Toys ‘R’ Us Is Coming Back To The UK And We’re Not Sure What Year It Is Anymore
You’re having a giraffe.
Toys ‘R’ Us kids rejoice – 2022 will see the return of the beloved toys and games retail chain in the United Kingdom.
Toys ‘R’ Us was one of the most beloved retailers in the UK, up until it went into administration and eventually closed all of its stores in the UK in 2018. Earlier this year, it was confirmed that WHP Global was in talks to buy the brand and, as reported by Eurogamer, it’s now been revealed that it plans to bring the stores back between 2022 and 2023, both online and with actual shops.
Beyond selling toys and fulfilling dreams, Toys R Us was well-known for selling games, consoles, and accessories throughout its lifetime. We can bet anyone who’s reading this and remembers going there that they’ve bought something gaming-related from its shelves. At the very least you’ve seen the classic adverts that will have you crying about your age upon rewatching.
WHP Global released a statement earlier in the week discussing its plans for Toys ‘R’ Us. It said, “We selected Toys ‘R’ Us ANZ as our partner to expand into the United Kingdom because of their proven success in launching with us in Australia under the leadership of their CEO, Dr Louis Mittoni. Toys ‘R’ Us today is a vibrant business with over 900 stores and e-commerce sites across 25+ countries generating over US$2 billion a year in sales and growing, especially with the new launches underway for both the US and UK markets.”
The statement also reveals when we can expect to see stores popping back up, revealing that online stores will start functioning over the next few months and that actual stores will start appearing in the UK between 2022 and 2023. The statement says, “Toys ‘R’ Us ANZ plans to commence online sales to UK shoppers over the next several months, initially from existing operations in Australia, whilst it works to establish local teams, offices and logistics facilities during 2022 and 2023.”
Looks like the adverts were right – we’ll always be Toys ‘R’ Us kids.
Link Source : https://www.thegamer.com/toys-r-us-uk-revival/