Toys R Us Goes Into Administration Putting 3200 Jobs At Risk

Toys R Us Goes Into Administration

EDIT 14/03/18: All Toys R Us stores in the UK are to close within the next 6 weeks according to news sources. The BBC and Sky News report that no buyer has been found, and that as well as the stores already marked for closure the rest will follow, resulting in more than 3000 job losses.


EDIT 09/03/18: Toys R Us* have confirmed that the last date for redeeming Gift Cards in Sunday 11th March 2018, so you need to spend them in store by that date or they will be worthless. They have also stopped issuing any refunds, and will exchange only. If you have a Time To Pay Agreement you need to have settled the account and collected your goods by Sunday 11th March. The latest information from Toys R Us can be found here*.


Toys R Us have been struggling for some time now, and this morning comes the news that the company has officially gone into administration, putting 3200 jobs at risk in the UK.

They had been searching for a buyer since weak trading left them with a £15m VAT bill demand that they had little hope ff paying, and today they have appointed the administrator Moorfields.

A Moorfields spokesperson said: "We will be conducting an orderly wind-down of the store portfolio over the coming weeks.

"All stores remain open until further notice and stock will be subject to clearance and special promotions.

"We're encouraging customers to redeem their gift cards and vouchers as soon as possible".

So although stores remain open for the time being, apart from the 60 already in the process of closure, if you have any gift cards or gift vouchers you need to get them spent now.

This is a breaking story and we will keep you updated with further developments.

TOPICS:   News and Recalls

86 comments

  • Sarah F.

    think the boys had vouchers to spend?

  • Lizzie W.

    .... it was only a matter of time

  • Natasha M.

    I'm not surprised after our last visit, sad though x

  • Simon H.

    good! i hate spending all out money there

  • Ali M.

    yeah I saw it on here!! crazy! xxx

  • Gemma H.

    Not suprised with their prices. Feel sorry for everyone whos losing their jobs :(

  • Jennifer G.

    I don’t have any vouchers

  • Gemma D.

    Spent it Monday as knew this was coming.

  • Lisa B.

    Have to get online and spend it or go shop before they no longer take them

  • Claire J.

    When are they closing down hunnie xxx

  • Rachel A.

    Seen it. No sales yet though. X

  • Jade A.

    Better get our bums down there n grab some birthday bargains :grimacing: xx

  • Alison M.

    Went online to spend and no options for adding to basket .... got a voucher to use

    • Anna B.

      You can’t use vouchers online (you couldn’t before this) only in store and they may have stopped accepting them already.

  • Tina F.

    OMG no way! I bet they have got some right bargains xxx

  • Craig B.

    It is a shame. But there prices were always too high compared to others. Even the closing down sale was poor. They didn't move with the times.

    • Gemma H.

      Closing down prices were still ridiculous. £6 for a paperback book (in the sale) which i found for £3 on amazon brand new :confused:

  • TerriLeeanne Q.

    Ni stores yes. All over the news today

  • Gemma F.

    Lenny will be gutted!!!! Luckily The kids have already spent there vouchers xx

  • TerriLeeanne Q.

    Bargains are always brilliant

  • Emma G.

    Went yesterday to use my store credit and gift cards :ok_hand: the woman behind the toll was adamant they were staying open and wasn’t going into administration:rolling_eyes::rolling_eyes:

    • Louise H.

      To be fair, sometimes the staff are the last to know.....

    • Emma G.

      Louise Howes the store I went to was already closing down and hardly had anything left but she was still persistent that nothing is happening as she said the news wasn’t correct

  • Barbara H.

    How can you not make a success of selling toys in this day and age?

  • Mat B.

    Atleast now we won’t have to deal with Ethan asking to go to toys r us every weekend lol

  • Siobhan H.

    Saw this morning. Everyone saying about how expensive they are, don’t think many people realIse they price match with other stores/ online. I used to love going to toys r us as a kid :cry:

  • Lynne K.

    BHS and now Toys R Us! So sad to lose these popular high street names :frowning2:

  • Ashleigh H.

    no matter how old you are toys r us is fun :joy: xx

  • Joanne M.

    So sad another couple of retailers lots of jobs lost too :slight_frown:

  • Nicola T.

    Not surprised there.. Their prices were rediculous.... Doesn't pay to be greedy

  • Jo S.

    Ohhhh no way what we gonna do? :see_no_evil::see_no_evil::pensive: xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  • Kelly M.

    Might get some good bargains in the sales x

  • Lee P.

    Devastated :rage::rage::rage::rage::rage::rage:

  • Lauren R.

    Not surprised charge stupid prices for stuff when you can go to smyths or amazon for half the price ripping greedy people who own it poor people losing there jobs because of greediness x

  • Jane G.

