This is mind boggling. As much fun as a toy store is, I personally hate Toy’s R US. In a lot of places (any place with a larger population), they seem to have swooped in and monopolized the toy market. Most if not all of the smaller places seem to have gone out of business, even the relatively large chains like “Kaybee toys”.
Then they engage in the COMPLETELY DOUCHEY practice of “Exclusives” for many popular toy lines. Your little kid is obsessed with unicorns, and is caught up in the ridiculous trend that is “hatchimals”? Well, we’re the only f-ing store that will ever have the “owlicorn” ones that your kid oh so wants… The other stores that have sales, nah, they’ll never have them. No competition in this f-ing market.
I try to hit the little independent stores for stuff for my kid, but it can be tough at times.
On a related note, if you’re in Santa Fe NM, hit up “Moon Rabbit Toys”, that place is awesome, and the lady that owns it was really cool to us.