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Toys ‘R’ Us could be making a comeback!

We were devastated when Toys ‘R’ Us closed it doors “for good” earlier this year, but now we’re over the moon to hear the popular toy store could be resurrected soon. Hooray!

The department store’s bankruptcy auction has been cancelled and replaced with a plan to reboot  Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us and open new stores.

Reuters reports that there are plans to “open a new Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us branding company that maintains existing global licence agreements and can invest and develop new retail shops”.

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Toys ‘R’ Us could be making a comeback!

Toys ‘R’ Us was founded in the U.S. in 1948 and soon expanded around the world. However, in September 2017 the company declared bankruptcy.

This led to department stores shutting around the world, the last one in Australia officially closed on 5th August 2018.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia - September 27, 2014: People shop at ToysRus shop at KLIA2 airport in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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The business closure caused 700 full-time Aussies to lose their jobs.

According to court documents seen by the Wall Street Journal, the collapse has left “an $11 billion hole in the toy industry leaving scores of toy brands in the lurch with nowhere to sell their products.”

Fingers crossed the toy store makes a comeback Down Under soon!

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