The Party's Over for Toys R Us

"Toys R Us Kids" lose a bit of their childhood...
Cape Cod is about to bid a fond farewell to its Toys R Us store (Classic Toys R Us commercial ending)

Okay kids and adults, it's time to say a loving farewell to Geoffrey the Giraffe

Barring a miracle "white knight", the Toys R Us store on Route 132 in Hyannis will soon close its doors.  The parent company's bankruptcy court filings indicate that liquidation sales could begin immediately with a final wind-down date of July 31st.  

The iconic chain has 735 stores in the US and 33,000 employees.

There has been a toy store at the Festival plaza in Hyannis ever since it was built in the late 1980's.  Formerly the site of the Hyannis Drive-In, the Festival opened with a Child World store.  Toys R Us replaced them when Child World liquidated in 1992.  There are many parents today visiting the store with their kids who were themselves "Toys R Us Kids" of the 80's and 90's.

The chain also operates a Babies R Us store next to the Hyannis Toys R Us.

We will miss this iconic toy emporium, now rendered obsolete by online retailers and big box stores like Target and Walmart.

Reminisce and enjoy the collection of classic Toys R Us commercials below. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on