We visited a Toys R Us store that's about to shut down — and it was a grim glimpse of the chain's future

  • Toys R Us, which filed its liquidation papers last week, will close or sell all 735 of its US stores.

  • In late January, the company announced plans to close 170 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores.

  • We went to a Toys R Us store in Yonkers, New York, that was part of that initial round of store closings. Overall, the store was a sad vision of what's to come as Toys R Us closes locations.

Toys R Us will close or sell all its US stores after it filed a motion last week to liquidate its US business. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September.

In January, the company announced plans to close 170 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores, many of which have already started going-out-of-business clearance sales.

Toys R Us' liquidation includes a plan to close or sell all 735 of its remaining stores, but sales aren't set to begin until Thursday in at least some locations.

To see what a Toys R Us store looks like amid the company's demise, we visited one in Yonkers, New York, that was part of the earlier round of Toys R Us closures. This is what we found.

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