Walmart plays up toy list, layaway

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — While Toys"R"Us and Kmart were among the first retailers to release their hot toy lists, Walmart wasn't too far behind this year, offering many of the same toys as the aforementioned companies, and even some exclusives.

"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, chief toy officer and SVP toys and seasonal merchandising at 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."

Walmart's top 20 toy list includes:

  • Mattel Monster High 3-Pack*

  • Lego Mace Windu Fighter*

  • Hasbro Race Along Chuck

  • Fisher Price Dance 'n Play Puppy

  • Hasbro Elmo Rocks

  • Fisher Price Dora's Fiesta Kitchen

  • LeapFrog Leap Pad Explorer

  • MGA Lalaloopsy Silly Hair

  • Mattel Fijit

  • Hasbro Easy Bake Oven

  • Hasbro Cookie Pie FurReal

  • Mattel Barbie Camper

  • Hasbro Beyblades Triple Battle

  • Hasbro Star Wars FX Lightsaber

  • Hasbro Nerf Nitron

  • Fisher Price Imaginext Bat Cave

  • Spinmaster RC Real McQueen

  • Hasbro Transformers Ultimate Optimus

  • Wowee Paper Jams Pro Mic

  • Hasbro Yahtzee Flash Games

*Denotes Walmart exclusive.

In addition to revealing its top toys for holiday 2011, Walmart announced that it will offer layaway 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.

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