With Christmas 2019 just a few sleeps away, I thought I would share some old photos I took at my local Toys R Us store back in 2018 before it and all the other locations closed down. The Pacific Werribee Toys R Us was only open for a few years, opening around 2017. It was later replaced with a giant Toy World store for a few months. Now in 2019, it is a TK Maxx, which is a new chain to Australia.
Toys R Us was always a favourite of mine growing up. The Pacific Werribee store only existed for a few years, it never quite had the same charm or impact on me like the Highpoint Toys R Us did. The Highpoint store is where I used to attend Pokemon League and used to buy Nintendo 64 games as a kid. It also had amazing Star Wars Episode 1 displays and was always the best place to find Star Wars action figures and vehicles.
Toys R Us always had great Sylvanian Families displays that would show the different houses and toys all set up behind glass. This store also had a few giant display figures, but I’m not sure if I have any photos of those.
It was nice to see someone in the Geoffrey the Giraffe costume in the store even though it was clear the company would be going under soon. I was too shy to get a photo with him myself.
The Star Wars aisle at Toys R Us was always a favourite of mine, even long after I stopped buying the toys for myself. In recent years, the displays have been far less impressive than they were in the past.
Here you can see more action figures including Marvel superheroes. There is also the backyard section in the background. I never really cared for that part of the store, but it was great for kids who wanted to try out the little bikes and cars.
Toys R Us always had cool statues of toy characters in their stores. This was a talking Optimus Prime from one of the more recent Transformers films.
Here you can see the two main aisles of action figures and the Optimus Prime statue again.
More toys in the action figure section.
Photos from Their Google My Business profile
I found there were quite a few photos from here on their old GMB profile. I am archiving them here as that might get deleted one day. Below are some of the best photos from it.
Cuddles for Geoffrey
This Thomas the Tank Engine endcap is really cool, it even has a sticker on the floor showing his track. I’m not sure what this row of kids tables and chairs are for, some kind of activity I guess.
I started collecting LEGO recently and I feel like I didn’t appreciate this display enough when it was there.
It’s cool to see Star Wars LEGO from a few years ago.
The board game display was pretty neat with a Monopoly board going around the whole shelf and a 3D Monopoly Man statue on top.
Here he is again.
A slot car set demonstration.
This Little Tikes car display and track is very cool and very Toys R Us.
You’d always find tricycles that kids have dumped all over the store.
Lots of kids bikes
Some toys from the baby section.
I don’t think I ever stepped foot in the baby section.
Here’s the checkout area. I forgot Toys R US sold giant balloons.
I love Fisher-Price Little People
I wish we still had Babys R Us here now that I have a kid.
Baby cribs and change tables. I never looked at this stuff so it’s cool to see photos of it.
Lots of little kids toys.
Some Disney Dolls.
The Star Wars section again.
I can’t tell what these are because they’re too blurry.
We’ll end here with an older photo of Optimus Prime from Transformers.