Toys ‘R’ Us in 1999

1 : Anonymous2021/10/28 00:08 ID: qha99a
Toys ‘R’ Us in 1999
2 : Anonymous2021/10/28 01:14 ID: hiboo2i

I remember my grandma, rest her soul, taking me to toys R us to window shop and play the video games displays. We would go mostly every Saturday and would stay for a few hours. One trip my grandma told me I could get a game. I remember spending at least 45 mins telling my grandma all about Pokémon and the difference of red and blue. I finally settled on blue as it was my favorite color. Honestly some great memories.

ID: hicgw3i

Cute man. My grandma also bought me pokemon :).

ID: hid9vwb

My grandfather got my Pokémon black for my 4th birthday. Honestly one of the best memories I had was with my grandfather. I hope to see him again when I go to heaven.

ID: hid7fme

Reddit does not deserve content this wholesome. God bless your Nan!

ID: hidjnj2

I remember buying my copy of Blue with the money I made selling all kinds of toys at a family yard sale that day. We had the yard sale, I made around 40 bucks, my mom took me to Wal Mart, I bought blue, and she took me to my grandparent's house to stay the night. I played so much I had a Blastoise before she had actually left that night. I remember going to bed, but waking up around 3 AM and turning on the light so I could keep playing, and my grandma coming in and making me go back to bed.

So many memories with that game. It was my childhood. I have so many memories with Pokemon Red and Blue. Including happening to make it to Lavender Town and the Pokemon Tower at the family get together after my other grandmother's funeral.

People say games aren't art, or can't have an impact, but I'm about to turn 30 and I still carry those memories with me as some of the happiest times of my life, even when I was going through darker stuff as a kid. Games really helped me process things.

ID: hidfowp

Blue edition gang! 🙂

3 : Anonymous2021/10/28 00:12 ID: hibg6ap

I could fit so many of those in my JNCOs

ID: hichv20

Rack city

4 : Anonymous2021/10/28 00:15 ID: hibgmj4


ID: hicfn74

I was there gandalf... I was there 23 years ago...

ID: hid9l50

I never had a Gameboy Color. But I'll never forget the joy I had in 1999 or 1998 when my mom picked me up from school and there was a new Gameboy Pocket and Pokemon Blue in the seat.

5 : Anonymous2021/10/28 00:34 ID: hibj7y0

Ohhhh the nostalgia hits hard

6 : Anonymous2021/10/28 00:57 ID: hibmcum

I still miss my lime green Gameboy color

ID: hicr9a3

Kiwi green you heathen!

ID: hicrr4g

Forgive me for I have sinned!!

7 : Anonymous2021/10/28 00:11 ID: hibg0ol

You walk outside as the late afternoon is full swing, seeing your bike laying on the grass. The scents of barbecue and fireworks linger on the breeze. There were n64s in the McDonalds...

ID: hid57ca

Chill, we are already depressed as it is, no need to make us remember the good ole days.

But for real, miss those days of not being a wage slave.

8 : Anonymous2021/10/28 00:14 ID: hibgej3

it's.. beautiful..

9 : Anonymous2021/10/28 01:05 ID: hibndry

I cannot put into words what this makes me feel. Wow.

10 : Anonymous2021/10/28 01:29 ID: hibqo08

Right before the world went to shit. They were on to something for Y2K.

11 : Anonymous2021/10/28 02:37 ID: hibzrga

Man, life was good.

12 : Anonymous2021/10/28 00:58 ID: hibmgp3

Not me trying to remember what it smelled like

13 : Anonymous2021/10/28 00:24 ID: hibht6u

Based on release dates, I’m surprised to see Pokémon TCG and not Yellow, Gold, or Silver.

ID: hice042

TCG on Gameboy was a genuinely good game.

ID: hid305h

It's insanely good, I played it somewhat recently (few years ago) for the first time and I had so much fun. I kinda wish tcg online was more like that

ID: hibldyj

Gold and silver came out late 99. This is probably just before the release.

ID: hibpm2a

Pokémon TCG for the Game Boy was released in North America on April 10, 2000. It’s first release outside Japan was in Australia on April 7, 2000.

ID: hicicpu

I think yellow was on the other side, they released the yellow game boy with the game (in a bundle iirc)

ID: hicfhxj


ID: hico0km

Trading Card Game

ID: hicvyxj


said, it’s a video game that replicates/emulates the real-world Pokémon trading card game/collectible card game.

14 : Anonymous2021/10/28 01:22 ID: hibpops

That takes me back. The good ol’ days where the only reason we went was to play as much video games as a kid humanly could in the hour that our parents could stand to be in there.

15 : Anonymous2021/10/28 03:03 ID: hic36h0

That felt good, thank you.

16 : Anonymous2021/10/28 04:21 ID: hicbxqr

I can smell this image

17 : Anonymous2021/10/28 00:43 ID: hibkfo4

They would still be around if not for Vulture capitalists.

ID: hibl224

It's okay, they've taken refuge in Canada.

ID: hibm97k

Canadian Bacon, the documentary

ID: hif5qct

Thanks, I don't think anywhere near enough people realize this. Toys R Us didn't go out of business because it ran out of money or went bankrupt or in any way was no longer viable. Vultures simply destroyed it for a quick buck.

18 : Anonymous2021/10/28 01:16 ID: hibowtb

This really takes me back.

19 : Anonymous2021/10/28 01:28 ID: hibqgyx

Fuck man...I never did get my Unicron figure...

20 : Anonymous2021/10/28 04:40 ID: hicdxhz

I wish I kept my gameboy color.

21 : Anonymous2021/10/28 06:14 ID: hicm8cy

shit man, this is so freaking cool. the 90’s were amazing lmao

22 : Anonymous2021/10/28 07:54 ID: hictlva

Wait, we need to go back! I forgot something.

Can we turn around? I wanna go back.

23 : Anonymous2021/10/28 14:26 ID: hiduitp

Man the nostalgia in this photo. Those days are never coming back.

24 : Anonymous2021/10/28 01:05 ID: hibnecg

I actually bought my Yellow Game Boy Colour and Pokémon Yellow from a Toys R Us. Saved my paper route money up. Was so proud of myself for being able to afford it. Probably one of the biggest purchases I ever made at the time. Still have it and it still works.

25 : Anonymous2021/10/28 01:05 ID: hibndwk

All about that pokemon

26 : Anonymous2021/10/28 01:48 ID: hibt8tr

If I could kill myself and go back to 1999 I would.

27 : Anonymous2021/10/28 03:33 ID: hic6qi4

It was just such an awesome place to be in the 80's - 90's. Just when gaming consoles were coming out as well as all the traditional toys and Lego's.

28 : Anonymous2021/10/28 04:07 ID: hicaiwt

this display would probably be a million dollars if that was today

29 : Anonymous2021/10/28 04:11 ID: hicayfg

Was called the ‘R’ Zone.


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