so the trip to the store had a feeling of sadness.
A view of the huge baby and toddler side of the store.

Some of the board games available.
A price scanner.

The toy trains.

Board games with a touch screen interactive video display.


A look at some of the toys featured in the aisles.

TRU exclusive toys all over the store.

Superhero aisles.

Lego aisles.

TRU exclusive Minion toys.

The end cap of each aisle had a large display sign, some were advertisements for products on the end caps.

Mini skateboards and a TRU exclusive BMX set.

Lego displays with detailed lighting.

Huge Nerf section.

Seriously how cool are these next 2 TRU exclusive toys!

Drone zone.

And now for my favorite section of the store video games.

This shot shows just how large this store was from front to back.

Lots of small electronics for the kids.

A look inside of the video game cases which were already looking barren.

Right across from the video games, the toddler aisles began. 

Another TRU exclusive toy.

Lots of action figures from popular movies and TV shows.

Nintendo is back!

More electronic toys and robots.

A closer look at the drones.

Discounted video games and movies.

More of the popular movie and TV show aisles.

More exclusives.

Clearance aisle

Musical instruments.

The Toddler and Baby sections of the store.

This aisle in the baby section was already wiped out.

Ads for the many services TRU offered.

The newer toy display at the front of the store.

Baby and Kids R Us clothing.

A part of the board game section of the store featured large displays.


The store 2 days after closing.

Lots more coming soon, Toys R Us, Sears, Kmart, and more malls!