Toys "R" Us announced earlier this week plans to open up toy departments in some 24 Macy’s retail outlets across the United States, bringing the two retailing giants together just in time for the holiday shopping season.

Starting on October 15 and continuing until around January 15 of 2013, shoppers will be able to purchase items from these Toys R Us-brand mini toy departments in Macy’s stores located in California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and New York.

Representatives of the world's largest toy retailer say that Toys R Us will lease roughly 1,500 square feet from each of the selected Macy’s stores, utilizing the space to feature some of the products on the 2012 Toys R Us “Holiday Hot Toy” list as well as other favorites.

[Reuters]