Toys R Us Australia To Close

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The Toys R Us brand has had a dark cloud over it since the US arm first announced they were filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy back in September 2017. As we know the US didn’t recover and has now closed all stores. The same fate befell other countries shortly after.

Now, after administrators failed to find a buyer for the company,  all Australian stores will now be closing.

Regardless of how you feel about the company this is sad news – over 700 staff will be made redundant. Less competition is also bad for consumers.

The online store will be taken offline tomorrow and open online orders will be delivered to customers in cases where they have paid in full and stock is available. Gift cards must be used by July 5th, but in order to do so you will have to spend the equivalent amount yourself. For example to use a $50 gift card your purchase will need to be at least $100. Lay-bys will also be honoured until July 5th.

Toys R Us was home to several exclusive LEGO sets, with more that were scheduled for June. I have spoken to LEGO Australia about these but as of now there is no official statement on what will be happening in regards to these sets. As soon as I know more I will share that information with you.

There is likely to be liquidation sales happening soon and I will do my best to share those with you as they happen.

11 Responses to Toys R Us Australia To Close

  1. Max says:

    Sad. Guess we wont be getting any of those Bricktober sets in Australia

  2. DarrenDarren says:

    My son is going to miss the “make and Take” events!

  3. Hans says:

    i lost all of my VIP credit :( with toysrus around $100 so I’m waiting for a good sale

  4. Zen says:

    Well, they are definitely starting with a whimper. Only 5% off Lego at the Sunshine Coast.

    Still 1 week left before EOFY so here’s hoping they ramp it up next week.

  5. Chris says:

    Most of the media is reporting 30% off store wide. Any truth to that?

    • Michael says:

      None at all. They are currently offering 5% off LEGO. I went through the whole store and the only thing I saw at 30% off was Beanie Boos.

      The sale is probably going to change frequently and not be well advertised. I’ll probably be posting about this on Facebook more than regular blog posts.

  6. Steve says:

    Popped into Osborne Park (WA) today. Still just 5% off LEGO. Only thing ‘cheap’ are $12.98 Brickheadz with 5% off, so $12.33 each

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