My new digs. I am sitting in the sign operator room of the great Toys R’ Us of Times Square… perhaps the greatest toy store to ever exist. Although I must say, FAO Shwartz in the Chestnut Hill Mall was always my favorite growing up. Instead of a life-size, moving, roaring T-Rex, they had a talking tree with a moving mouth. You could put your hand in it and it never broke or hurt you (a great engineering feat right there). When the T-Rex starts roaring at 10:55am, I know that its time start to play the I-Pod that plays “New York, New York” 2 times in a row to start off the day. Other highlights of the store include the “Hot Wheels, Beat That!” display and the 50-ft tall ferris wheel. Hot Wheels, BEAT THAT!
T-Rex’s and StuffMay 18, 2008