You will be missed, Toys R Us
It's sad, I took my 4 year old there for the final closing sale. Not only was Toys R Us where I got all my toys as a kid - it was a magical place to go as a child in the 80ies - I also worked there all through my high-school years. I did everything from cash register, to cart pick up, to product assemble, and the biggest promotion a 15 year old could get!!! small ticket item (you know them as electronics now. hahaha).
What the heck were they buying for domain names? and only imagine what kinds of brands we may have had if they grew like WalMart. They had everything from Burgers R Us to the adult ones you will see in the article.
See the Gizmodo article:
"As part of a fire sale to repay its debt, beloved and bankrupt toy store Toys “R” Us is offering up its intellectual property—which not only includes its name and trademarked mascot, but also all the inactive domain names it bought up to avoid potential embar…"
More about Toys R Us from entrepreneur
"The brand is selling off its intellectual property to pay off creditors and legal fees."
businessinsider article on Toys R Us
"Getty/Justin Sullivan Toys R Us is auctioning off its intellectual property to repay its creditors. Geoffrey the Giraffe and the Toys R Us and Babies R Us brand names are among the properties that will be up for sale. Toys R Us is also selling a number of adu…"