Toys"R"Us, Canada to host in-store tournaments across the country on
February 25th, 2012 for the chance to win prizes and VIP Golden Tickets to the 2012
World BEYBLADE Championship!
TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Enterprises, Hasbro, Inc. and Toys"R"Us Canada are calling on all metal masters to battle their BEYBLADES for a chance to win exclusive access to the 2012 World BEYBLADE Championship. On Saturday, February 25th, 2012, all Toys"R"Us stores across Canada (excluding Express locations) will host
in-store BEYBLADE battle tournaments. The winner from each store will
be entered into a random draw to win one of three grand prizes, which include a pair of VIP Golden Tickets,
airfare and accommodation to attend the World BEYBLADE Championship taking place Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at Corus Quay in Toronto.
In-store tournament spots are highly sought after and are limited to 32
participants per store. Pre-registration is available at all Toys"R"Us
stores (excluding Express locations) beginning Friday, February 10th, 2012. For additional prizing details, a complete store list, participant age
requirements and full contest rules and regulations, visit www.toysrus.ca/beyblade.
Over 25 countries will come together to fight with fury during the 2012
World BEYBLADE Championship with the top players from each country
competing for the coveted title of World's Best BEYBLADER. The Championship is presented by Nelvana Enterprises, d-rights Inc., TOMY Company, Ltd. and Hasbro, Inc. For information on the World Championship, including bios of the
national champions competing in this international event, visit www.beyblade.ytv.com/beybladeworldchampionships.
BEYBLADE is a modern battling tops system inspired by traditional
Japanese battling tops called "bei-goma". Since its relaunch in 2008,
Hasbro and TOMY have sold over 120 million tops worldwide.
To support the upcoming championship, YTV will broadcast a back-to-back
marathon of brand new episodes of the animated series BEYBLADE Metal Masters on Saturday, March 10 starting at 2 p.m. ET/PT on YTV.
About Nelvana Enterprises
Nelvana Enterprises is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a
Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market
leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay
television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and
children's animation. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands
include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN: Oprah
Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie
Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations
including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and
102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment
experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly
traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B).
Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and
families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment
offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys
and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and
a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its
customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved
brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY
LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. Come see how
we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.ca. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
About Toys"R"Us, Canada:
Toys"R"Us (Canada) Ltd., is part of Toys"R"Us, Inc., the world's leading
dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer. Toys"R"Us, Canada
operates 73 stores across the country. For store locations and
convenient online shopping visit www.toysrus.ca or www.babiesrus.ca.
About d-rights Inc.
d-rights Inc. is a 100% owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, one
of the world's biggest general trading company, handling entertainment
content for a variety of Media, offering services in every aspect of
content business including production, rights management, financing and
merchandising. Check our properties at http://www.d-rights.com.
About TOMY Company, Ltd.
TOMY Company. Ltd. is a global force in toys, infant & children's
merchandise and entertainment, offering dreams and excitement to
children and adults the world over. The company manufactures products
based on its own brands which include BEYBLADE, TRANSFORMERS, TOMICA, LICCA, PLARAIL, ERTL, JOHNNY LIGHTNING, TREENA & FRIENDS, TOMY, FIRST YEARS, LEARNING CURVE, JJ COLE COLLECTIONS, and TAKE & TOSS. TOMY also produces and/or sells products under licensed brand names
such as DISNEY, POKÉMON, CHUGGINGTON, THE GAME OF LIFE, MONOPOLY, DUEL MASTERS, THOMAS & FRIENDS, JOHN DEERE, DINOSAUR TRAIN, LAMAZE, AMERICAN RED CROSS, GUMDROP and ZIPLOC. More info available at www.takaratomy.co.jp © 2012 TOMY and/or TOMY's license partners. All Rights Reserved.
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SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.
For further information:
For further information regarding the Toys"R"Us in-store tournament and contest, please contact:
Publicist, Nelvana Enterprises
Manager, Marketing Services
For further information regarding the 2012 World BEYBLADE Championship, please contact:
Communications, Corus Entertainment