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Toys R’ Us: World’s Largest Toy Store

We made it out alive. We went into New York City this week and stopped at the Toys R’ Us store in Times Square; the world’s largest toy store. And while my statement about making it out alive is meant sarcastically, we were in the store at the same time the 5.9 earthquake — which originated in Virginia — was felt in Manhattan.

Many buildings were evacuated after the shock was felt. All we felt were the vibrations of the 20-foot animatronic dinosaur in the Jurassic Park section of the store.


The Girl kinda freaked when he started growling and moving

It was surreal, getting frantic texts from concerned friends and family while standing in the two-story, 4,000-sq ft Barbie dollhouse, waiting for The Girl to make her selection between the fairy Barbie with pet unicorn and the mermaid Barbie with pet dolphin. (She chose the mermaid).


Decisions, decisions


"Does Barbie live here?"



  1. Pat Curry said,
    August 26, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    That Barbie House kinda’ takes my breath away. I was wondering if they have a Lego house too? What a great place to take kids.

  2. August 26, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    I remember that Toys R Us well. Doesn’t look like much has changed. I’ve actually never been when I had a kid. Only when I was a single lady about town. Went to the FAO Schwartz there too. Is it even there anymore? Seems to me Toys R Us finally bought the brand. It was such a beautiful store!

  3. Terry said,
    August 26, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    No, I think Barbie lives in the Magic Kingdom with Cinderella, Snow White and the rest of the “magical” ladies.

  4. Mike said,
    August 26, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    Please don’t EVER show this post to my daughter. I don’t want to encourage Daddy having to fund a decision bewteen Barbie unicorns and Barbie dolphins 🙂