Media Advisory/Photo-Op - Bakugan Fanatics to Take Over the Scotiabank Theatre on Saturday, May 9, 2009



    MONTREAL, May 8 /CNW/ - Kids around the world are crazy for the hit boys
action franchise Bakugan, and this Saturday the Toronto-based creators of
Bakugan, Spin Master Ltd., will be rolling out the red carpet in special
honour of hometown fans with a special screening of the Season 2 premiere of
Bakugan: New Vestroia at the Scotiabank Theatre in Montreal. An amazing
opportunity to see the Bakugan phenomenon in action, there will be a ton of
activities for the kids to participate in before the special screening.
    500 kids, chosen as winners in a Spin Master/Teletoon contest, will get
to watch the Season 2 premiere episode of the hit animated television series
and be introduced to Bakugan: New Vestroia, where the world of Bakugan isn't
just round anymore. A similar event was held in Toronto last month, and had
500 fanatic fans lined up around the block of the venue as early as 8am in
anticipation to see the premiere, and to try out the second season of highly
sought-after Bakugan toys. The event was a major success.

    
        Date:      Saturday, May 9, 2009

        Time:      9:30am to 12:00pm
                   Highlights of Event agenda:
                   9:00am - 9:30am - Contest winners arrive and line up on
                    the red carpet outside at the Scotiabank Theatre.
                   9:30am - 10:15am -Bakugan activities for kids to take part
                    in before the screening including photo station, Bakugan
                    play stations and Bakugan game training.
                   10:30am - 11:30am - Bakugan Season 2 special screening

        Location:  Scotiabank Theatre, Montreal
                   977 Rue Ste. Catherine O.
    

    Photo, video and interview opportunities will be available throughout
    the event

    
    On-site activities will include:
      -  Kids will have the opportunity pose on the red carpet and take
         photos in front of Hollywood-style event backdrops, and with life-
         sized cut-outs of their favourite Bakugan heroes inside the theatre
      -  10 Bakugan Battle Stations will be set up for the contest winners to
         test out the new Season 2 Bakugan toys
      -  Kids will have the opportunity to take their picture for a
         customized Bakugan magazine poster, that will be printed for them
         on-site
      -  Each event attendee will have a chance to win 1 of 10 draws for 10
         Bakugan prize packs
    

    Spin Master's Bakugan entertainment franchise has taken the world by
storm. The runaway winner at the 2009 Toy Industry Association's "Toy of the
Year Awards," Bakugan won for Property of the Year, Boys Toy of the Year, and
overall Toy of the Year. Continuing to be the hottest toy in North America and
now worldwide, a Bakugan video game by Activision is slated for a Fall 2009
release, and Spin Master has signed an agreement with Universal Pictures to
bring Bakugan to the silver screen with a live-action film in 2010.





For further information:

For further information: Dale Gago, Public Relations Coordinator, Spin
Master Ltd., (416) 364-6002, ext. 219, cell (905) 616-1677,
DaleG@spinmaster.com


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