Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Walmart Unwraps Its Top 20 Holiday Toys and Exclusive Offers

Retailer Gives the Gift of Low Prices Every Day on Hot Toys this Holiday Season

Santa arrives early at Walmart (NYSE: WMT), with a delivery of must-have toys sure to be on every child's wish list. The retailer today announced its top 20 toys for the holiday season, which include exclusive items, educational and interactive toys, licensed products and family entertainment available at low prices every day in store and online Walmart is also helping parents place these toys under the family Christmas tree with its Christmas layaway program which kicks off Oct. 17. "Value is a huge priority for our customers and they rely on Walmart for the right toys at great prices everyday and especially during the holiday season," said Laura Phillips, senior vice president of toys and seasonal merchandising, Walmart. "We know this economic climate is difficult for our customers and we are committed to helping them have the Christmas they want and deserve." Top Twenty Toys for Toddlers to Tweens:As the top toy destination, Phillips and her team of toy merchants work year-round to identify the hottest toys, which include:
Exclusive to Walmart:
·         Mattel Monster High 3-Pack
·         Lego Mace Windu FighterPreschool Play
·         Hasbro Race Along Chuck
·         Fisher Price Dance 'n Play Puppy
·         Hasbro Elmo Rocks
·         Fisher Price Dora's Fiesta Kitchen
·         LeapFrog Leap Pad ExplorerGames and More for Girls
·         MGA Lalaloopsy Silly Hair
·         Mattel Fijit
·         Hasbro Easy Bake Oven
·         Hasbro Cookie Pie FurReal
·         Mattel Barbie CamperPlaytime for Boys
·         Hasbro Beyblades Triple Battle
·         Hasbro Star Wars FX Lightsaber
·         Hasbro Nerf Nitron
·         Fisher Price Imaginext Bat Cave
·         Spinmaster RC Real McQueen
·         Hasbro Transformers Ultimate OptimusFamily Fun
·         Wowee Paper Jams Pro Mic
·         Hasbro Yahtzee Flash Games

Holiday Shopping is Easier with Christmas Layaway To help families deliver a Christmas to remember, this year Walmart is offering a Christmas layaway program for electronics and toys. Available at all stores nationwide beginning Oct. 17 through Dec. 16, the program will be available on eligible toy and electronic gifts with a retail price of $15 or more*, including dozens of additional popular toys on Rollback to $15, such as Leapfrog Scribble and Write, Disney Princess Toddler Dolls, Transformers 3 Mechtech and select Lego playsets. * In order to participate, each item must have a price of $15 or more, customers must have a total minimum layaway purchase of $50, make a 10% down payment on the total purchase, and pay a one-time non-refundable $5 service fee. Items put on layaway must be paid in full and picked up on or before Dec. 16. There is a $10 cancellation fee for any orders not picked up by that date or cancelled by the customer.  Cancellation fees and service fees may vary by state. Contract wireless phones are not eligible for the layaway program. About WalmartWal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 9,600 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs 2.1 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting and on Twitter at Online merchandise sales are available at and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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