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Toys R Us - Goodbye

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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby Leemcl » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:30 pm

apack7229 wrote:
subzero wrote:
apack7229 wrote:I actually picked up a shopping cart from my local store. :lol:


:lol: :lol: I can't tell if you're joking or not!


You may never know. :wink: But I’m not. I actually have one. Don’t know what I’ll do with it though.


Put it in a random field

Drive it into the local river / pond

Dump it up the garages

Common things to do with trollies back in the 80’s

I am just joking before anyone gets SJW about the environment.

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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby apack7229 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:10 pm

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I'm sensing the most weird and interesting 'latest acquisitions' post coming. :lol:


I might just keep it a secret and let you try to figure it out on your own. :lol: once the weather clears up I’ll take a picture.
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby subzero » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:12 pm

Leemcl wrote:
apack7229 wrote:
subzero wrote:
:lol: :lol: I can't tell if you're joking or not!


You may never know. :wink: But I’m not. I actually have one. Don’t know what I’ll do with it though.


Put it in a random field

Drive it into the local river / pond

Dump it up the garages

Common things to do with trollies back in the 80’s

I am just joking before anyone gets SJW about the environment.


You've just described all the common things that people still do today with trollies round where I live. :lol:

apack here's a good idea, turn it into a piece of art, get a load of empty toy boxes and fill up some vintage Toys R Us carrier bags and fill the trolley up with them. :)
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby apack7229 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:13 pm

Leemcl wrote:
Put it in a random field

Drive it into the local river / pond

Dump it up the garages

Common things to do with trollies back in the 80’s

I am just joking before anyone gets SJW about the environment.


I actually have no clue what I’m going to do with it yet. It seems a lot larger than when it was in the store.
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby apack7229 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:15 pm

subzero wrote:
apack here's a good idea, turn it into a piece of art, get a load of empty toy boxes and fill up some vintage Toys R Us carrier bags and fill the trolley up with them. :)


That is a good idea.
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby Mini99 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:39 pm

apack7229 wrote:
subzero wrote:
apack here's a good idea, turn it into a piece of art, get a load of empty toy boxes and fill up some vintage Toys R Us carrier bags and fill the trolley up with them. :)


That is a good idea.

You could give it a snappy title such as:
Corporate greed or perhaps The desolate high street?
Any more ideas for this work of modern art?

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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby subzero » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:45 pm

Mini99 wrote:
apack7229 wrote:
subzero wrote:
apack here's a good idea, turn it into a piece of art, get a load of empty toy boxes and fill up some vintage Toys R Us carrier bags and fill the trolley up with them. :)


That is a good idea.

You could give it a snappy title such as:
Corporate greed or perhaps The desolate high street?
Any more ideas for this work of modern art?


Toys R Bust? :lol:
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby jedisearcher » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:07 pm

An alternative view perhaps, but good riddance to them. They destroyed virtually every small toy shop in the country in the 80s and 90s by pricing everyone else out of business and then spent the last 10 years over-pricing everything else they sold - I mean, who’s buying dvds for £20 these days? The stock always tended to look like it’d been put on the shelves by someone blindfolded and wearing boxing gloves.

Won’t be shedding too many tears :lol:
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby Stubbs » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:29 pm

apack7229 wrote:
subzero wrote:
I'm sensing the most weird and interesting 'latest acquisitions' post coming. :lol:


I might just keep it a secret and let you try to figure it out on your own. :lol: once the weather clears up I’ll take a picture.



What you thinking build an x wing or something.

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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby apack7229 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:09 pm

Stubbs wrote:
apack7229 wrote:
subzero wrote:
I'm sensing the most weird and interesting 'latest acquisitions' post coming. :lol:


I might just keep it a secret and let you try to figure it out on your own. :lol: once the weather clears up I’ll take a picture.



What you thinking build an x wing or something.


I could put little wings on the sides. :lol:
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby subzero » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:13 pm

apack7229 wrote:
Stubbs wrote:
apack7229 wrote:
I might just keep it a secret and let you try to figure it out on your own. :lol: once the weather clears up I’ll take a picture.



What you thinking build an x wing or something.


I could put little wings on the sides. :lol:


:lol: "pew, pew!"
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby apack7229 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:57 am

apack7229 wrote:once the weather clears up I’ll take a picture.


The weather broke a bit so I took a pic. I feel like an idiot. :lol:
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby subzero » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:27 am

apack7229 wrote:
apack7229 wrote:once the weather clears up I’ll take a picture.


The weather broke a bit so I took a pic. I feel like an idiot. :lol:


:lol: Omg that's class, it's only one step away from owning a Walmart mobility scooter. :lol:

Think of all the families/kids though who had their Toys R Us memories with their toys in that trolley. :wink:
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby apack7229 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:05 am

:lol:
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Re: Toys R Us - Goodbye

Postby apack7229 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:23 pm

I went back down to my local toysrus and picked up some more stuff. I also picked up these.
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