Hot toys on layaway leads to shortage

Some of the holiday season's hottest toys are already flying off shelves, since retailers like Wal-Mart, Kmart and Toys R Us pushed up their layaway plans earlier this year.

Power Wheels Dune Racer

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  • Maker: Hot Wheels
  • Price: $249-$269
  • Age: For ages 3-9

At Toys R Us, shoppers have been using layaway plans as a way to store "big gift" items like this one, according to Katie Reczek, a Toys R Us spokesperson. Toddlers can drive this in two speeds - 2.5 and 5 miles per hour, and also reverse. The two-seater also has power lock brakes. It features a steel frame, chrome accents, and pretend seatbelts. Get yours while they last -- retailers say the racer is zipping out of stores this season.

  @emilyjanefox - Last updated October 18 2012 04:18 PM ET

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