[VIDEO] How Toys ‘R’ Us Went Bankrupt

November 8, 2019

In 2017 Toys ‘R’ Us filed for bankruptcy under the weight of billions of dollars in debt. Six months later all of the retailer’s stores had closed with their stock liquidated and staff let go without severance. This in-depth video chronicles the rise and fall of this former “category killer,” detailing how the retailer’s bankruptcy changed the toy industry as well as the lives of its former workers. 


  1. How did the bankruptcy of Toys ‘R’ Us affect its workforce of more than 33,000 people? 
  2. Do you think Toys ‘R’ Us will make a comeback as a brand under its new ownership group? Why or why not?