Bringing back fond memories, a recently unearthed video documented the ’90s Toys “R” Us shopping experience. The raw footage dates back to November 27, 1991, one day before Thanksgiving, and highlights classic toys and amazingly low prices.
Filmed at the Herald Square location, at 34th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan, the location served as a hub for all things kids loved before being closed at the end of the ’90s to make way for the Times Square flagship space.
In the 20-minute video, we see a slew of shoppers looking to pick up presents for relatives they will see at tomorrow’s gatherings. The footage starts off with sets of classic Monopoly priced at just $9.99 USD before moving into aisles of original LEGO sets and Barbie dolls. Then we see Cabbage Patch Kids priced at $26.99 USD and WWF Wrestling Buddies at $19.99 USD, which are probably more expensive than you remembered. Followed by rows of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures priced at only $4.99 USD and a wall of paper slips for video games with Nintendo Gameboys just laying around.
Finishing off the video we get a look at the checkout area with the camera zooming in on totals that people were paying back in 1991. From $53.31 to $13.69 USD, the unearthed video brings us back to a simpler time when the real Toys “R” Us was still around.
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