About 50 people were lined up outside the Toys 'R' Us store in Fairview Heights before it opened Friday morning in anticipation of the first day of liquidation sales.
A sign at the front of the store indicated everything was 10 to 30 percent off normal prices.
Signs in the aisles indicated that:
- Apparel — 20 percent off
- Gaming software — 10 percent off
- WWE and other action figures — 10 percent off
- Legos — 5 percent off
- Preschool toys — 10 percent off
While liquidation sales at Toys R Us were believed to begin Thursday morning, but there was a company-wide delay the store was slated to start the sale Friday and continue until everything is gone, KMOV reported.
The Fairview Heights store manager declined to comment Friday morning.
Megan Johnson was waiting for the store to open at 10 a.m. with her 16-month-old daughter, Lorelei, set on getting Disney princess toys for Lorelei's November birthday and Christmas.
"I'm not expecting deals, mainly just wanting to get stuff I thought would sell out," Johnson said.
She plans to return later for other toys that she expects will sell slower and at deeper discounts.
Talk of the business closing loomed over the heads of parents until the store officially announced it had filed for bankruptcy in March.
Early reports said only some stores would close, then last week the news came that every store was closing.
Shoppers can expect all sales to be final at the Toys R Us liquidation sales.
The Toys R Us in Fairview Heights opened at 10 a.m.
Gamespot.com reported that stores have not received any new stock in weeks.
Toy shoppers should bring cash or cards for the sales, which may have toys 30 percent off. The stores are not accepting personal checks, USA Today reported.
Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535, @MaryCooleyBND