FACTOID # 21: 15% of Army recruits from South Dakota are Native American, which is roughly the same percentage for female Army recruits in the state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Toys 'R' Us
Toys "Я" Us
Type Public (1978-2005)

Privately Owned (2005-present) Toys R Us logo. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... A private company is a company that is not a public company. ...

Founded Washington, D.C., 1948
Location Wayne, New Jersey
Key people John H. Eyler, Jr., CEO & Director
Industry Retail
Products Retail-Toys/Games/Clothing/Baby
Revenue $11,100 million USD
Website http://www.toysrusinc.com/

Toys "Я" Us NYSE: TOY is a toy store chain based in the United States. It also operates in other countries, with around 1,500 stores world wide. The Toys "Я" Us chain was founded by Charles Lazarus in Washington, DC during the post-war baby boom era in 1948. The flagship store in New York City's Times Square is the largest toy store in the world, featuring a colorful ferris wheel. Washington, D.C., short for the District of Columbia (locals know the city as the District, DC,—or, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Wayne Township is a census-designated place and township located in Passaic County, New Jersey. ... In commerce, a retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop, also called store. ... For the tax agency in the UK of the same name , see HM Revenue and Customs. ... The United States dollar, or American dollar, is the official currency of the United States. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia website. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the second largest stock exchange in the world. ... A toy store, or toy shop, is a retail outlet that sells toys. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... This article should be transwikied to wiktionary The term post-war is generally used for the period after the end of World War II, i. ... A baby boom is any period of greatly increased birth rate within temporal and usually geographical bounds. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Times Square Times Square is also the name of a station on the Detroit People Mover, a shopping mall in Hong Kong, and a 1980 movie. ... A Ferris wheel (or, more commonly in the UK, big wheel) is an amusement ride consisting of an upright wheel with passenger gondolas suspended from the rim. ...

Contents


Other Toys "Я" Us Chain Spin-Offs

Toys "Я" Us, Inc. also owns other chains:

  • Kids "Я" Us - A store that specilizes in kid's clothing.
  • Babies "Я" Us baby superstores.
  • Geoffrey's Toys "Я" Us - A spin-off of the toy store named for the store's wisecracking "spokesanimal", Geoffrey the Giraffe and offering toys, juvenile merchandise, and children's apparel all in one location. Other features include a "Studio G" activity center.
  • Toys "Я" Us Toy Box - Introduced in 2003, this spin-off of Toys "Я" Us is found in Albertson's, Osco Drug, Jewel-Osco, and Sav-On supermarkets and drug stores.
  • Toys "Я" Us KidsWorld - a toy superstore format introduced in 1996.

2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A typical Albertsons store. ... See: Jewel Osco This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... Pharmacy (from the Greek φάρμακον = drug) is the profession of compounding and dispensing medication. ... Green Razor Scooter This article is about things that people play with. ... A superstore is a superlative name for a large department store. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

History

Due to market pressures (primarily competition from Wal-Mart and Target Stores), Toys "Я" Us was considering splitting its toys and babies businesses. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Target Stores is a division of Target Corporation. ...


On July 21, 2005, a consortium of Bain Capital Partners LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), and Vornado Realty Trust NYSE: VNO completed the $6.6 Billion acquisition of the toy giant. Public stock closed for the last time at $26.74, just pennies from the 52wk high, but far short of its all time high of almost $45 in 4Q 1993, and its 5yr high of $31 in 2Q 2001. Toys "Я" Us is now a privately owned entity. Consortium is a word that comes from the Latin consortium meaning association or society, from the word consors meaning owner of means or comrade. ... Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (commonly referred to as KKR) is a New York City based private equity firm that focuses primarily on late stage leveraged buyouts. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the second largest stock exchange in the world. ...


The new owners seem to be willing to try to make the toys division competitive again.


About the Toys "Я" Us logo

The yellow "Я", in quotation marks, is a small child's backwards writing of "R", which is short for "are" (and has nothing to do with the Cyrillic letter Я). The "R" is the most distinctive part of the retailer's colorful kid-friendly logo. A blue star was added to the logo in 1998. The "Я Us" name has been imitated by many other businesses, such as Tiles Я Us and Tuxedos Я Us. Toys R Us logo. ... The symbol ″, while technically the double-prime, is also used to mean inch. ... Ya (Я, я) is a letter in the Cyrillic alphabet, representing the iotated vowel (IPA). ... Colour is an important part of the visual arts. ... A logotype, commonly known as a logo, is the graphic element of a trademark or brand, which is set in a special typeface/font, or arranged in a particular, but legible, way. ... In geometry, a star polygon is a complex, regular polygon, so named for its starlike appearance, created by extending lines in a regular pattern from one vertex of a simple, regular, n-sided polygon to another, non-adjacent vertex and continuing the process until the original vertex is reached again. ... A logotype, commonly known as a logo, is the graphic element of a trademark or brand, which is set in a special typeface/font, or arranged in a particular, but legible, way. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Historically, the term business referred to activities or interests. ...


Geoffrey the Giraffe

In 1978, Geoffrey the Giraffe, an anthropomorphic cartoon giraffe character was introduced as its mascot, appearing in the company's television commercials. Later, a live-action animatronic Geoffrey was used, created by Stan Winston Studios and voiced by Jim Hanks. 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ... Binomial name Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 The Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land living animal species. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, FL. A mascot is something, typically an animal or human character used to represent a group with a common identity, such as a school, professional sports team, or corporation. ... Audio-Animatronics or just animatronics is a form of robotics created by Disneys Imagineers for several shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... Stan Winston (born April 7, 1946), is a special effects and makeup artist. ...


Toys "Я" Us Slogans

  • "The World's JOY Store!"
  • "Big Fun! Low Prices!"
  • "Lower Prices. Bigger Selection. Guaranteed."
  • "The World's Biggest Toy Store."
  • "The World's Greatest Toy Store."
  • "Play More, Spend Less."

External links


 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m