Toys R Us
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Legendary retailer Toys ‘R’ Us is to shut down completely in the UK, after administrators failed to find a buyer for the flagging business. A whopping 105 shops will close over the next six weeks, with over 3,000 jobs lost as a result. Any remaining stock will be discounted in the remaining stores that are open, so it may be worth visiting one of the outlets if you live nearby.

In addition to selling toys and stationary, Toys ‘R’ Us was also a pretty prominent games retailer back in the day, with this particular author getting his first taste of the PlayStation 2 in Birmingham’s gigantic megastore almost two decades ago. For us, though, we’ll always remember the retailer for its catchy jingle that used to play around Christmas time:

It’s been a rough 2018 for the British high street, with Maplins and Claire’s also falling into difficulties. All the best to those who find themselves out of work.