Toys ‘R’ Us to Reopen Some US Stores in 2019

After closing all their stores in the US (and UK) last year, there’s some good news for those in the US as Toys ‘R’ Us will open six stores before the end of the year.

The toy chain is set to reopen about six U.S. locations and an e-commerce site before this holiday season, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

The plans have not been released to the public, but the outlet reported that Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive who is now CEO of new entity Tru Kids Inc., pitched the reopening at an industry conference this week.

The half-dozen locations would reportedly be a third of the size of the original outlets closed in 2018.

Sources told Bloomberg that they would likely have experiences like play areas as well.

More on this as it develops.

James is an active member of the Star Wars collecting community, and is the Brand Director for Jedi News. James is also the host of the Star Wars Collectors Cast, and co-host of RADIO 1138 on the Jedi News Network.