Toys R Us, New York City
The Toys R Us in Times Square is a tourist attraction in itself. I don't know if anyone actually buys any toys here!
Before you even walk in, notice the changing window advertisements, plastic sheets that just keep on rotating out. As you enter the front doors, you'll see a HUGE Ferris wheel INSIDE the store! Cool! You can buy tickets for the Ferris wheel in the basement area - about $2 each if I remember right. The cars of the Ferris wheel are all toy-related - from Toy Story, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Mr. Potato Head, etc. Fun!
After your ride, check out the giant Jurassic Park T-Rex, run around inside Barbie's Dollhouse (and see some schmantzy collector Barbies) and then, of course, CANDYLAND! That's why we're here! That's why we came!
And now that you're on a sugar high, why not take another spin on the Ferris wheel. Wheee!
What to buy: Toys, of course. But I'm a big girl, so I go for the sugar. Candyland has all the candies you remember from when you were little. Pop rocks? Got 'em. Ring candy. Yep. Candy necklaces. GIANT Tootsie Rolls. Every possible color of M&Ms. Even Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. Grab a bag and start samplin' (pay for them samples, please). More fun than Hershey's Chocolate World! :)
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:)
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.
This place is so grand, I was surprised they don't charge admission to look at the toys. The Ferris Wheel (ok, so they do charge for that) attracted our attention at first (you'll have to wait in line if you want to ride in the Barbie car), but once inside we explored 3 floors of amazing displays of toys.
There's a life-size dinosaur whose head and eyes move (and who lets out a roar when you least expect it!), and incredibly intricate lego models (I want to meet the one who puts those together!).
Kids will love it (no matter how old).
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
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.
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
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!
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 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.
SO much better than FAO Schwartz, even though the guide books will telll you otherwise. Hugely busy because of both its size and location at Times Square, as you enter you'll see a huge ferris wheel with carriages featuring your fav. kids' characters, for example Barbie and Jimmy Neutron. There are 3 floors - lego, Barbies, stuffed animals, candy. It really has everything that you could want if looking for a present for a child, and enough to keep kids occupied for hours. Not as exclusive as FAO but this also means that it's cheaper.
What to buy: A Statue of Liberty 'Jeffrey the Giraffe' (Toys R US mascot is Jeffrey). A good souvenir of your trip and cheap.
What to pay: Average.
Its... just one word " WOW"
What to buy: from anything to everything...
from the smallest to the biggest...
from barbie to starwars characters...
from teddy bear to panda bear....
from lego to Bobo the clown.....
What to pay: depends on how deep is pocket...
Located in Times Square, the New York store of Toys R Us is a kid of any age's dream. Equipped with all of the toys you could possibly imagine from latest movie figurines (they had mini Hugh Jackman Wolverine's at the time I was there) to Barbie to Matchbox cars to Monopoly it has more toys than you can imagine. Not only this, but there is the whole experience of just being in an over the top glamofied version of a toy store ala time square style. Inside you will find a ferris wheel, moving Jurassic Tyrannasaurus Rex, spiderman swinging from his web, GI Joe Climbing the walls and the worlds biggest monopoly board I have ever seen. It will literally keep you enthralled for hours as you even discover toys from your past that you didn't think were still around these days... Aaaah to be a kid again! Well, for a while in this store we were....
What to buy: In this shop... toys toys and more toys
What to pay: Depends on what you are buying
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 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.