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Old 20-04-2018, 01:25 PM
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I wish i could get some Q16 Toys-R-US print balloons, from australia,(i have heard stories of how great australian sanbrook balloons were)

I spoke to my local Toys-r-Us manager and she told unfortunately in many US stores they could not use latex balloons.
First there was a danger of kids choking on broken balloons (so some stores used smaller balloons instead, that made no sense to me)
Second was allergies, for some reason so many kids had latex allergies, (and adults also), after receiving complaints and to avoid lawsuits they decided to remove latex balloons from stores.

Most stores were told to switch to mylar , but then they got rid of them, they were given no reason as to why.


thats all i could find out from several stores.
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Old 21-04-2018, 01:16 AM
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I wish i could get some Q16 Toys-R-US print balloons, from australia,(i have heard stories of how great australian sanbrook balloons were)

I spoke to my local Toys-r-Us manager and she told unfortunately in many US stores they could not use latex balloons.
First there was a danger of kids choking on broken balloons (so some stores used smaller balloons instead, that made no sense to me)
Second was allergies, for some reason so many kids had latex allergies, (and adults also), after receiving complaints and to avoid lawsuits they decided to remove latex balloons from stores.

Most stores were told to switch to mylar , but then they got rid of them, they were given no reason as to why.


thats all i could find out from several stores.
Have a look and see if you're able to purchase them off the Australian website. I'm a local and have one half an hour away, but I did see them on there a while ago. You might be a bit lucky with the currency exchange rates too.

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Old 21-04-2018, 01:40 AM
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Have a look and see if you're able to purchase them off the Australian website. I'm a local and have one half an hour away, but I did see them on there a while ago. You might be a bit lucky with the currency exchange rates too.
are these it? thanks

https://www.toysrus.com.au/geoffrey-...rted_10486288/


(if someone could let me know i would be willing to pay to get some of them,
including shipping over here, but i would need to know total cost.)


i tried making an account and speaking to the reps online but they said they only deliver to Australia and NZ

so i got this when making an account
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Old 21-04-2018, 07:56 AM
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Yes thats them. Pity they don't delivery internationally. I'm never game enough to purchase more than a hand full when I'm face to face, otherwise I would.
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Old 20-06-2018, 08:58 AM
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Hey guys,

Sadly I have learnt the toys r us locations on our shores are going under. I'm going to go out and get a few. Wish me luck
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Old 20-06-2018, 02:04 PM
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I buy balloons from the US all the time with a service called My Us who recieve the package as you and send it on to the UK.

Looks to be an australian service the same.

Would love to get my hands on some of these if anyone get a bulk.

https://shopmate.auspost.com.au
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Old 28-06-2018, 08:33 AM
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Went to a few Toys R Us's down here yesterday. All the loons there were completely gone. So I went home empty handed.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:20 AM
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I said that the Toys R Us balloons were gone last time I was there.
Well today the Toys R Us stores are closing, and what do i find?

A 100x bag of TRU Q16's for $20 AU. I bought myself one of them because they were cheap Q16's, and the cousin wanted some.

They'll last me a long time, and no, I'm not selling any of them.
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:46 AM
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I will most likely be heading to Australia for a family holiday later this year. I got some toys r us balloons from them last year. And I'm a bit worried about them closing down. I most likely will ask them for a bag of 50 q16. As if they do close down the balloon may be a become more rare. I currently have 20 assorted colours in my stash currently. Hopefully the discount is on when I'm there. May sell some in the future if toys r us closes. Hopefully it doesn't happen any time soon. And do they have these in America also as I'm only know that it's in Australia so far.
Well shucks, I was overseas and when I was back I realized they closed down already. Oh well.
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