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Toys "R" Us liquidation sales begin Friday

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The founder of the embattled Toys "R" Us chain of children's stores died on Thursday, a week after the company announced the end of its operations in the United States.

"If there is no Toys "R" Us, I don't think there is a toy business", he said.

There are offers and assumptions about Toys "R" Us Canada too.

"It's contagious, it's a great environment, it's fun to come to work", says Sherry Stone, manager at the Cotswold Village location of Toys & Co.

They got all kinds of toys in Toys R Us.

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She says bases are covered for Toys & Co.in that regard, as she and the rest of the company prides itself on community relations.

They include MGA's Little Tikes plant in Hudson, Ohio, that employs 1,200, because "40 percent of the products produced by that factory were sold to Toys R Us", Larian said. "It was the last of our era of toy stores", said Sturtz.

Toys R Us is struggling internationally, except in Asia. Almost one in five of the sales made by the company is done at a Toys R Us store, according to the

But for decades, it was Toys R Us that drove trends in child's play, becoming a launchpad for what became some of the industry's hottest toys.

A liquidation sale started Friday after the company recently announced it would shutter all its U.S. stores.

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A retail force in the 1980s, it also faced pressure from larger stores with deeper discounts and was taken private in 2005 by a consortium of investors that included the KKR Group and Bain Capital. "Even though they are small now, we have memories for the future as far as the pictures go", said Ashmore.

Toys "R" Us did not collapse because of Amazon, Walmart, or online shopping.

Toys R Us had hoped to reorganize under the bankruptcy laws but opted to liquidate after what Toys R Us Chief Executive David Brandon called a "devastating" holiday shopping season a year ago.

Many people stood in line stocking up on last minute Barbie dolls and action figures. Thousands of buyers from around the world attend but back then, it was Lazarus whom manufacturers were most anxious to impress, said Marc Rosenberg, a veteran toy marketer and founder of SkyBluePink Concepts.

Information for this article was contributed by Anne D'Innocenzio of The Associated Press.

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