As of 7 p.m. Thursday, there were about 130 people in line at the Toys R Us in Robinson.
David Henchell, of Verona, said the line was much smaller than in years past, despite much warmer temperatures.
"This is wonderful compared to the last few years," he said.
This is the fourth year he has gone out.
Mr. Henchell characterized the crowd as calm. Last year he saw a couple fights break out over Zhu Zhu pets.
He arrived in line with his 16-year-old daughter, Mariah Michaelson.
They planned to buy an iPod Nano and video games. None of the gifts will be distributed until Christmas.
Except this year, he and his family will celebrate early.
They are having their Christmas on Dec. 20 -- just in case the Mayan calendar is right, and the world ends on Dec. 21.
-Photo by Rebecca Droke, Post-Gazette