As I continued walking through the store, I realized how wrong my first impression was. The shelves only looked stocked because everything was spread out and pushed to the front. Small sale signs were next to nearly every item.
A lot of the merchandise wasn't in great condition. This Minnie Mouse toy looked as if it had been stepped on and then put back on the shelf. Other toys were spilling out of boxes, and many of the stuffed animals were collecting dust.
... and the electronics section didn't look much better. The store still had a large selection of video games — none of which were on sale — but many accessories and other electronics were out of stock.
This table was past the registers, right before the exit. It had a few marked-down items on it, but there was no label and no one around to ask what it was. Overall, the store was sad, and it seemed representative of what the future of Toys R Us holds as its stores prepare to close.