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Toys R Us Partners with Target to Relaunch Website

Toys R Us has relaunched their website ahead of the holiday shopping season. They have teamed up with Target to feature product reviews and if you want to buy something, there is a purchase button to Target to complete your purchase.

If you remember, Toys R Us will be opening two stores in the US and it looks like the revamped website will also be doing their online sales through Target. This is an interesting strategy on TRU’s part since they are making their comeback just before the holidays so we’ll see if it works out for them. It is unsure at this time if LEGO will be doing anything with the new Toys R Us in regards to any exclusives like they used to do.


LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2019 Sets Revealed

Although there are no more Toys R Us stores in the US (not talking about the new ones), LEGO is still doing the popular Bricktober sets and the 2019 lineup has been revealed over on Brickfinder. There are four to collect and they feature miniature Asian scenes. They are also able to connect together using pins on the sides. These will be available in Hong Kong starting next week. I’m not sure if TRU Canada will be having these or not. Obviously, we here in the US will need to purchase them on the secondary market or have connections overseas.


The LEGO Movie 2 Toys R Us Canada In-Store Events

The LEGO Movie 2 Toys R Us Canada

For those living in Canada, there are some upcoming events in the next few weeks for The LEGO Movie 2 at Toys R Us Canada that you be interested in attending.

Saturday, January 19

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Use your imagination and build your own scene from the movie! Plus take home a FREE movie poster!

Recommended for kids ages 4 and up.While they last. Max. 100 per store.

At the Toys“R”Us Whitby location only!
50 Thickson Road South, Whitby, ON

From 10am – 4pm

Take a photo with your favourite characters from The LEGO® Movie 2™: The Second Part – Emmet, General Mayhem & Lucy! Don’t forget your camera’s!

Contact the Whitby store for any questions. No Tickets Necessary! Event dates and locations are subject to change.


Join us at Toys”R”Us Langley in Willowbrook Mall in celebrating the upcoming release of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, coming to theatres February 8th.

On Saturday, January 19th & Sunday, January 20th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., come hang out and watch as Canada’s only LEGO® Certified Professional, Robin Sather, builds a giant model of Emmet’s Dreamhouse! It’s going to be 6 feet tall – you’ll have to come in to see it to believe it!

Plus, kids can get inspired to make and display their own awesome creation and receive a FREE movie poster giveaway!

Kiss Radio will be live on location on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to join in on the fun!… Continue

Toys R Us Rebranded as Geoffrey’s Toy Box

Just a few months after Toys R Us declared bankruptcy and closed all of their stores here in the US, it looks like they have planned a comeback as soon as next month. Now going under the name of Geoffrey’s Toy Box, they are planning to open store-in-a-store shops and the first ones will reportedly be in a large Midwest retailer. My guess is that it could be in some Meijer stores since they are pretty popular in that part of the country.

This news may sound great as we do need a dedicated toy store but it also doesn’t sit well with some, mainly former employees. As one of those employees, I along with about 33,000 others lost our jobs with no severance pay while the the executives got paid bonuses. I honestly don’t care much about it anymore because I had something lined up before I left but it did leave a bitter taste in my mouth with how everything went down. From what I read, they are trying to rehire some of the former employees in the new stores so that’s good news I suppose. If I was somehow invited back, I most likely won’t be going back because it won’t be the same as before.

It’s still hard to say what Geoffrey’s Toy Box could be at this time. Most likely there will probably be some LEGO sold there but not to the extent of what TRU used to have. We’ll have to see if this new venture pans out or not … Continue

LEGO Bricktober 2018 Toys R Us Canada Event Schedule

TRU Canada Bricktober 2018

The Toys R Us Canada Bricktober 2018 flyer has been released and it shows the dates of the promotional sets that will be available during the event. Starting on October 5, you can get an exclusive LEGO minifigure theme set with any LEGO purchase of $75 or more for each week of Bricktober.

October 5-11: LEGO Ninjago (5005257)
October 12-18: LEGO Jurassic World (5005255)
October 19-25: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (5005256)
October 26-November 1: LEGO Harry Potter (5005254)

There are also some Bricktober 2018 Make and Take events happening as well. On Saturday, October 13, there is a LEGO Jurassic World Triceratops build. On Saturday, October 27, there is a LEGO Harry Potter Mini Flying Ford Anglia. Both events are scheduled for 11am-1pm with a max of 150 sets per build, per store.

As for us here in the US, we still don’t have any confirmation of where the Bricktober 2018 sets will be available except for the LEGO Harry Potter set being at Barnes & Noble. There’s no word yet on the purchasing limit at this time at B&N.


LEGO BrickHeadz Toys R Us Geoffrey (40316) Revealed

LEGO BrickHeadz Toys R Us Geoffrey (40316)

Toys R Us is gone at least here in the United States and the United Kingdom but it looks like there’s a LEGO BrickHeadz Toys R Us Geoffrey (40316) set that has been produced. I assume is set was going to be available at TRU later this year but it looks like that’s up in the air. Countries that still have Toys R Us stores could possibly still see this set but I’ll let you know when it is available. Until then, the building instructions are live on LEGO’s servers so you can build your own but there are some printed bricks of stars that are exclusive to this set.

**Via Brickset**


LEGO BrickHeadz Avengers: Infinity War & Solo Sets Available at Toys R Us

LEGO BrickHeadz Thanos (41605)

Even though Toys R Us is going out of business and clearance sales are already underway, you may want to still check them out as some of the new LEGO BrickHeadz sets including ones for the Avengers: Infinity War and Solo have arrived recently. The current 5% discount on LEGO sets will work on them as well. These sets should be available on Shop@Home soon so if you’re waiting for the April promotions, that’s also a way to go as well. Which ones are you looking forward to picking up when they become available?

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