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Our Atari quest at a dilapidated Toys R Us required a shopping cart

Our Atari quest at a dilapidated Toys R Us required a shopping cart

Our Atari quest at a dilapidated Toys R Us required a shopping cart

Most box-stores, Toys R Us included, go through upgrades and modernizations to stay current with retail trends. In the late 90s we discovered a seemingly forgotten location that had Atari 2600 games in their stock room - in sealed boxes! Wise though led us to clean it out with a shopping cart.

In that era and my home at the time made scoring 2600 games in a store a rarity. We were pretty stoked to find new Atari product on the shelves. A $5 box of carts at a yard sale is always nice, but to transact at a register adds some flair :)

Not long after our find, that location was closed for renovation which entailed closing the store, securing it with a chain-link fence and gutting it for a Baby & Toy combo location. I'm certain all the old Atari carts were dispensed with. A keen sense of timing may have yielded an awesome dumpster diving effort!

In this video, I also talk a bit about my childhood passion for GI Joe and my son's interest in G.I. Joe and Trash Packs. Toys R Us has been a prominent destination from childhood through attempting to become an adult... or just getting older.

On-Screen Movie Premiere

Even if you haven't vanquished a Toys R Us of all it's Atari games, see if you can identify the movie playing on our inset screen. Do you know the title? :)


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