In-Store Sign-Up Starts Friday, September 14, 2012
TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Enterprises, Hasbro, Inc. and Toys"R"Us Canada invite BEYBLADE fans across the country to participate in BEYBLADE Battle Tournaments on Saturday, October 6, 2012.
All Toys"R"Us locations (excluding Express stores) across the country
will host in-store BEYBLADE battle tournaments with each store's
champion entered for a chance to win an exclusive grand prize including
a custom animation cel from a BEYBLADE artist, a $1,000 Toys"R"Us
shopping spree and more! Additional prizes for first through fourth
place include an assortment of BEYBLADE tops and licensed merchandise.
Pre-registration is limited to 32 participants per store and will be
available at all Toys"R"Us locations (excluding Express stores)
nationwide, starting Friday, September 14. For additional prizing details, a complete store list, participant age
requirements and full contest rules and regulations, visit www.toysrus.ca/beyblade starting Saturday, September 8, 2012.
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 150 million tops worldwide.
BEYBLADE is also a hit TV series from Nelvana and d-rights, Inc. The most recent season to air, BEYBLADE: Metal Fury, is part three of the BEYBLADE saga and features 39 half-hour episodes. BEYWHEELZ is a new chapter in the franchise, with 13 half-hour episodes
showcasing the new BEYWHEELZ toys.
BEYWHEELZ: Powered by BEYBLADE, launches on YTV on Saturday, September 8 starting at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT.
About Nelvana Enterprises
Nelvana 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), ABC Spark, 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, digital gaming and a
comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global
customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as
TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I.
JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company's Hasbro Studios
develops and produces television programming for markets around the
world. Programming in the U.S. is distributed on The Hub TV Network, a
multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery
Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the Company's
deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including
philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world
for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions
of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its
efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and
is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best
Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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.
SOURCE: Corus Entertainment Inc.
For further information:
Publicist, Nelvana Enterprises