A Babies R Us store is shown at Union Square in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, Toys R Us will close 180 stores, about 20 percent of its U.S. locations, within months. Hobbled by $5 billion in debt, the company that once dominated toy sales in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection in September. At some locations Toys R Us and Babies R Us will be combined. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
The liquidation of Toys “R” Us Inc. has stoked fears about how the U.S. toy industry will absorb the blow.