Toy Makers Stare at $11 Billion Hole With Death of Toys ‘R’ Us

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Toy Makers Stare at $11 Billion Hole With Death of Toys ‘R’ Us

The liquidation of Toys “R” Us Inc. has sent the toy industry reeling, leaving Mattel Inc., Hasbro Inc. and other manufacturers without a large chain devoted to selling games and dolls and forcing them to scramble to secure other outlets to carry their items.

Toys “R” Us, which had more than $11 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year, is part of a group of chains that were once seen by vendors as “category killers” and have emerged as crucial checks on the power of Amazon.com Inc. Stores like Best Buy Co. and Barnes &…

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