Now that Covid is behind us, we can start to see some of our favourite activities start reserving, and I’m sure your kids would love to go and participate in some of June’s FREE Events at your local Toys-R US stores.
Toys R Us Events for June 2023
- FREE Magazine when you visit any Toys R Us Store Location starting June 10th and ending June 17th. ( No purchase needed)
- June 10/11th FREE Transformers activity sheets! PLUS: the first 20 fans in each store will get a FREE* Transformers: Rise of the Beasts movie poster.
- June 17th, join us for DC-themed activity sheets + fun freebies: a Batman blind bag OR The Flash comic book!
- June 24th/25th – FreeTrue North Bear colouring sheet! PLUS: kids can also take home a FREE* Care Bears™ sticker.
Toys R Us Canada History
Toys R Us Canada first opened its doors in 1984 in Montreal. The company quickly grew to become one of the most popular toy retailers in the country, with over 80 stores across Canada. They had something for everyone—action figures, baby dolls, board games, and construction sets. With their bright lights and a vast selection of toys, it was easy to see why children and adults flocked there.
From its humble beginnings as a single storefront in Montreal, Toys R Us Canada became one of the largest toy sellers in North America.
However, times and consumers’ tastes and shopping habits changed. In 2004, Walmart overtook them as North Americans number-one toy retailer. This was partly due to Walmart’s aggressive marketing strategy targeting parents and children with discounts and promotions that Toys R Us couldn’t match.
In addition, the rise of online shopping meant that customers no longer needed to visit physical stores when they could shop online. They were close to closing their doors in 2018 but managed to continue.