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Two-- no, THREE surprising pieces of Toys "R" Us news

First, The Washington Post reported that two of the three owners of TRU have set aside money to give the ex-workers severance pay: Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts - two of the three firms that bought Toys R Us … Continue reading

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Why I'm not excited about Hasbro's SDCC sale

Tomorrow at some indeterminate time, Hasbro's Comic-Con exclusives will go up for sale on their site. And honestly, it's a little hard to care. Let's look at some of the more interesting offerings: And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of … Continue reading

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Mattel's stupid SDCC 2018 plan

Mattel has always been the #1 name in bad decisions, especially when it comes to their convention exclusives. But this year, they really seem to have reached new heights of idiocy. Or is that depths? Here are the official instructions … Continue reading

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A quick look at the Toys "R" Us website

From someone on Twitter: I just saw this and I swear I cried. I don't think it's really hit me, even though I got to visit my childhood TRU. This just wrecked me. "Thanks to each of you who shared … Continue reading

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Toys "R" Us: Employees Deserve Severance Pay

Remember how TRU's workers are getting screwed out of their promised severance, while the chain's executives are getting big bonuses? Someone has started a petition to draw attention to this fact. Will a successful petition really get Bain, Vornado, and … Continue reading

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Handheld gaming at Toys R Us

You remember Will West, right? He's the one who told you about TRU's "Bump Up Program" and what a "Roto Hold" was. He's definitely a friend of the site. Will discusses nerdy things on his own site every Friday, so … Continue reading

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Minimate Mini-Review #351 - Spider Sense Peter Parker & Chameleon

#351 - Spider Sense Peter Parker/Chameleon Full confession: right now, I'm wishing we'd reviewed one fewer Minimates set somewhere along the way, so that this one would get to be #350. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week … Continue reading

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An elegy for Toys R Us

With the news that Toys Я Us will soon be closing, Matt of X-Entertainment/Dinosaur Dracula fame waxed poetic on his history with the store. Since entertainment journalism these days is just copying people's Tweets, we'll do that. Here's what he … Continue reading

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Happy Straya Day on ya!

Today is Australia Day. So we reviewed something appropriate.

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Hot Wheels Carbonator review

It's the end of the year, so this is going to be half review, half look-back. You've been warned. And now, some more OAFEry:Hot Wheels Let's Go review False Advertising: Hot Wheels Rustin's Spoils of the Week #197 Rustin's Spoils … Continue reading

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