    Poor staff! Hope they can find jobs and pay the bills still xx

  • Ginnie P.

    I rushed and spent mine a couple weeks back thankfully! xx

  • Daisy J.

    Yeah might do my xmas shopping :joy::joy: xxxx

  • Gemma A.

    Very sad for all the staff who face losing jobs, but as a mother of 2 iv never purchased from there, iv often looked but found better quality and lower priced products elsewhere & people need to cut costs where they can!

  • Lorraine P.

    Anyone going to these stores for a bargain...especially those that shop on line and havent ventured in store for a while...be kind to the staff its a devestating, mind numbing process.

  • Grace B.

    not suprising at all shame for the staff x

  • Steph R.

    Prices are ridiculously high

  • Lisa D.

    I was horrid soon as they changed it didn't like going in x

  • Danielle C.

    Better go this weekend then xx

  • Lyndsay W.

    New a few were defo going.i will miss it at xmas for the lay away

  • Lena M.

    I no it’s so sad beat memory’s as a child was in there

  • Amanda P.

    Heard on the radio love toys r us :worried:

  • Siân W.

    The shops are pretty much empty now

  • Michelle J.

    Oh no!!! Rubbish! Got no chance to spend them this weekend! Gutted!! :pensive:

  • Kelly D.

    I got in last weekend I struggled to spend money I hate buying toys so bought loads of pens etc :joy::joy:

  • Gemma K.

    Well worth going got some huge bargains yesterday!

  • Claire D.

    I wouldn’t get anything from Toys r us - if the bike broke we would have no return

  • Lou V.

    Anyone have any idea if the Swindon store has their closing down sale on yet???

  • Renee C.

    I spent it yesterday lol. Thought I best spend it x

  • Claire S.

    Got the boys to use all their gift cards up just after Xmas was worried that they would go into Administration

  • Claire G.

    Plymouth store now closed

  • Lauren F.

    Look for deals on car seats!!! xx

  • Emma A.

    I no I no but the aren't selling on the website means I have to go into store to use the gift card and that means trekking over to bloody woking I don't have time for that grrrr

  • Emma K.

    Oh gosh,6 weeks isn’t long,feel bad for the people loosing their jobs,but woooo hopefully even more bargains :dancer_tone1:xxx

  • Dave I.

    I know where we are going Saturday :thumbsup:

  • Rachel M.

    I went today it was sad. I thought 3-4 weeks they will have nothing left

    • Rachel M.

      Up to 30% most is 10-20% ..... things are still cheaper on Amazon unfortunately

  • Katie H.

    The one in Birmingham by the blues ground has already closed and up for sale

  • Rachel W.

    Always worth a trip :grin::grin: xx

  • Ken C.

    Very sad was a good toy shop :grinning::grinning:

  • Amber A.

    Christmas presents sorted then

  • Hannah G.

    I was in the other week I still paid £75 for 3 things and that was with the closing dwn xx

  • Clare H.

    Is Peterborough one closing? George has a voucher for there

  • Becky O.

    Feel sad for the staff but the shop over prices themselves. even in the closing down sale only offering 10 - 25% discount. Still cheaper on amazon.

    • Jenny C.

      The administrators won’t allow them to reduce further. Stock is still an asset & it’s the administrators job to sell assets for as close to their value as possible so they can pay back more if their creditors.

    • Amanda S.

      I could not agree more!! The sale isn’t much of a sale at all. So over priced I’m not surprised this has happened

  • Cymone R.

    Nope honestly it’s disgusting. I bought a headband for Eliza should of been £4.99 I paid £3.74 that’s how bad it is! Still stupidly priced. Always has been. It’s been mega thank you xxx

  • Terri M.

    Will probably be more now as theyre actually closing chatham one now

  • Rhi T.

    Imagine all the cheap Star Wars stuff :scream:

  • Harry H.

    Yeah we should go have a look see what they’ve got :blush: xx

  • Jackie W.

    Frenchgate was empty other day :weary::weary:

  • Tracy R.

    Defo need to have a look x

  • Natalie B.

    Eh am thinking the same with the wee mans birthday coming up :ok_hand_tone1:

  • Christopher J.

    It's a fair metaphor for bargain basement Britain itself.

  • Laura M.

    Gifts cards had to be used by 11th March.

  • Tina G.

    That’s horrid - but might have some good savings lol

  • Sian A.

    Awful place anyway... try returning stuff

  • Rachel B.

    Heard they inflated all their prices to make the sale seem better :disappointed_relieved:

  • Laurie K.

    It is (it was at Christmas anyway)

  • Tory P.

    Very sad..but they didn't keep up with the online market:( most things were always cheaper on Amazon..

  • Katie N.

    I think scunny has already closed but we can go look x

  • Danielle P.

    All I want is a cyclehorse!!! :joy::joy::joy:

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