Following revamps in Australia and Canada that we first revealed on these pages after the turbulent 2018 international decline of Toys R Us, Geoffrey’s resurrection tour continues stateside today with the relaunch of the store’s website powered by Target. This partnership extends to two retail stores opening in Houston, TX and Paramus, NJ later this year.
“Our U.S. strategy is to bring back the Toys“R”Us brand in a modern way through a strong experiential and content-rich omnichannel concept,” said Richard Barry, CEO of Tru Kids. “The foundation of that strategy requires the help of a retail industry leader and Target is the ideal retailer to support a new Toys“R”Us shopping experience, which is designed to provide families with endless ways to discover, play and enjoy toys. Target will help us deliver on that experience with its toy assortment, digital strength and ability to deliver orders to shoppers in a matter of hours.”
What do you think of this unique team emerging just in time for the holiday season? Will what is so far a very small online selection of Transformers increase by that time? Check out the full press release here, then sound off on the 2005 boards!