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Wal-Mart's holiday bargain: 100 toys for $10

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Carlo Klemm

Wal-Mart's holiday bargain: 100 toys for $10

Sept, 30, 2009

By Ben Rooney,

CNNMoney.com

Excerpt:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Wal-Mart is looking to jump-start holiday sales by expanding last year's $10 toy incentive tenfold, the company said Wednesday.

The world's largest retailer said it will offer 100 toys, from Barbies to Transformers, for $10 through the Christmas holiday. Last year, the program included only 10 toys.

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Wal-Mart said research has shown that 70% of its customers plan to start shopping for holiday items before Halloween.

More than half of Wal-Mart shoppers have already started budgeting for their holiday shopping, and nearly 40% say they are watching for deals, according to the company.

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What's on the $10 list. Under the expanded $10 program, Wal-Mart will offer a "newly released toys, top brands and classic toys that shoppers seek out each holiday season."

Some of the toys are being introduced at $10, while others are being reduced by up to 50%, the company said.

The following is a partial list of the brands being offered:

  • New Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Action Figures
  • Barbie Cut and Style Rapunzel
  • Games such as Connect 4, Battleship, Monopoly, Trouble and Jenga
  • Vtech Explore and Learn Helicopter
  • Tonka Light and Sound vehicle assortment (firetruck, dumptruck, etc.)
  • New Littlest Pet Shop Online Animals (virtual pet) or Littlest Pet Shop Playpack sets
  • Clean-Up Pup Barbie Play Set and Mermaid Splash & Style Barbie
  • New Play-Doh Burger Builder Set
  • New Garanimals line Bath Boat (with squirter) and ABC 50 wood blocks kit
  • Hot Wheels Trick Track
  • LEGO Bionicle Legends set
  • New Nerf-N-Force Sword
  • My Little Pony So Soft Newborn
  • Little Dreams Interactive Baby Doll

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Carlo Klemm

There is a list of toys in that article that maybe Santas should be aware of.

Anyone else have info for the hottest toys for this year?

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Dana Mack

Jhu Jhu pets are the rave, if you can find them.

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Santa Joel

Some sound good for keeping as extras in the toy sack for unexpected extra children.

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Bill Bryant

I typed new toys for 2009 and a list popped up. I have been studying it so I'm up on my toys.I will go to the store so I can put my hands on them soon. I do this every year. It really helps.

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Dana Mack

That should have been Zhu Zhu pets.

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Dutch Schrap

I agree with Dana on the zhu zhu's. I already here kids talking about them and I just got an email the other day saying they are THE toy for this year.

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