Toys R Us will be closing around 180 stores as the toy retailer struggles under a heavy debt load. This massive reduction in the number of dedicated toy stores in the U.S. continues a sad trend where many communities no longer have their own toy store outside of a few aisles in their local Walmart or Target. Could this signal the end of the brick-and-mortar toy store in the United States? I called Brian Volk-Weiss, the executive producer of the wonderful Netflix series The Toys That Made Us, expecting to hear nostalgic stories about the golden age of toys stores. But Volk-Weiss was hopeful about the future of toy stores and, to my great surprise, I ended up getting off the call just as optimistic as he was. Toy stores are here to stay “I think it would be absolutely gut-wrenchingly horrible if communities didn’t have a toy store,” Volk-Weiss told Polygon. “There’s a Toys R Us near my office, there’s a Toys R Us near my home, and especially the Toys R Us near my office … and I mean no offense to anyone’s religion, but I view that Toys R Us as my temple or my church or… Read full this story
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