Fry's wasn't quite a national chain.
But don't forget Micro Center may be able to carry them - i am surprised they haven't moved into some of the cities where closing Fry's created a vacuum
Toys-R-Us isn't quite out of business.
The company continues to operate as the licensor of the chain's international operations, but its lenders announced in October 2018 that it planned to re-launch the U.S. Toys "R" Us retail business in the future. The lenders also partnered with Kroger to add "Geoffrey's Toy Box" (named after the chain's mascot) pop-up departments to selected locations in order to give Toys "R" Us a presence during the holiday shopping season. On January 20, 2019, the company emerged from bankruptcy as Tru Kids. There were only two locations open in the United States until they closed down in 2021 due to financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, on March 15th the same year, brand management company WHP Global acquired a controlling interest in Tru Kids. They plan to open more locations in North America going forward - ideally in anticipation of the holiday season.
In August 2021, WHP Global announced that Toys “R” Us is opening 400+ Stores within Macy's starting in 2022.
There are over 80 locations in Canada.
KayBee Toys tried to get going again, but lack of funds stopped them:
Strategic Marks, LLC, a company that buys and revives defunct brands, registered a trademark for KB Toys in 2016, after Toys "R" Us allowed the previous registration to lapse. In March 2018, Strategic Marks founder Ellia Kassoff stated that due to Toys "R" Us going out of business in the United States, Strategic Marks planned to open 1,000 KB Toys pop-up stores across America for Black Friday (November 2018). After the holiday season, Kassoff would decide which stores would then become permanent. In early November 2018, Kasoff announced that the relaunch would be delayed until 2019, allowing the company to begin with "as few missteps as possible". Kasoff stated that the delay would "give us plenty of time to build out the most optimum supply chain, distribution and retail infrastructure our customers deserve." Prior to the delay, there had been plans to open 400 to 600 seasonal pop-up stores in 2018, and 600 to 800 permanent stores within three to four years.
In March 2019, Kasoff cited a lack of funding as the reason that the pop-up stores did not open as planned. He stated, "The toy companies had lots of conflicts of interest that prevented them from investing in KB given that they sell to other retailers, and mall operators don't typically invest in prospective tenants. It is taking a while to get this done and build out a strategy. Once we get the money together we will be off and running." Strategic Marks sought an investment bank to finance the opening of 200 to 250 temporary KB Toys stores, which would determine whether permanent locations would be viable. As of December 2020, there has been no news from Strategic Marks about the KB Toys revival.