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Toys 'R' Us, Kohl's, Other Online Stores Fail To Serve Up Deals After Cyber

Huffington Post: On the Toys 'R' Us Facebook page, one of many fuming commenters wrote Thursday night, "Thanks Toys R Us for cancelling my order and refusing to do anything to right the situation when my items are in stock at the local store!!!" Retail experts ...
A little late with that Toys for Tots donation? It wasn't wasted

- 3 months ago @ lehighvalleylive.com: The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com: Valdes says they have "served every single person that applied (for Christmas toys through Toys for Tots) this year" and any leftovers will be sent out on Monday's holiday. If toys remain after Three Kings Day, they will be saved for families that use ...

Toys and games help us get back to a simpler way of life

- 3 months ago @ scmp.com: With politics seemingly crowding out business in Hong Kong these days, Asia's largest toy fair has come to town and is a welcome distraction. The Trade Development Council is hosting the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair this week at the convention centre in ...

Who Will Dispose Of Your Porn And Sex Toys After You Die?

- 3 months ago @ gizmodo.com: But now, with the old beau's surgery looming, the toy — rather its disposal — was on my mind. This was a problem. It was not one of those unused household items you can donate to Housing Works; they don't even take sheets. I'm an environmentally ...

Toys "R" Us had a grim Christmas; US sales declined 4.7 percent

- 3 months ago @ northjersey.com: Sales at U.S. Toys "R" Us stores declined 4.7 percent during the nine-week holiday period, compared with holiday 2012, the Wayne-based retailer reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Toys 'r' Us and Baby 'r' Us. Tariq ...

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Losses mount at Toys 'R' Us

Toys 'R' Us discloses it lost more than $1B last year as the company got hammered as a result of a pricing with online retailer like Amazon ( AMZN -2.4% ). Comparable-store sales fell 4.1% in Q4. The toy company's gross margin rate fell more than 200 bps during the period as losses mounted up. A lack of store traffic and sales promoted a write-down of $51M in inventory. Job cuts are part of a ...

New Toys "R" Us CEO Reveals 'Diagnosis, ' Treatment Plan For Ailing Chain

Toys “R” Us needs to get Retailing 101 right if it hopes to reverse sales and profit declines, much less resume growth.

Toys ‘R’ Us suffers $1B loss, sets revamp plans

This isn’t the kind of billion-dollar year Toys ‘R’ Us was hoping for. The giant toy retailer said Wednesday it lost more than $1 billion last year and its sales...

Toys 'R' Us Says It's Being Hurt By Declining American Birth Rates

Toys 'R' Us sales are falling.  The toy...

Big-box, online pressure, Toys R Us posts 4Q loss

Toys R Us wants to simplify. The largest specialty toy seller announced plans to streamline its operations and stabilize its results as it reported a fourth-quarter loss, hurt by tough competition during ...

Toys"R"Us, Inc. Outlines "TRU Transformation" Strategy

WAYNE, N.J., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At presentations today for investors, industry analysts and the media, Toys"R"Us, Inc. outlined its strategy for improving the company's operational performance and positioning the business to drive profitable growth in the future. Antonio Urcelay, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Toys"R"Us, Inc., and Hank Mullany, President, Toys"R ...

Toys 'R' Us records loss in 2013 as margins squeezed

Toys "R" Us Inc. had a net loss of $210 million US in its fourth quarter and $1 billion US for all of 2013, after struggling to compete with Wal-Mart stores and online retailer Amazon.

Toys“R”Us, Inc. Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2013

Toys“R”Us, Inc. today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2013 ended February 1, 2014. For the fourth quarter, the company reported net sales

LEGO..

Beyond Lego, some new building toys

The News Journal: “Construction toys empower children. They offer a child a chance to be adventurous – to ask, 'what if,' to think abstractly, developing creative intelligence. Building develops strategic thinking. It provides visionary perspective and it increases ...

Want your kids to learn to code? These toys can help.

Pioneer Press: The surprising thing is that some of these toys aren't as expensive as you'd expect, especially compared to what some of us are used to shelling out for game systems (gulp!). Here are some of the standouts. Lego Mindstorms EV3 ($349.99; ages 10 and up) ...

I'll Take All The Titanfall K'nex Building Toys Now, Please

Kotaku: K'nex, like Mega Bloks, is one of those building toy companies the video game makers go to after LEGO makes it clear they don't do over-the-top violence. They are marketing themselves as "America's Building Toy," as if being from Denmark were somehow ...

