I saw this story making the rounds today. I'm taking it with a grain of salt for sure and not holding my breath. BUT if there is any truth to it, coming in with TRU on the way out, could be a big deal for the toy industry and most importantly, could maybe save some of those 30,000+ jobs. However, the cynic in me wants to say this is a cruel early April Fools gag, but if legit, I hope all the best for them in their comeback.
Last Edit: Mar 18, 2018 16:43:46 GMT -5 by iacon45
Well, if it's an April Fool's prank, it's not only early and elaborate, but I imagine it'll be exposed soon enough. If businesses try contacting them, they'll figure out if they're not on the up-and-up.
And if it's the real deal...then my local toy store may just be getting a new sign and some rearrangement of the merch. But hey, if the TRU building isn't to their liking, the general area where it's located has several other long-vacant storefronts for them to choose from (the nearby K-Mart closed a while back). Heck, I took a picture of one for a bit on a short I did for my show last year.
If you want something done, it's going to take time. If you want something done RIGHT, it's going to take longer.
The guy that's doing this specializes in buying up defunct brands and bringing them back. He bought the trademark for Hydrox and brought them back in 2015. Problem is, I haven't seen any Hydrox carried in stores lately, has anyone else? So while he has the rights to the KayBee name, I seriously doubt he could bring it back. He's probably posting this now hoping to get support in the immediate wake of all the nostalgia having to do with Toys R Us. I'd be shocked if he could create a brick-and-mortar toy chain, basically from scratch, and have it be both competitive and successful especially now that all the big toy manufacturers and going to get burned out of millions by the TRU debacle.
iacon45: I would wait to see if that Netflix Megs goes on sale but I not only need that Megs but Siege Crosshairs needs his Targetmaster
Feb 25, 2020 22:43:22 GMT -5
iacon45: I'm glad I didn't double dip on the cell shaded one
Feb 25, 2020 22:42:11 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: I only got Siege Prime because he was on sale.
Feb 25, 2020 22:15:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: I admit Earthrise Prime has some nice stuff, but I just don't feel like paying that much extra for another G1 Prime with a trailer I won't use.
Feb 25, 2020 22:15:14 GMT -5
iacon45: About to go that level with Earthrise Prime
Feb 25, 2020 19:56:50 GMT -5
iacon45: Figure they might pop up at Ross eventually
Feb 25, 2020 19:56:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Just Fuck Dis Shit levels at this point.
Feb 24, 2020 17:57:22 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: After seeing the Rumble/Ratbat set going for $40 before shipping on eBay and no retailers having it in stock, I just bought the Takara one for a slight markup, along with Rung.
Feb 24, 2020 17:55:07 GMT -5
iacon45: Looking at that Decepticon Mirage I wish Hasbro would have used the toy accurate head.
Feb 23, 2020 19:33:30 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Yeah, I pre-ordered Netflix Megatron too. That silver paint job is spiffy.
Feb 22, 2020 23:02:28 GMT -5
iacon45: But speaking of Megatron, I'm going to opt for that Netflix Siege Megatron instead. I really love that silver deco look and I actually like his battle scars.
Feb 22, 2020 20:16:45 GMT -5
iacon45: Agreed on Smokescreen. I prefer the cybertronian car mode surprisingly. As for E.R. Megatron, that is also a hardpass. I just hope that removing chunks of vehicle mode for big clunky accessories does not become a trend.
Feb 22, 2020 20:15:26 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: Megatron and Smokescreen are hard passes, what with being basically Siege Smokescreen and Megatron with slightly different parts.
Feb 21, 2020 21:46:40 GMT -5
Optimal Megatron: So good thing Hasbro's getting some reuse on those toy skeletons
Feb 21, 2020 21:45:51 GMT -5
iacon45: Between the new deluxe and reissue Ghostbuster figures, new GI Joe, not to mention Earthrise, Hasbro wants to obliterate my wallet.
Feb 21, 2020 18:01:22 GMT -5
Greatshot: Also true.
Feb 20, 2020 22:41:33 GMT -5
iacon45: Gameplay, if you could call it that, was definitely garbage but the shrill beeping that would pass as music and SFX made my ears bleed
Feb 20, 2020 22:06:34 GMT -5
iacon45: I mainly like it for the novelty of it and the great artwork around the screen.
Feb 20, 2020 22:03:26 GMT -5
Greatshot: if I didn't already know it was hot garbage, i would too
Feb 20, 2020 21:54:56 GMT -5