Black Friday Sales and the Top Toys of 2012

Holiday Shoppers looking for Top Toys of 2012 as Well as Great Deals on TVs and Other Electronics are getting ready.

Staff Report

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Thanksgiving dinner is over for most and some are starting to get ready for big Black Friday shopping fun.  From great prices on the top toys of 2012 to the best prices for televisions and other electronics, the Thursday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the largest shopping day of the entire year.

One thing to note is that many retailers are pushing Black Friday forward a day and running some sales Thursday Night to attract more shoppers. Whether this will work or not remains to be seen, but it will be interesting to see the sales numbers for this month next month. 

Meanwhile, some are reporting that Walmart workers may be planning to strike leading up to and on Black Friday. Walmart officials have said this is a rumor started by union organizers. If a strike does happen, it may hurt Walmart, who has released Black Friday ads early only to find out that they are not the lowest price on quite a few items.

Black Friday Walmart doorbusters 2012

  • Emerson 32" LCD 720p 60Hz HDTV -- $148.00
  • LG Blu-ray Player -- $38.00
  • Apple iPad 2 16GB w/ Wifi & Bonus $75 Walmart Gift Card (Assorted Colors) -- $399.00
  • Samsung 46" Smart LED 1080p 120Hz HDTV w/ Wifi (UN46EH5300) -- $598.00
  • Vizio 60" LED 1080p 120Hz Smart TV w/Wifi -- $688.00
  • Samsung 43" 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV (PN43E490) -- $378.00
  • LG 3D Blu-Ray Player w/ Wi-Fi -- $68.00
  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD/MP3 Receiver and 2 Speakers Bundle -- $88.00
  • Emerson 50" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV -- $298.00
  • Stanley 150-pc. Mechanics Tool Set -- $49.88

Store Opening Times for Black Friday

The following is a list of when a lot of popular retail stores will open for Black Friday.

  • Best Buy - 12:00 midnight
  • HH Gregg - 12:00 midnight
  • Kohl’s - 12:00 midnight
  • Macy’s - 12:00 midnight
  • Old Navy - 12:00 midnight
  • Sports Authority - 12:00 midnight
  • Wal-Mart - Open starting Thanksgiving Day...
  • Meijer - 4:00 AM
  • JC Penney - 4:00 AM
  • Target - 4:00 AM
  • Ace Hardware - 5:00 AM
  • Cabela’s - 5:00 AM
  • CompUSA - 5:00 AM
  • Kmart - 5:00 AM
  • Office Depot - 5:00 AM
  • Staples - 5:00 AM
  • Bass Pro Shops - 6:00 AM
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond - 6:00 AM
  • JoAnn Fabrics - 6:00 AM
  • Menards - 6:00 AM
  • OfficeMax - 6:00 AM
  • Pep Boys - 6:00 AM

Parenting Magazine Best New Toys of 2012

Parents looking for the best toys for Christmas 2012 should find something on the Parenting magazine list. They went to the Toy Fair International earlier this year and came back with a list of some of the Best New Toys of 2012.  

 

Kmart Fab Fifteen Top Toy List

Here is a look at the Fab Fifteen Toys from Kmart this year.

  1. Air Hogs Hover Assault by Spin Master
  2. Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity by CDI Toys
  3. FURBY by Hasbro
  4. FurReal Friends Bouncy, My Happy-To-See-Me Pup by Hasbro (Kmart exclusive)
  5. Holiday Brunette Barbie 2012 Doll by Mattel (Kmart exclusive)
  6. Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle by Fisher-Price
  7. Johnny the Skull Electronic Game by Fotorama
  8. LeapFrog LeapPad2
  9. LEGO Monster Fighters Vampyre Hearse
  10. Master Moves Mickey by Fisher-Price
  11. Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze Gift Set
  12. Monsuno Strike Sector Combat Set by Jakks Pacific
  13. Power Wheels Hot Wheels Dune Racer (Kmart exclusive)
  14. TWISTER Dance Game by Hasbro
  15. WWE Brawlin Buddies by Mattel

"At Kmart, we understand the excitement holidays bring, and the budget concerns that come with them," said Jai Holtz, vice president, financial services, Sears Holdings. "By providing free layaway we want to help make holiday shopping less stressful."

Top 2012 Toys at Walmart

Walmart helps with saving money all year long, but when it comes to Christmas toys and gifts, they are one of the places a lot of parents count on to get the most for their money. Here are their top 20 toys for 2012.

  1. Furby
  2. LeapFrog LeapPad 2
  3. VTech InnoTab Learning App Tablet
  4. Little Tykes iTykes Map
  5. Playskool Rockyivity Walk N’ Roll Rider
  6. Monopoly Millionaires
  7. Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster
  8. Beyblade Destroyer Dome Play Set
  9. Hot Wheels Terrain Twister R/C Vehicle
  10. Air Hogs Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter
  11. Fisher-Price Imaginext Eagel Talon Castle Play Set
  12. Power Wheels Dune Racer 12-Volt Battery Powered Ride-on
  13. Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Melody B Sharp Interactive Doll
  14. Monster High High School Playset
  15. Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace Play Set
  16. Baby Alive Baby Wanna Walk Doll
  17. Barbie Sisters Cruise Ship
  18. Holiday Barbie 2012 Doll
  19. Novi Stars Doll
  20. Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter

Best Toys from Amazon

One of the best things about Amazon is that they pretty much have everything under the sun for sale. And you don't have to drive to a store and deal with all the other shoppers to get good deals. They do have great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals most of the time, but being online only, their prices on toys are usually a lot tower.

  1. Nickelodeon Plush Bubble Guppies
  2. Playskool Sesame Street LOL Elmo
  3. Furby
  4. Angry Birds Star Wars Fighter Pods Jenga Death Star
  5. LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 3316 and Star Wars Advent Calendar
  6. Gund 2012 Amazon Collectible Bear
  7. Vtech InnoTab 2S Learning App Tablet
  8. LEGO Ninjago Slithraa 9573
  9. Monster High Dolls

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