Media Advisory/Photo-Op - Bakugan Fans to Take Over the Scotiabank Theatre on Saturday, April 4, 2009



    TORONTO, April 3 /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 honor
of hometown fans with a North American Premiere of Bakugan Season 2 at the
Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Toronto.
    500 kids in attendance, chosen as winners in a Spin Master/Teletoon
contest, will get to watch the Season 2 premiere of the hit animated
television series before it airs on Teletoon later this month. In Season 2
toys and television, fans will be introduced to Bakugan: New Vestroia, where
the world of Bakugan isn't just round anymore.
    The contest Grand Prize winner, being flown from Winnipeg for the event
festivities, will be the special event V.I.P.
    Bakugan: New Vestroia premieres on Teletoon on Sunday, April 14th, and
the second season of highly sought-after Bakugan toys are hitting retailers
across the country this month.

    
    Date:     Saturday, April 4, 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 - The Grand Prize contest winner will arrive via
              limousine.

              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 North America Premiere
              screening

    Location: Scotiabank Theatre, Toronto
              259 Richmond St. West

    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
    -   Grand Prize contest winner to be recognized before audience and
        presented with framed Winner poster
    -   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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