Remember when Toys 'R Us had pieces of paper with a bar code on them, you would pay, and than pick up the game at there pick up place. The game wasn't on the shelf, just a "copy" of the front and back of the box. I tried to find a pic but I couldn't.
Cue the very start of this documentary on the Commodore 64 from the late 1980s:
BTW the Redwood City Toys "R" Us is still there, and my favorite out of the ones in the Bay Area that I've visited. Even more than the haunted one in Sunnyvale, which was profiled on In Search Of
, hosted by the late, great Mr. Spock himself.
It also got a segment on That's Incredible!
The Redwood City store is a bit out of sight, however, and it's across the street from the Bay Area's only K-Mart. Hey, remember K-Mart and their blue light specials? And how you'd be goofed on by your fellow students for shopping there?
Huh, looks like they were still doing the blue light specials until recently.