Kay Bee Toy Store Commercial (1991)

While I love Toys R Us, much of my toy buying and browsing was at the mall. When at the mall, the place to go for toys (especially after department stores stop carrying them) was Kay Bee Toy and Hobby. I was shocked to see their decline and will always miss these wonderful stores and the promise of fun that they held.

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6 thoughts on “Kay Bee Toy Store Commercial (1991)

  1. darrenf says:

    You can thank Mitt Romney for their demise. His Bain Capital had a big hand in it. :-(

  2. plcary says:

    Yea, it sucks that stores like Kay Bee Toys, arcades, movie theaters and even music and video stores have become a thing of the past at all the malls in my region.

  3. Donny says:

    My first job was at Kay-Bee’s. It was the Christmas season when there was a rush for Cabbage Patch Kids and Transformers were gaining momentum. Ahh…if only I would have spent my paycheck on Transformers instead of Micro Machines :)

  4. Dar says:

    Kay Bee stores always seems to somehow pack more toys in their small stores than is imaginable.

    They also often had a bigger collection of Hot Wheels and Micro machines than Toys R Us.

    And yes, I too remember when department stores carried toys. A practtice going back tp the early century but which died out in the mid-late 80’s, along wioth the department store caffeteria.

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