Toys ‘R’ US Reveals Black Friday Shopping Plans

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The world’s leading toy and baby products store, Toys “R” Us, on Monday revealed store hours and other details for Black Friday 2016. Most of the company’s stores will open at 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and stay open until 11:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Toys “R” Us recently released a pre-Black Friday catalog it calls “The Great Big Toys ‘R’ Us Book of Awwwesome” with sale pricing on more than 1,000 items good through November 19. Black Friday deals will be available online November 23, the day before the holiday, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET.

A company executive said:

Our customers have voted at the doors year after year, and they continue to want the option to get an early start on their holiday shopping lists. The good news is that we’re not only focused on delivering a Thanksgiving Weekend filled with deals and doorbusters, but we’ll be giving shoppers an entire month of can’t miss sales and services.

Among the services the company plans to offer are gift navigators to help shoppers sort out the differences among popular toys and help locate the item in the store. Free in-store pickup for items ordered online is available, as is free layaway and free shipping for online purchase of more than $19.

One pre-Black Friday item we noted online was a Sky Viper V2400 HD Streaming Drone with FPV headset for $129.99. Shipping is free, as is free store pickup in an hour.

A smaller, non-camera drone, the WowWee Lumi Gaming Drone, is selling for $69.99, a $10 savings from its regular price. This one is designed for playing with inside the house and comes with a downloadable app that allows you to use your own smartphone or tablet as a remote control.