Canadian-based media and entertainment company Nelvana Enterprises, Corus Entertainment, Hasbro, Inc. and Toys"R"Us Canada will host BEYBLADE Battle Tournaments in all Toys"R"Us locations (excluding Express stores) in the country on October 6, 2012.
The in-store BEYBLADE battle tournaments is open to all Beyblade fans. The emerging champion in each store will have the 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 September 14. For additional information about Beyblade battle tournaments, prizing details, a complete store list, participant age requirements and full contest rules and regulations, visit www.toysrus.ca/beyblade.
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.