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June 18, 2003

Toys “L” Us

Filed under: Toy News — Rumble Crew @ 4:56 am

Ever wonder what a Toys “R” Us looks like in Japan? Me either, but I happened to drive by one in Odawara, a city about an hour and a half away from Tokyo.

Y’know what? Turns out, TRU Japan is disturbingly similar to TRU America. In fact, I nearly had reverse culture-shock walking in the door, thinking for a moment I’d slipped through a wormhole to my trusty ol’ Toys “R” Us in Rockville, Maryland.

In fact, it was EXACTLY THE SAME, down to the usual aisles full of party favors, diapers and formula, and racks upon racks of barbie dolls and board games. Only everone spoke Japanese, there was a halfway decent sushi joint next door, and they had Yamato Valkyries on the shelves. The end!

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