Toys “R” Us has awarded Skyrocket Toys the Vendor of the Year award for the company’s strategic partnership and innovative product offerings for 2015. ”Vender of the Year Award” is given annually to business partners who show loyalty, commitment, and dedication.
Toys “R” Us and Save the Children have partnered for the Play With Purpose campaign. The goal of the campaign is to provide some of the 15.5 million youth living in impoverished regions of the country with opportunities and resources to integrate play into their everyday lives.
Play With Purpose is designed to support Save the Children’s early childhood programs like Early Steps to School Success, Literacy/Healthy Choices, and the SummerBoost Initiative. To further support the Early Steps program, Toys “R” Us will provide Save the Children with “play packs” filled with skill building toys. [Read more...]
The “Great Trade-In” event, hosted by Toys “R” Us, will be held in Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide, from Feb. 1st through the 29th. The event will open January 29th for Rewards “R” Us loyalty members who show their loyalty card during checkout.
Consumers are encouraged to rid their homes of unsafe, old, and secondhand baby gear and furniture in exchange for a 25 percent discount on the purchase of a new item that meets the latest safety standards. Stores will be accepting used cribs, car seats, strollers, high chairs, infant swings, and other items of the sort.
Toys “R” Us has raised more than $5.8 million and collected over 200,000 toys to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation during its annual nationwide fundraising campaign. During the 2015 campaign, customers also donated new, unwrapped toys at Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide and through monetary locations. [Read more...]
TPF Toys is making its U.S. debut with the introduction of Splashlings, a collectible mermaid-themed toy line, to coincide with the North American International Toy Fair and Play Fair. The line, launching exclusively at Toys “R” Us, includes mermaid characters, more than 100 pets, underwater gems, and treasures for kids to collect and play with. [Read more...]
Play Fair will welcome attendees for the first time at New York City’s Javits Center North on February 13 and 14 next year. The inaugural event, hosted by the Toy Industry Association and LeftField Media, will offer families and toy collectors the opportunity to interact with presenting sponsors Lego Systems Inc. and Nickelodeon, as well as toy and family brands, including Mattel, Hasbro, Warner Bros. Pictures, Crayola, and Toys “R” Us.
Play Fair will offer attendees exclusive fan experiences, such as seeing the new Batmobile from Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They will also meet characters such as Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, build their own Lego car and race down a ramp against other Lego builders, watch episodes of Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears and Teen Titans GO! comedy series, and more. [Read more...]
Puzzlets, from Digital Dream Labs, will now be available at select Toys “R” Us stores and online. The app-enabled toy fuses STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning with gameplay to teach kids new ways of thinking, using the Bluetooth-enabled Play Tray and 22 programming tiles. [Read more...]
Colorforms is launching its newest vinyl stick-on storytelling sets based on the preschool show Paw Patrol. The new sets feature glow-in-the-dark, glitter, magic reveals, and more, and will be available at Toys “R” Us.
PAW Patrol will be featured on Colorforms Take a Long, including four Colorforms sheets and a multi-fold, built-in backer card with re-closeable storage for Colorforms sheets, and Colorforms Create a Story, including an easel play area that folds out from the box, reusable box storage, six large Colorforms sheets, and four backgrounds in a closed box.
This past Tuesday, Toys “R” Us Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended August 1. For the quarter, Adjusted EBITDA was $122 million, compared to $83 million in the prior year period. In addition, domestic operating performance improved significantly as domestic gross margin rate remained strong. Internationally, the company continued its positive comparable store net sales trend with particular strength in Canada, Central Europe, China, and Southeast Asia.