Phones, food and clothes continue to be in; handbags are right out.
The toy store's creditors — basically a bunch of banks — are trying to figure out how to make money from the brand.
More shopping centers are turning to non-retail tenants.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Consumers today are "less interested in buying stuff and accumulating more things," said REI CEO Eric Artz.
Butte Plaza Mall in Montana has diversified its tenants in order to survive, which might mean it loses out on seasonal shopping spikes.
It's an old marketing technique: selling to a captive audience.
Sales rose, and many of the gains were in discretionary categories.
But there are budding efforts to give hourly workers in those fields more dependable hours.
The retailer says its associates will do the shopping for you, from its aisles to your kitchen.