Monday, October 19, 2009

New Toys R Us Express in Gallery at Market East



When K B Toys stores closed earlier this year, I thought there would be NO toy store in Center City. The thought saddened me although I had adjusted and did any local shopping at one of the 3 remaining Toys R Us stores or one of the Walmarts or Targets. But no dedicated toy store ... sigh. Well, it seems that Center City will have a dedicated toy store after all this holiday season. Welcome to Toys R Us Express!

These Express stores will operate as the K B Toys Express stores did. The store is decidedly a mini store: stock is limited to basic lines (no Collectors' Edition Barbies sighted). However, I noticed two - new to me - Toys R Us Exclusives: a 12" Joker and a Disney Princess Snow White AND Prince. NEW GUYS!!! Photos provided below:



Online Joker link




Online Snow White giftset link


Toys R Us Store Locator information:

TOYS"R"US - PHILADELPHIA [6678]
9TH + MARKET STREETS
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107

Phone: Not provided
Hours:
Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm
Mon-Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
Fri 10:00am-8:00pm
Sat10:00am-7:00pm
HOLIDAY EXPRESS (only open until the end of December 2009 per South Philly associate)


Locals: this Gallery TRU is located in the spot previously occupied by CVS drugstore, across from the location for the K B Toys Store. Note: visitors to the area, the toy store is inside the Gallery, on the lower level. There are no signs outside or indications that Toys R Us is inside the building.

It seems that there will be Holiday Express stores also in Springfield and in Franklin Mills Mall. I assume that this is a temporary extra location for Franklin Mills Mall. Locals affected by the closure of the Springfield Toys R Us will now have a local spot at least during this holiday season.

2 comments:

Leonaamon said...

Is the face of the prince in Snow White the same as the prince in Sleeping Beauty

D7ana said...

The Snow White prince resembles the Sleeping Beauty Prince, Prince Phillip, but their hair differs. See here for an Amazon.com thumbnail of Sleeping Beauty and her prince.

Thanks for commenting, Leonaamon!