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Battle Strikers North American Turbo Tour hits the ground-spinning today – Watch out for MEGA Brands’ Battle Strikers vans in a city near you this summer

June 19, 2009

MONTREAL, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Today marks MEGA Brands’ (TSX: MB) official kick-off of its North American promotional “Turbo Tour”, launching its hottest toy of the year, Battle Strikers.

Starting at MEGA Brands corporate office today and going on until August 22 in major cities around North America, MEGA Brands is hitting the streets to introduce the next generation of battling tops. Battle Strikers require no ripcords or pull strings and feature the first innovation in battling tops in over 50 years. The ‘Strikers’ are revved up through the Turbo Launcher before being released and then for the very first time kids can guide and control the tops for an intense battling experience.

The North American Turbo Tour will consist of five tour vans loaded with 10 brand ambassadors who will travel to key areas throughout Canada and the United States to get Battle Strikers in kids’ hands for the first time. Throughout the tour, brand ambassadors will hold promotional tournaments to determine the ultimate champion in each location, as well as handout branded giveaways including stickers, tattoos, posters and much more.

“We’re very excited and look forward for the Battle Strikers Turbo Tour to take off. This is one of the most unique marketing campaigns we have ever implemented at MEGA Brands to launch what we know will be one the greatest toys of the year,” says Vic Bertrand, Chief Innovation Officer. “Our brand ambassadors will immerse our target market in the Battle Strikers experience and engage them in a very unique fashion.”

Kids can now also join the Battle Strikers community and keep track of the tour vans real-time through the new Battle Strikers website on www.battlestrikers.com. This unique microsite features an online community to immerse kids further in the brand, customizable profile pages, an interactive game, and information on the Turbo Tour including brand ambassador profiles and the official tour blog.

The official kick-off event for the Battle Strikers Turbo Tour will take place today, June 19, at the MEGA Brands head office on 4505 Hickmore, Montrealbetween 12:30 and 1:30 pm. Come join in on the Battle Strikers fun with an unveiling and send off of the Turbo Tour, an employee BBQ, music and battling tournaments.

For more information on Battle Strikers and a complete schedule of the Turbo Tour, please visit www.battlestrikers.com.

About MEGA Brands

MEGA Brands is a trusted family of leading global brands in construction toys, games & puzzles, arts & crafts and stationery. They offer engaging creative experiences for children and families through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality products that deliver on our Trusted Brands promise. Visit http://www.megabrands.com for more information. The MEGA logo, A Family of Trusted Brands, Mega Bloks, Rose Art, MagNext and Board Dudes are trademarks of MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.

SOURCE MEGA Brands Inc.


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