The service is designed to help shoppers get the toys that they must have for Christmas. It will be available in Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and all 50 hot toys - whether the items are in-stock at a local store or not - will be eligible for reservation.
To take advantage of Hot Toy Reservation, customers will need to go to the customer service desk at their local Toys"R"Us store to place their orders with a 20% down payment. The service will be available through October 31, 2012.
Toys"R"Us has also announced that service fees on layaway purchases created before Halloween will be waived.
For online shoppers, Toys"R"Us is planning on having dedicated kiosks set up throughout their stores to expedite the retrieval of packages when people use their free "Ship to Store" option.
Walmart Strikes Back
Not to be outdone, Walmart has released its Top 20 Toys List of 2012, featuring FURBYS, LeapPads, and 18 other toys.
- Leapfrog LeapPad 2
- VTech InnoTab Learning App Tablet
- Little Tikes iTikes Map
- Playskool Rocktivity Walk 'N Roll Rider
- Monopoly Millionaires
- Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster
- Beyblade Destroyer Dome Play Set
- Hot Wheels Terrain Twister R/C Vehicle
- Air Hogs Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter
- Fisher-Price Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle Play Set
- Power Wheels Dune Racer 12-Volt Battery-Powered Ride-on
- Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Melody B. Sharp Interactive Doll
- Monster High High School Playset
- Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace Play Set
- Baby Alive Baby Wanna Walk Doll
- Barbie Sisters Cruise Ship
- Holiday Barbie 2012 Doll
- Novi Stars Dolls
- Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter
Online shoppers can take advantage of free shipping with "Site to Store" shipping on top toys and more. Customers can also use Walmart.com's "Pay with Cash" service to purchase items online and pay for the orders at their local Walmart store.
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