Every year in January, Target resets the toy section with new stock, and when this happens Target has major toy clearance. Eventually a BIG portion of whatever survives this clearance drops down even further to 70% Off all at once. Most if not all of you are already seeing this big clearance going on with discounted toys on endcaps, in the regular aisles, and in designated clearance aisles- marked at anywhere from 30-50% and some already as much as 70% Off.
While some of you may be finding some toys as much as 50-70% Off right now, like select BoomCo, Nerf, Fisher-Price, Disney & more – many brand-name popular toys usually hold out until mid January before going to 70% Off all at once. Over the coming days you may notice more & more consolidation happening and this is a good sign that the big drop will be ready to happen right in the middle of the month again this year.
Based on last year and the way stores are looking right now, I am thinking this big simultaneous drop to 70 will happen on Thursday, January 15th for most. But stores can vary and the day of the week that it happens may also depend on your store’s markdown schedule and some of you may drop on Wednesday, January 14th or Friday, January 16th.
But keep in mind I do not have any definite dates for you, just my past experiences and an educated guess. It’s just something to carefully watch on your own too, and it’s worth a good, long look in the toy aisles now to see if anything interests you as there is no way of knowing if what’s there now at 30 or 50% Off will survive until 70% Off.