I saved going to this Toys R Us until I was sure the sales were worth getting. I went last Thursday morning so these were my findings at that time.
Barbie toys were 40% off
The single Fashionistas were gone. There were 2-3 sets of the four doll set I'd seen at the Cottman Avenue Toys R Us. Since I only wanted two dolls from that set, I left them. This Toys R Us also had several AA Made-to-Move soccer player dolls. I bought one of those. There were some Pink Passport fashions and doll sets. A single Statue of Liberty Barbie, several of the 2018 Graduation Barbies, and several of the new two-doll beach set (Original or Tall Barbie-faced doll and Petite, darker-complected Kira-faced doll).
Action figures were 50% off
Action figures available included: the Madame Alexander Marvel Fan Girl dolls, Star Wars figures, and the Mattel WWE figures. From the available stock, I chose two action figures. One is a Star Wars figure, Sabine Wren, from Forces of Destiny (Hasbro Disney). Yes, she has molded clothes on her torso and wears cloth pants. But I like her blue hair against her brown complexion and her quirky expression. I'll re-body her. Or maybe I'll give her to someone who admires her? I have someone in mind.
For my second choice, I decided on a WWE Superstar Fashion Brie Bella, play scale size. The other WWE figures available were Eva Marie, Becky Lynch, and Natalya. I have the first two from previous Toys R Us trips. Brie Bella's face paint reminds me of Mattel's Kate Jackson doll: she looks sharp, smart, and just a little witchy. Not your basic Barbie look.
I cannot post photos now, but I will add them before the week is out.
Has anyone nabbed any good or great sales at Toys R Us lately? Better go soon - my understanding is that they are closing at the end of this month. Good luck!
Friday, April 27, 2018
Okay, now I want a Barbie Fashionista No. 59 Tropi Cutie AND a WWE Naomi doll. I wonder if I'll be able to get any WWE dolls at Toys R Us before they close? If not, I'll get them from Walmart, etc.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
dd's Discounts stores are part of the Ross Family (Ross Dress for Less chain). I dropped by their store on Roosevelt Boulevard to see what, if any, dolls they sold. They had mystery Barbie clone fashion dolls - think "no name," "no manufacturer" - dolls similar to ones seen at small discount stores throughout the city. So here are some budget offerings.
|Beauty by Miss Princess found at dd Discount store|
|Sophie Sisters (left) and Dolls of the World (middle) and Mattel Barbie (right)|
|Kitchen Set, My Kitchen Tools, box back|
|Kitchen Set, My Kitchen Tools, box side showing accessories included|
|Kitchen Set, My Kitchen Tools, box front showing Barbie clone doll|
I am including the addresses, telephone numbers, and hours for the two Philadelphia, PA stores:
3000 Island Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Mon–Sat: 08:30 AM-10:00 PM
Sun: 09:00 AM-10:00 PM
4640 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19124-2300
Mon–Sat: 09:00 AM-10:30 PM
Sun: 09:30 AM-10:30 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
I also went to the Toys R Us at the Cottman and Caster Shopping Center. The parking lot here was also empty. Sigh. On the plus side though, there were more dolls available. Here are some of the dolls I saw there.
|Toys R Us Cottman Avenue store|
|Mattel Barbie Pink Passport Fashion Pack set|
|Mattel Barbie Fashionistas 4-Doll Boxed set|
|Disney Beauty and the Beast Gift sets|
|Mattel DC Comics Super Hero Girls|
|More Mattel DC Comics Super Hero Girls|
|More Mattel DC Comics Super Hero Girls|
|Mattel WWE Superstar Sasha Banks|
|Mattel WWE Superstars: Natalya, Eva, Charlotte, and Becky|
|WWE Superstar Collection of 5 Dolls for $44.98|
Sunday, April 15, 2018
While I have mixed feelings about Toys R Us, I still wanted to walk the aisles one more time - at least - before they closed. So I stopped by the South Philadelphia branch on Oregon Avenue. I was too anxious to photograph anything so I'll just show one of the two dolls that I bought. I paid the market price for this one because she's one I really wanted. I later learned that I could have bought the other, Disney Princess Belle from the Emma Watson version, for $5.99 at Ross Dress for Less stores. Sigh.
The doll I bought is one of the Mattel WWE wrestlers, Becky Lynch. I didn't see any Sasha Banks with the extra green dress and black pump shoes. This store had a few of the 6-doll set, but a.) I don't know that I want all of those dolls, and b.) I prefer the outfits on the single or the extra fashion dolls. Becky wears a pair of steampunk-themed leggings that I like - for her (not ever for me, lol). Her top is meh, matching the leggings but not striking. I like the black ankle boots. I don't imagine Wonder Woman borrowing the outfit, but she might borrow the boots. Maybe. Here's the Mattel box photo of this doll followed by the photo of my doll.