There’s a great video by toy reviewer Pixel Dan about what a loss Toys R Us, the last big toystore, really is.
As to why the “world’s biggest toystore” failed I’ll link to two videos, one by Company Man and another by one of the new contributors to Monstrosities that further explain the problem. (Both channels are worth checking out by the way.) The short version is the company that bought the store used the store they were buying as collateral for the lone, and then a series of other factors led to massive debt. Leveraged buyouts are a bad move.
Speaking of toys, over at The Clutter Reports I’m reviewing the last of the Transformers Alternators I own, Wheeljack. I plan to get back to cleaning projects and digital clutter maintenance for the next few week before going into another Transformers box.
Hopefully I’ll get to Free Comic Inside this week, maybe a Finally Watched if I’m lucky. But I want to get back to the Worldbuilding Project and finish that up so I can start that other comic I want to before having to shift to this year’s Captain Yuletide. In comic reviewing I have the last issue of Total Justice, the Marvel run on Gargoyles, and the final chapter of the “Revelation” storyline in the Transformers Spotlight one-shots. Meanwhile I’ll be starting the next DCAU title, the original Batman Beyond miniseries, which begins with a two-issue adaptation of the first episode.
The other project I want to work on this week is finishing the next BW Panelling video. It’s half-way done and it’s just audio work. Hopefully this will be a distraction free week so I just have to get the energy and desire to finish it. Yes, it’s more work than you think but relatively easier than a Video Review. This should (and hopefully will be) a full week of creating and commentating.