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Kaybee Toys returning!
« on: March 18, 2018, 09:10:25 PM »
http://www.therockfather.com/news-and-reviews/toy-and-games/item/5906-strategic-marks-plots-return-of-kb-toys-in-the-wake-of-toys-r-us

It was such a shame when tru put kb out of business & I feel like this is some heavy karmic balance.

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Re: Kaybee Toys returning!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 05:44:34 AM »
Is it a smart move to make in this market, though?  I guess time will tell.  Would be something if they wound up in at least a few empty TRU buildings.
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Re: Kaybee Toys returning!
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 08:42:47 AM »
I still remember the last KB I was in. They were overrun with old, old stock and the prices were horrible until the last week they were open.

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Re: Kaybee Toys returning!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 10:51:41 AM »
I still remember the last KB I was in. They were overrun with old, old stock and the prices were horrible until the last week they were open.

That's pretty much how I remember them too. I would occasionally find a hidden gem there, but not often.

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Re: Kaybee Toys returning!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 11:33:06 AM »
I still remember the last KB I was in. They were overrun with old, old stock and the prices were horrible until the last week they were open.

Hey, just like TRU.

I remember getting a lot of little rubber Hamtaro figurines from there as a child.
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Re: Kaybee Toys returning!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 11:47:29 AM »
In my area it meant no more toy store at the mall.  Toys r us opened literally right across the street from both our good malls.  A kb outlet hung on for so long in the less good mall it became a clearance wonderland & I got many Sailor Moon dolls there.  The toys r us outside that mall has actually already closed at this point.

My first job was at KB Toys, so my nostalgia for it is stronger than tru.  Customers frantic for furby (so many stolen furbies!) & the launch of the Sega Dreamcast. 

Itd be amazing if I the vacant tru buildings just became kb toy stores.  My understanding is that another company, not actually tru, owns many of the buildings & they could be purchased and stay open.  Maybe that's what kb plans to do.

What's very cool, to me, is that this company looking to resurrect kb isn't swooping in on the market following tru fall.  They purchased kb 2 years ago and this has been in the works, but is now bein expedited.  And they have brought back other companies in the name of nostalgia, so it's like Good vibes.

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Re: Kaybee Toys returning!
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 06:45:50 AM »
I remember KB Toys. Hopefully one opens near me.

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Re: Kaybee Toys returning!
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2018, 09:12:48 AM »
Is it a smart move to make in this market, though?  I guess time will tell.  Would be something if they wound up in at least a few empty TRU buildings.

The two TRUs in my area (about an hour away) would need some major remodelling. Dingy linoleum, dated lighting. If KB really wanted to make it, they'd go with a management company that was willing to put them into a fresh building.