Every year in January, Target resets the toy section, and when this happens Target has major toy clearance and eventually a BIG portion of whatever survives moves down to 70% Off all at once. Many of you are already seeing big clearance going on with toys in their own aisles, marked at anywhere from 30-50% and some select toys I hear are as much as 70% Off.
While some of you may be finding some toys at 70% Off right now, many brand-name popular toys usually hold out until mid January before most go 70% Off at once if they survive the lower discount. Last year for me, the big drop happened on Thursday, January 12th at one of my stores and Friday, January 13th at the other. But stores can vary and the day of the week that it happens may also depend on your store’s markdown schedule. While many stores do markdowns on Wednesdays in Toys, not all stores do. For example my stores typically do toy markdowns on Thursdays AND sometimes Fridays.
This year- I am thinking it may not happen ’til next week- on the 16th, 17th or 18th of January- but I could be way off and maybe it will be this week and happen in some stores as early as tomorrow, but I don’t think it will. But unfortunately I do not have any definite answers for you, and can offer you no set schedule, just my past experiences. It’s just something to carefully watch on your own too, and worth a good long look in the toy aisles now to see if anything interests you- since there is no way of knowing if what’s there now will survive a bigger discount.