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Thread: ToysRUs is Back in Australia with new owners

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    So there’s no chance a ‘real’ TRU will ever come back here now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Metro View Post
    So there’s no chance a ‘real’ TRU will ever come back here now?
    Maybe after World 4 Kids makes a comeback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KELPIE View Post
    Maybe after World 4 Kids makes a comeback?
    Who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Metro View Post
    Who?
    Haha, it's a joke mate

    World 4 Kids was a large toy chain started up by Myers to try and stop Toys R Us from expanding into Australia. They had a good crack at it lasting around 10 years but eventually failed.

    https://youtu.be/8dc9cttz2mI

    aand it looks like youtube tags don't work on this site

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    TRU liquidated their stock prior to closure, right down to the shop fittings so what we’re seeing now is another company selling their own stock under the TRU label. I don’t think we’ll see TRU in its original form, which will require millions in capital raising to start from scratch. No self-respecting financial institution is going to lend money for this type of endeavour, given today’s retail climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KELPIE View Post
    Haha, it's a joke mate

    World 4 Kids was a large toy chain started up by Myers to try and stop Toys R Us from expanding into Australia. They had a good crack at it lasting around 10 years but eventually failed.

    https://youtu.be/8dc9cttz2mI

    aand it looks like youtube tags don't work on this site
    I know who they were. Just insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

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    Seeing the name "World 4 Kids" had me remembering Zigzag from the 90s... which I think was a name that Toyworld was using for a while (or a group of them, like Mr Toys group Toyworlds).


    When you shop at Zigzag, the smile's in the bag...

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