Toys R Us, New York City
I've never seen so many toys in my life. This place really brought out the inner child in me.
As soon as you walk in you are greeted by a 3 story tall ferris wheel with cars of different cartoon characters. The store is divided into sections by toy type. There was a huge Barbie section, lego section, CANDY SECTION =). I was intrigued with the section that had little dinosaur bone kits that you could build your own dinosaur.
The Toys 'R us located at Times Sqaure is the largest toy store in the world. When you enter the store, the first thing you notice is the large ferris wheel in the middle, with carts with figures including, Dora, My Little Pony and Bob the Builder. When you walk further in the store, you see a life sized Barbie Doll House and a moving and life sized dinosaur.
What to buy: In Toys 'R us you can buy almost every toy available on earth. It is really large and they have a large collection of toys.
What to pay: You can make it as crazy as you would like
Toys R us is a fantastic store if you are a child or adult. The store is very busy and has things going on all around you. I think they sell just about every toy imaginable and will definitely have the popular toys of that time in. I'm just a big kid so I make a point of visiting at least once everytime i'm in new york.
One of the unique points of it is the ferris wheel which is in the centre of the store.
What to buy: I like to buy the Jelly beans when in here as they come in all flavours and colours and are really tasty.
What to pay: Depending on how big a kid you are will depend on how much you spend. I think it would be a childs paradise.
Toys'R'Us have a huge concept toy store on Times Square. You get the idea of the size when looking at the full-sized Ferris wheel rising high above the ground floor (see picture).
All floors have been filled with toy goodiness; everything and beyond can be found there, as long as it is manufactured by some major toymaker. Don't expect to find rarities, though. There is a lot of toys on display, but not that many that can be tried out -- unlike in Hamley's in London.
The price level is decent, especially for us Europeans due to low dollar. Funnily enough, European built Legos are way cheaper across the pond. If you are visiting the store with children, don a thick wallet and empty suitcase.
The setting for Toys R Us store in ideal was an ideal location. Its bright, vibrant and huge. The shop was more faced paced than FAO Schwarz but thats no bad thing. It housed a mighty carousel wheel and too see this alone in a toy shop is worth a visit. Apart from the usual toys and games on offer there were some exceptional lego displays to admire. A giant Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building and Empire State building complete with King Kong looked mighty impressive and you could only stand and admire. There was also a huge Monopoly board on one of the walls. It truly is a great store and i only wish i took some more money
What to buy: Where FAO Schwarz had more one off and origional items on offer Toys R Us was more commercial selling action figures and popular games throughout the store. My girlfriend bought me a basketball and baseball figure.
What to pay: You can buy items from a couple of dollars up to $500 dollars depending on how much you want to spend
If you are bringing kids to NYC and you find yourself near Times Square (what tourist doesn't????), I think the Toys R Us on Times Square is a must. When you walk in, you'll see the huge several story carousel, the cars featuring popular cartoon characters from Toy Story, Blues Clues, Sponge Bob and more plus some toys like Barbie and Playskool. I think it was $4 for each kid to ride, if you want to avoid paying for the overpriced picture at the end, go up to the next level or near the carousel on the ground floor to take your own.
My nieces enjoyed Barbie World, my nephew stocked up on some Pokemon stuff. And the three adults enjoyed bumping into Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna!
This is a kid's dream come true...took my nieces and nephews here and they loved it...Of course, being located in Times Square means people traffic but I guess that's why it's the perfect spot. There's a ferris wheel inside the store. Also an almost true to life T-Rex that roars, right out of the movie Jurassic Park. And of course, every toy a kid could ever want. Just bring lots of $$$.
What to buy: Check out the Legos, there's a Statue of Liberty lego and Chrysler Building Lego on display...too cool:)
The Toys R Us on Broadway (Times Sq.) is definately worth a visit, specially for kids. It's not that the range of Toys is so big, but more of a showcase. The entrance displays a ferriswheel of 3/4 stories high (all in-door) and throughout all departments you find some of these big displays. Like a giant T-Rex, Lego structures etc.
I never knew a Toys R Us store could have four floors! Or a ferris wheel!
The ferris wheel is undoubtedly the most impressive component of the store; a ride costs 4$.
When we were there, there was also a huge dinosaur that actually moved and roared, as well as a life-sized Jack Sparrow in mega-blocks. It was quite something.
There was also a sort of Barbie Castle you could walk into.
The rest of the store is pretty much what you expect in a regular toy store.
This was the HUGEST Toys R Us I've ever been to, and the best thing about it was that there was actually a ferris wheel inside giving rides : -) The one I went to was located on Times Square. Of course most of what is sells is toys geared at children, but they also had a large candy inventory, and souvenirs. Stop by if you want to poke around for fun or get some nice gifts for children back home.
What to buy: They sold toys, candy, souvenirs, ferris wheel rides, etc.
Next to Times Square this place is a kids paradise.You can find any toy you want and is a very good place to spend half day with your kids.
They going to love the huge wheel which is in the middle of the shop.
What to buy: Let your kids do the job...
What to pay: Depent on what to buy
Definitely a stop for any family in Times Square. Enjoy a ride on the 4-storey indoor Ferris Wheel, play with Legos at that section (it's one of the few places where you can buy individual Lego pieces- they're in individual bins and you just put what you want in a plastic bag). They also have some Times Square/Toys R Us souveniers.
Toys R Us is definitely worth a look if you're in the Times Square area...it's a huge building with lots of toys (of course!) and also a ferris wheel inside the building and heaps of things to see...
What to buy: We didn't actually buy anything there but lots of people were spending lots of money there!
This is the biggest Toys R Us in the entire World. You can't miss it. It is located in Time Square and it has a huge wall that changes pictures regulary. When you walk in there is an huge Ferris Wheel for the kids(or adults). There is a jurassic park area, lego land, huge barbie house, and a candy land. If your looking for gifts or souvenirs I'm sure you can find something in there.
It's so big. There is a real working Carousel inside as well as a dinosaur that moves and all kinds of neat toys. Much better than your ordinary local Toys R US.
What to buy: Toys
What to pay: Depends on what you buy. Normal toy prices I think.