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Kmart Names Their Hot 8 Toys for Summer

(RTM note: the toy aisles are going to be overflowing with movie-related merchandise this summer, so we were a bit shocked to see that this list is solely "regular" toys with nothing tied in to a movie or superhero.)

Kmart Helps Parents Find the 'Hot 8' Toys for Summer

Kmart Reveals the Top Toys to Keep Kids 'Cool' and Active

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 4, 2011 -- Today, Kmart announces the "Hot 8" toys for summer, so parents can plan ahead and make sure their kids have the coolest toys to keep them busy and active in the coming months. The Hot 8 toy list features the latest outdoor toys and equipment from the top brands, including Power Wheels, Little Tikes and Fisher Price. From skateboards to trampolines, trucks and lagoon pools, the Hot 8 toy list is sure to satisfy the fun factor for kids of all ages.

"The Hot 8 offers a great selection of must-have toys that encourage kids to explore the outdoors and have fun with active play," said Dev Mukherjee, president, seasonal & toys, Sears Holdings. "This year, we are announcing our top toys for the season even earlier, so parents have time to plan ahead and take advantage of our layaway program to help budget their summer plans."

Kmart's Hot 8 Toy List

1. Banzai Splash Blast Lagoon Pool
2. Little Tikes Get Out 'N Grill
3. Intex Ultra Frame Pool, 16 feet by 48 inches
4. 12-foot Trampoline with Flash Zone
5. Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike
6. Power Wheels My First Craftsman Truck
7. Step 2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™
8. Fisher-Price Grow with Me™ 3-in-1 Skateboard

Kmart offers a unique layaway program—available online and in store—so customers can reserve the must-have items now, pay over time and pick them up just in time for the start of the summer season. Plus, for parents on the go, the Hot 8 toys can be purchased online at www.Kmart.com/Hot8 and picked up in-store on the same day.

Toys featured on the Kmart Hot 8 list can be found at Kmart stores nationwide and online at www.kmart.com/Hot8.

About Kmart

Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, County Living, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company's website at www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

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