Toys “R” Us acquires FAO Shwarz

FAO Shwarz, a fairly famous, but small chain of high-end toy retail stores has been under danger of bankruptcy for some time now, but has just been purchased by Toys “R” Us, a move that will benefit both entities.  While there’s no way to really determine what impact this will have (if any) on anyone’s toy buying habits, it’s nice to see some news on toy-specific retailers these days, seeing as how many of them have already gone under.

With the recent news that Wal-Mart is cutting the size of their toy departments, perhaps toy-focused retailers will start coming back into vogue?  Let’s hope.  I’ll buy toys whereever I can find them, but there’s nothing in the world that beats shopping at a dedicated toy store.  There’s just something about it…

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