Sunday, April 15, 2018

Bought at Toys R Us South Philly Store



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.



12 comments:

Farrah Lily said...

What a great choice..I think she's one of the prettiest in that line. I love her hair! I am the same way with TRU stuff. If I see it and I really want it, I am ok with paying full price because I don't want to miss out in case the next time I go, it's gone!

D7ana said...

Hi, Farrah Lily! I agree with you about the prettiness of this doll. Her hair is a lovely, carrotty orange. I'd rather pay the full original price than to miss her or pay an exorbitant on the secondary market. Shrug.

MillicentAndFriends said...

She's awesome, I love her face and figure :-). The leggings have a cool print. I've read your posts about Toys R Us, and am sorry that such a huge toy store chain closes its shops. But apparently it has its reasons. I hope there are still other toy stores to go to. Ordering online just isn't the same :-).

D7ana said...

Hi, MillicentAndFriends! Me, too! I love her face, her build, and her leggings.

Thanks for reading my Toys R Us posts. It is sad, but it has been sad for years. Closing is like putting a lid on a box. There are no other exclusively toy stores, BUT I have seen comments that KB Toys is returning this winter holiday season. KB Toys coming back would amend for the loss of Toys R Us. I got some great sales at KB Toys when they were open.

Yes, online shopping is not as fun. You don't know what you're getting until it is in your hands, etc.

RoxanneRoxanne said...

Nice purchase! I like this doll. I need to make my way over to my local Toys R Us one last time and stroll the aisles.

Jewell said...

Great choice! A member of my doll club picked her up from TRU this past Saturday. I have admired her many times on my Target runs, and I may get her eventually. For now, I only have the Alicia Fox doll. I am waiting for the Naomi doll to show up in stores.

Muff said...

Were these dolls exclusive to TRU? I've never seen them at Walmart or Target.

That parking lot looks so sad. The end of an era.

D7ana said...

Hi, RoxanneRoxanne, Jewell, and Muff!

@RoxanneRoxanne - I felt that I had to do at least one trip to Toys R Us before they close. But you can also get the single dolls online or at other stores.

@Jewell - I hope you get her. I think she's a lovely doll. Congrats on getting Alicia Fox. I'd like to get Sasha Banks, Alicia Fox, and Naomi, too. Oh and Bayley.

@Muff - Other vendors sell these dolls. The single WWE play scale dolls are available at Walmart (link to Walmart.com) They would be in the Action Figures aisle - in Toys R Us, they were in the Wrestling toys aisle. They aren't in the Barbie aisle. The 5 doll set originally was a Toys R Us exclusive, but I see them at other online sites. (Possibly because TRU is going out of business?) TRU has the best deal for the multi-doll set - I think they're asking about $45.00 for 5 dolls. That's one thing that actually IS a sale there.

Note: no slight intended to Amazon.com, but you can probably find the newer dolls like Naomi at your local Walmart for less than you'll pay at Amazon. I think Naomi's reached some stores now. Happy hunting!

Jewell said...

@Muff I purchased my WWE dolls at Target. You'll find them on the aisle with the wrestling figures. I have also seen them online at Mattel.com

D7ana said...

Hi, Jewell! Thanks for sharing that news. I haven't been to Target recently.

Phyllis said...

I too have gotten some at Target in the Action Figure isle. I have also seen some at Walmart. Amazon has recently dropped the price on some of these dolls to between $12 and $19. Naomi was down to $19.99 a few weeks ago on Amazon, but I see she is back up to $39 today. I guess you gotta get them while they are not hot!

D7ana said...

Hi, Phyllis! Thanks for sharing. I missed getting Naomi at $19.99 from Amazon.com. I hope to get her and some of the others at the basic price or discounted locally. Pause to cross my fingers.