The death of Toys R Us was met with some audible gasps when it was announced, I'm not a fortune teller but I've seen this coming for some time now. They've restructured a number of times but they've been carrying massive debt for years and that's not good for business.
A few Christmas' ago I tried to order something from TRU online and it didn't arrive until after Christmas, despite assurances that it would.
That's not good for business.
I've not been in a brick and mortar TRU all that often but on the few times I have I noticed that they always had only one register open (and sometimes none) meanwhile there were several employees doing busy work while customers waited.
That's not good for business either.
I don't mourn the loss of TRU, they brought this on themselves. You can blame Amazon all you want but if they can actually get something to me when they say they will that's a win for me.
I don't subscribe to the theory that Wal*Mart is doing much better because I've been in there, and when the absolute best thing they can do is install self checkouts so you no longer are stuck with a poorly trained cashier trying to do her job that's not a positive thing either.