Friday, April 20, 2018
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The day the Muzak died at Toys ‘R’ Us

She walks with purpose, all 35 pounds of her. Ignoring everyone and everything else, she zeroes in on a shelf slightly above her reach. Discovery is followed by an audible gasp, and several bouncing leaps.

"They have it! They have it! They have it!"

Thanks a lot, Amazon.

The online retailer has already swallowed up record, book and electronic stores, and now it is threatening to take childhood exuberance from us too.

I spent a few hours in two Toys "R" Us stores this week, and can promise you, even in 2018, that life is rarely as pure as a child leading a parent on an expedition of Hasbro and Mattel. I can also tell you few things are quite so sad as a dying toy store.

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The day the Muzak died at Toys ‘R’ Us

The day the Muzak died at Toys ‘R’ Us

She walks with purpose, all 35 pounds of her. Ignoring everyone and everything else, she zeroes in on a shelf slightly above her reach. Discovery is followed by an audible gasp, and several bouncing leaps."They have it! They have it! They have it!"Th...
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