Toys 'R' Us closed in Toms River and surrounding stores in New Jersey and everywhere after filing bankruptcy in 2017 and closing all stores in 2018.

Toys 'R' Us did team up with Macy's last summer to sell the Toys 'R' Us brand online only.

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I think we all felt sad when Toys 'R' Us closed. I have not been to Toys 'R' Us for years before it closed, but it's the memories of going to a giant toy store when we were younger, it was all we needed.

I remember after my divorce, just taking my daughter to Toys 'R' Us if she was sad, not buying anything just walking around and playing with things in the store.

Where and when will Toys 'R' Us open in Ocean County?

According to, Toys 'R' Us will partner with Macy's and not just online anymore. In each Macy's throughout the country, there will be a Toys 'R' Us pop-up store inside. Some of the stores will be larger, some will be smaller. We have a Macy's in the Ocean County Mall, and a Toys 'R' Us pop-up store will be in there. Starting at the end of this month they will start rolling out the pop-up stores by mid-October. Thanks to this press release from

The Toys“R”Us brand will come to life in-store with playful colored fixtures as well as hands-on demonstration tables for customers to interact with various toy assortments. The Toys“R”Us shops will also feature a life-size “Geoffrey on a Bench” photo opportunity for families. To celebrate the openings, all Macy’s stores will host nine days of in-store events, beginning October 15 through October 23, which will include family friendly activities and daily giveaways from brands like Barbie®, LEGO® and more.


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