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Mastermind Toys will open 3 new stores now, 10 by 2019

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But for decades, it was Toys "R" Us that drove toy trends, becoming a launchpad for some of the industry's hottest toys.

Toy tycoon Isaac Larian - founder and chief executive of MGA Entertainment, maker of Little Tikes, Bratz dolls and LOL Surprise - says he was in talks with several major toymakers to support his buyout bid but they have since withdrawn.

All purchases that are made will be final so you won't be able to return or exchange items. He said "corporate greed" was a factor in the demise of Toys R Us.

Toys R Us sought court approval last week to liquidate its remaining USA stores, threatening the jobs of some 30,000 employees and spelling the end for a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores, sing-along jingle and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot.

As always, we'll keep you updated on the latest in the Toys R Us saga that's unfolding.

Shoppers head toward Toys "R" Us in Manchester on March 22, 2018. We can't sit back and just let it disappear. MGA, based in Van Nuys, Calif., is privately held. "CEO-leads-effort-to-salvage-Toys-R-Us">Associated Press, so his personal donation isn't entirely selfless. She said she will miss the store, which stood out from other big-box retailers. "The pipeline is too big".

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Adam Deemer of Claymont recalled visiting Toys R Us after doctors' appointments.

The chain, which is known for its catchy jingle and mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last fall.

Larian said 20 per cent of MGA's revenue comes from Toys "R" Us and on Thursday, Quebec-based manufacturer Dorel Industries Inc. said that Toys "R" Us's USA business accounted for three per cent of its 2017 revenue. The popular toy chain filed for liquidation late last week, triggering the likely closure or sale of all their United States stores. Larian has personally aligned with another investor in a separate bid for those operations, though he declined to specify the value of it.

Inspired by his father's bike shop, Mr Lazarus began selling baby furniture in his Washington store called Children's Supermart in 1948.

Some stores have already shut and around 3,000 jobs are at risk.


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