Pillow Talk: Toys 'R' Us

Daily Northwestern: As much as I wish this were an article highlighting the relative merits of Legos versus Lincoln Logs, I think we all know I'm talking about a different kind of toy. Though not every night in the sack is begging to be intensified by the addition of a ...

Lego Fans Developing New Models Spawns Ghostbusters Car

Brent Waller spent his childhood crafting plastic-brick versions of characters from TV shows and movies like "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Batman." At age 35, the Australian Lego fan has gotten so good at playing with the toys that the company will start selling his models. Waller's creation -- which includes a miniature of the Cadillac ambulance from "Ghostbusters," the 1984 comedy ...

New construction toys go beyond Lego

Building and construction toys have been a fixture in playrooms since, well, forever, and there are several reasons for their enduring appeal.

Right at Home: beyond Lego, some new building toys

Building and construction toys have been a fixture in playrooms since, well, forever, and there are several reasons for their enduring appeal.

XMAS..

Ailing Toys 'R' Us to lay off nearly 200 employees

New York Post: Toys “R” Us got nicked in a nasty Christmas fight with Amazon — and now the bleeding has begun. The cash-strapped toy chain is poised to lay off as many as 200 employees at its headquarters in Wayne, NJ, as it looks to conserve cash, sources told The ...

A little late with that Toys for Tots donation? It wasn't wasted

The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com: Valdes says they have "served every single person that applied (for Christmas toys through Toys for Tots) this year" and any leftovers will be sent out on Monday's holiday. If toys remain after Three Kings Day, they will be saved for families that use ...

Ailing Toys ‘R’ Us to lay off nearly 200 employees

Toys “R” Us got nicked in a nasty Christmas fight with Amazon — and now the bleeding has begun. The cash-strapped toy chain is poised to lay off as many...

SEX TOYS..

Why baby-boomers should throw out their sex toys now

The Guardian: I've been thinking about an extremely beautiful sex toy an old boyfriend got me – I think it is on my mind because he is having heart surgery this week. This is how it is at a certain age; when you hear about an old boyfriend it's not because he got ...

Man arrested for stealing sex toys

WWLP 22News: OLYMPIA, Wash. (KOMO) – A Washington state man is accused of stealing adult toys and it was caught on camera. This place that used to go by the name “Lovers Package” is for adults only. It's full of lingerie and what they call “pleasure products ...

Busted: Libertarian magazine falsely claims poor families can buy sex toys

Raw Story: The libertarian magazine Reason falsely asserted on Thursday that electronic debit cards issued to people in the food stamp program could be used to purchase adult sex toys at a lingerie shop in Louisiana. Earlier this week, WAFB reported that Kiss My ...

Police: Man steals sex toys from Olympia adult store

Olympia police who responded to the burglary alarm found that the front door window had been smashed out, according to the newspaper. ”Items which appeared to be missing from the shelves and also rummaged through, were sex toys of various brands,” ...

Sex toys prohibited in Zim — Zimra

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has said the importation of sex toys is illegal.

A World Of Open Source Sex Toys, Built By Three Georgia Tech Students

How a "digital condom" called the Electric Eel is kicking off a movement. The Stitchfest hackathon at UPenn didn't know what was coming when Andrew Quitmeyer and Firaz Peer built an Arduino-powered genital shocker for their DIY hacking contest. This was no stunt: Quitmeyer intends for the DIY sex toy to be one of an open source suite when he opens Comingle next August--what he hopes will be the ...

Sex toys get social

Today, we have relatively underdeveloped virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift that immerse viewers in 360-degree digital environments where they can move their head to look up, down, and around. But integrating elements of reality beyond audio to create a fuller virtual reality experience presents difficult engineering challenges. Internet-connected sex toys are a tentative first step ...

TECH GADGETS..

App developers look to combine traditional toys and technology

Soft toys such as teddy bears are some of the most basic playthings around. But as tablet computers become commonplace in nurseries, even stuffed animals are getting the digital treatment. TuTu, a stuffed pink rabbit, is a recent example. Modelled on ...

Moore Toys and Gadgets coming to Front Street in downtown Wheaton

WHEATON – A vacancy on downtown Wheaton's Front Street will be filled by a new toy store in early April, according to a local real estate agent. Last week, a sign at 107 E. Front St. announced the opening of Moore Toys & Gadgets, a specialty toy store.

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