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Toys R US

9 Ways My Inbox Is Taunting Me

Ashley Alteman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Ashley Alteman

You really do offer some incredible sales. However, your products take about three years to arrive, and by the time I do receive them, my daughter no longer wears that size.

Toys 'R' Us: The Seventh Circle of Hell

Kelly MacLean | Posted 03.20.2015 | Comedy
Kelly MacLean

I'm immediately accosted by noise. Several talking toys are going off unprompted. Speakers blare children's music that sounds like Mickey Mouse Club on meth. Somewhere a child screams bloody murder.

100 Million Reasons to Be Thankful

Jay Scott | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

While the common conjecture may be that summer is the most important time for us here at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, the beginning of the year brings with it some special inspiration as well.

Rantings of a Dissatisfied Customer

Amy Hunter | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Amy Hunter

On Cyber Monday I sat in front of my computer in yoga pants and a 10-year-old Ani DiFranco t-shirt, steaming hot coffee in hand, clicking all over the interweb getting deals for the multitudes of children I have in my life.

Watch Shaquille O'Neal Use An Easy-Bake Oven Like An All-Star

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.11.2014 | Taste

The man is tall and can do it all.

Black Barbies Don't Always Cost The Same As White Barbies

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

This story was originally published on CNBC. Why are black Barbies priced differently than white Barbies? It's a tough question and one that...

Kim Bhasin

The Toys R Us Flagship On Thanksgiving Was Totally Nuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- It’s a frigid Thanksgiving Day in Manhattan’s Times Square. Each week, the tourist mecca attracts millions eager to take in the flashi...

Toys R Us To Open At 5 P.M. On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business

Toys R Us announced Friday that it will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and stay open for 30 hours straight until 11 p.m. on Black Friday. The k...

Faithful Shopper: Happy Halloween

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.24.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Okay, the big day is here, and you're still figuring out your - or your child's -- costume for the evening's festivities. Fortunately thanks to all ou...

Why Is Your Child Watching Breaking Bad Anyway?

Maria Colaco | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Maria Colaco

Toys are not just for kids, toys are for everyone and I think it's the parents' responsibility to censor this stuff in their homes. We parents make these decisions -- like not watching a meth show with your kids -- and so a Breaking Bad character doll holding a bag of meth is the least of our problems.

Toys R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Dolls Following Angry Mom's Petition

AP | Anne D'Innocenzio | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Fl...

Mom Is NOT Happy About Toys R Us Selling 'Breaking Bad' Figurines

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents

A Florida mother has launched a petition against Toys R Us because the company is selling figurines associated with the drug-centric show "Breaking Ba...

There's A New Type Of Lego That Can Exist Both Online And IRL

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — On the heels of success with "The Lego Movie," the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen,...

Social Media Makes an Impact on Society

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or even cell phones! However, today, children are introduced to social media at a very early age, some may even begin creating a digital footprint of their lives before they are out of the womb.

Two Professors Create Souped-Up Toy Cars For Kids With Disabilities

2014-02-21-ScreenShot20140221at4.19.55PM.png | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

By Catherine Cheney, NationSwell.com Cole Galloway’s workspace at the University of Delaware resembles a ransacked toy store. There are piles...

The Spirit of the Holiday Season (and the New Year) - Giving Back

Jay Scott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In recent weeks I've had many conversations about this very topic, the spirit of the holiday season, and I've heard many stories of those who volunteer their time during this very busy season.

Give Customers Holiday Experiences They Can Share

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

When you step inside the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco you are swept into a sumptuous holiday scene that includes a towering Christmas t...

Shelly Picks the Best Tablets for Kids

Shelly Palmer | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Tablets out-shipped portable computers this year for the first time ever. There are more tablet models to choose from than ever before, which means th...

Seeing the Trees Through a Forest of Clutter

Will Rogers | Posted 02.01.2014 | Green
Will Rogers

This holiday, I encourage you not only to give store-bought goods but to share meaningful experiences in nature -- a hike in the woods or a walk in the park -- with your friends and family.

Another Retailer Forces Employees To Give Up Their Thanksgiving

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is the latest retailer to open earlier on Thanksgiving this year. The Minneapolis-based discounter said ...

Is This the Most Anti-Science, Anti-Environmental TV Ad Ever?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Here is how Toys "R" Us apparently sees the world, and wants our children to see it: Nature sucks. Cheap plastic toys are great. Science education sucks. Commercialism is great. Field trips to see nature are boring. Running wild around a chain store is fantastic.

Brave New Consumerism: How to Get from More to Better

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Perhaps the owners of Toys-R-Us and their advertising team have been reading Brave New World because this advertisement mocking nature and encouraging consumerism seems ripped right from Huxley's book.

Toys R Us To Kill Tradition

AP | By MAE ANDERSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy shoppers, forget about relaxing after a big Thanksgiving meal. Toys R Us is pushing back its opening time for the...

Toys 'R' Us Mocks Nature in Holiday Ad

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 12.28.2013 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

Now more than ever, we need companies who really care about children to stand up and encourage kids and families to get outdoors.

Play Ball! The Lifelong Power of Play

Rachel Adelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

What can we do to support our ability to play well into old age? Isn't it time to develop new games for older adults that go beyond such stimulating staples as Bingo?