Support your local toy stores if you want them around. That's the take home here.
While thats true, the issue is Toy R Us prices were much higher than other stores. I don't know how many times I went in and could save 5 bucks or more on something. You can say it's only 5 bucks, but you do that enough times it adds up. Or if you are a collector and you can save 20 or 30 bucks on a series, you go else wheres.
It was always weird to me they were a toy store yet sold them at higher prices like no one else had them. I'm sure when they first started they could get away with that, no internet, less competition. So them not adjusting to the times and market is really on them. When they did a Star Wars even for the new line, that had jack squat at our local store. Target had more.
Plus KB Toy was always better.