Toys R Us Deals, Specials & Catalogues
Toys R Us Specials
Nintendo Switch Lite is ready to hit the road whenever you are!
Save on R500 on this compact device that is loaded with your favourite Nintendo Switch games at Toys R Us!
Offer valid instore and online until 31 March, while stocks.
— Toys R Us (@ToysRUs_ZA) March 15, 2021
Get into spirit for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. by gaming in true vintage style🍄
Shop this incredible deal on the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. instore or online at Toys R Us.
Offer valid until 31 March, while stocks last.
— Toys R Us (@ToysRUs_ZA) March 3, 2021
Save R80 on any Middle School title at Toys R Us and set off on one hilarious adventure after another in this heartwarming series by Children's Choice Award winner, James Patterson!
Offer valid 15-31 January, while stocks last.
— Toys R Us (@ToysRUs_ZA) January 15, 2021
Shop our BIGGEST sale of 2020 with up to 70% off your favourite toy brands this #BlackFriday!
Deals valid in-store & online on 27 November, while stocks last!
— Toys R Us (@ToysRUs_ZA) November 23, 2020
Please note that our physical stores will be closed during lockdown. However, you can still shop our online store or download FREE activity sheets & videos: https://t.co/thVr0YOVLy
Wishing you and your family the best during this pandemic! Stay safe & be well! pic.twitter.com/gexyktbM4j
— Toys R Us (@ToysRUs_ZA) March 26, 2020
Make their wishes come true this Christmas 🎄 with Toys R Us!
Find magical deals in our Big Toys R Us Book of Wishes as well as 2020's top toy picks 🎁! And don't forget to enter our highly anticipated Win Your Wishlist competition!
— Toys R Us (@ToysRUs_ZA) October 26, 2020
Explore the world this Bricktober with up to 30% off selected LEGO City & LEGO Friends sets, only at Toys R Us!
— Toys R Us (@ToysRUs_ZA) October 6, 2020
From the imagination of a Wimpy Kid's Rowley Jefferson, comes an adventure of epic proportions!
— Toys R Us (@ToysRUs_ZA) August 26, 2020
— Toys R Us (@ToysRUs_ZA) March 5, 2020
One of the most well-established toy companies in the world
Toys R Us is an international retailer of children’s toys and games. The company was founded by Charles P. Lazarus in 1948, who saw the commercial potential of the post-war baby boom. The store started out as a baby furniture retailer located in Washington DC. When Lazarus started getting requests from his customers for baby toys, he listed them. Then requests for toys for older children followed. Lazarus decided to change from furniture to supplying toys and changed the name of the company to Toys R Us in 1957, with a store opening in Maryland. The brand was acquired in 1966 by Interstate Department Stores. Toys R Us was a success for decades before mass retailers like Walmart threatened its position. The explosive growth of e-commerce retailers like Amazon further resulted in share losses for Toys R Us. By 2005, the company was an acquisition target and Bain Capital, KKR & Co., and Vornado Realty bought out the business for $6.6-billion. Toys R Us delisted from the stock exchange and became a private company following the buyout.
The company has close to 900 stores operating in the US and 750 international stores. About a third of its international stores are licensed, including the 67 stores found in Southern Africa. Toys R Us South Africa is privately owned by Christian Larsen and Mohmit Mia. Prior to purchasing the licence from previous owners, Redgwoods, the businessmen had been the biggest local supplier of toys to the retailer. There are 65 stores in South Africa and another two in Namibia and Zambia. The local stores carry an extensive range – about 25,000 product items – of toys for babies and children of all ages. As can be expected, toys make up a majority of the store’s sales with the balance being split among other baby products, games, and related accessories.
Toys R Us’ Times Square store was one of the top attractions for tourist families visiting New York until it closed in 2015.