Empty shelves at Toys R Us stores in the UK

Empty shelves around Toys R Us stores in the UK suggest that the retailer is not currently receiving new stock.

Toys R Us stores are lacking stock in the post-Christmas period, with empty shelves a common sights at branches of the UK retailer. Brick Fanatics readers have reported a lack of stock at different Toys R Us outlets across the country. These images show the LEGO section in the Portsmouth branch, clearly lacking enough LEGO sets to fill the shelves:

Despite the lack of product in-store, there are still plenty of LEGO sets marked as available for delivery at the Toys R Us website.

It was announced late in 2017 that Toys R Us would close one quarter of UK stores, as the company had been struggling for a number of years, with out of town sales significantly down. A restructure plan was approved that will see stores close in Spring 2018, with more emphasis to be put on shopping centre stores and the retailer’s website.


Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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