Toys"R"Us Extends Layaway in Time to Plan for Summer Fun
February 24, 2010

In response to customer demand, Toys“R”Us today announced that its successful in-store layaway program – offering customers the opportunity to make small payments over an extended period of time – will now be available on items such as bikes, ride-ons, swing sets, trampolines, water slides, basketball systems and more in time for summer fun.

Layaway is also available on a selection of baby must-haves, such as select furniture items and baby gear, for those who are setting up a nursery or preparing baby for travel

“Thousands of customers took advantage of layaway during the 2009 holiday season, so we’re pleased to offer this service as customers countdown to warmer weather and outdoor play or begin designing a nursery,” said Greg Ahearn, Senior Vice President, Marketing and e-commerce, Toys“R”Us, Inc.


Examples of summer items applicable for layaway:

BMX Bikes

Power Wheels

Cozy Coupes

Doll Houses

Play Kitchens

Karaoke Machines


Musical Instruments

Indoor Table Games (Air Hockey, Foosball and Table Tennis)

Examples of baby items applicable for layaway:




High Chairs

Car Seats

Play Yards

Travel Systems


Terms and Conditions:

-Orders require a 20% deposit of the total purchase, including all applicable taxes, and a $10 service charge.

-Customers have 90 days to pay for their items with 50% of the total due 45 days after the initial purchase date.

-Payments may be made at the store in the form of cash, check, credit, debit or gift cards.

-Merchandise will be made available within 14 days of final payment.

-A fee will apply to canceled layaway orders *

*Ohio and Rhode Island have different policies for canceled orders. See stores for details.


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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