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 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.