1.THE BEST EVER! I will never forget the welcoming castle building that housed all those amazing toys. My Cabbage Patch, Star Wars, He-Man, GI Joe, Transformers and tons of other goodies. I’ll never forget the ecstasy that came from every Palace experience. Once they had a Star Wars swing set that had a Return of the Jedi ewok planet land speeder as the swing. I rode that thing like a owned it. Then there was the REAL bike section where you could test drive all the cool rides. Even there video game section was bad ass. I was the king of the third grade when I had the only Mike Tyson ‘s Punch Out in all of Canton, Ohio. Once I had the pleasure of attending a rave at an abandoned Children ‘s Palace. I tripped my balls off and continued to go outside just to see the red turrets and towers of the castle. This place will forever be in my heart. PETER PANDA IS A PIMP.
2.Children’s Palace was the best toy store EVER! It had everything, plus you could ride bikes and power wheels in the store. The people were always nice. They had no problem ordering a toy from another store if need be. I am so sorry that I didn’t take pics of the store here in Baton Rouge. As I reflect now, I can still walk through the store in my mind. Its should have been called Children’s Haven. I still miss that store and I am sorry that it didn’t stay in business, because its an experience that I would have loved to share with my own children when I have them. Toys R Us is-was-and will always be TOTAL and utter GARBAGE by comparison. I hate that store. They always stock piled themselves with nothing but baby crap and furniture. I can’t believe that they had the nerve to open Babies R Us. Their stores have always been poorly organized.
3.When I was little it was my sister and my favorite toy store. Toys-R-Us was in the same plaza but we didn’t like it. Children’s Palace always had a way better selection of Cabbage Patch Dolls. We go there at Christmas time to pick out the one we wanted. I miss that store; ours became a Marc’s. I wish it was still around. I would have loved to take my children there (when i have children) to pick out their cabbage patch kids. We loved the towers on the building. It was defiantly the best toy store ever!!!
4.I remember going to the old Children ‘s Palace in Cincinnati, Ohio (North gate location.) It was almost a monthly thing where my mom would take me to Showbiz Pizza then to Children ‘s Palace to get a new Transformer in the 80 ‘s as a kid. In the late 80 ‘s early 90 ‘s this place had a huge selection of video games too. I can remember many times I walked out of there with a new NES game much cheaper than Toys R Us were selling them for. I know the North gate location closed down in the early 90 ‘s (’92 I think) but I wish they were still around today because it really was one of the better toy stores back in the day. I don’t know what ‘s become of the old store now because I haven’t been cross that side of the bridge/overpass for years now.
5. Ahhhh ! Children ‘s Palace! The Toy store Toys R’ Us WISHES it could be! Let ‘s see… A real bike shop with people who knew bikes ( WoW ), Wheeled-goods and juvenile clothing, furniture, accessories, bedding, department managers who knew their stuff, friendly employees, outdoor displays (swing sets, pools, sand boxes, bikes) model demonstrations airplanes/kites/rockets. Crucial Turning Point in Company History: When Child World agreed to turn the backwards ‘R’in their store signs around to avoid legal confrontation with Toys R’ Us who had threatened because they also had a backwards ‘R’ in their logo (although it was used in a different context). Shame on Toys R’ Us!
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