More than 1,000 new toys to hit store shelves in advance of the 2012 holiday season

September 21, 2012 Mississauga, ON – With less than 100 days until Christmas, moms and kids have already begun to think about the holidays. Many moms have begun mapping out their holiday season plan and kids are starting to put together their Christmas wish lists. To help ease some of the holiday stress, Walmart Canada today announced the launch of its Massive Toy Event. A first-of-its-kind in Canada, this event includes more than 2,500 toys and officially introduces more than 1,000 new toys to the shelves of Walmart stores across the country.

“Our research shows that some moms are already shopping for their kids’ Christmas gifts,” said Cheri Anthony, director of merchandising for toys at Walmart Canada. “Our Massive Toy Event allows us to bring all of the season’s hottest toys and licenses to customers when they’re ready to shop, whether this means in September or in December.”

The selection includes toys for kids of all ages and represents the latest toy trends, including educational, interactive, crafting, construction, outdoor, electronic, budget-friendly and movie and TV-related toys.

In select stores, mom and kids will be able to test Twister Dance, a new dance game that combines today's best dance music with the iconic Twister spots, providing a new way to learn hot new dances, and Roxx, a new collectible game that has many ways to play and even more ways to collect.

In conjunction with the Massive Toy Event, Walmart is also releasing two new free downloadable Augmented Reality mobile apps, available for Android and iPhone/iPad:

  • Nickelodeon’s “Turtles Augmented Reality” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles App (English and French Canada)
  • Marvel’s “Superhero Augmented Reality” Avengers App (English Canada)

The apps allow the user to get an augmented reality experience by interacting with special in-store signage located throughout Walmart stores, online and in the weekly flyer, and have a game component in each.  Both apps give the user a different unique experience and help to increase the fun during a shopping trip.
Twister Dance demos*

Address

City

Province

Date

Times

5005 Northland Dr NW

Calgary

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3835 Memorial Dr NE

Calgary

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

310 Shawville Blvd SE Ste 100

Calgary

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4705 130th Ave SE

Calgary

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4702 43rd Ave

Cold Lake

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

6110 Currents Dr NW

Edmonton

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

13703 40th St NW

Edmonton

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1203 Parsons Rd NW

Edmonton

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

9551 87th Ave

Fort Saskatchewan

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3700 Mayor Magrath Dr S

Lethbridge

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4210 70th Ave

Lloydminster

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

6375 50th Ave

Red Deer

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2010 50th Ave

Red Deer

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

90 Campsite Rd

Spruce Grove

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

700 St Albert Rd

St Albert

AB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1812 Vedder Way

Abbotsford

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

9855 Austin Rd Ste 300

Burnaby

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

45610 Luckakuck Way Ste 200

Chilliwack

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1055 Hillside Dr Ste 100

Kamloops

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

20202 66th Ave

Langley

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

925 Marine Dr

North Vancouver

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

6565 Southridge Ave

Prince George

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1000 Guildford Town Ctr

Surrey

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

12451 88th Ave

Surrey

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3601 Douglas St

Victoria

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

860 Langford Pkwy

Victoria

BC

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

903 18th St N

Brandon

MB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1576 Regent Ave W

Winnipeg

MB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1001 Empress St

Winnipeg

MB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1665 Kenaston Blvd

Winnipeg

MB

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

60 Merchant Dr

Mount Pearl

NL

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

75 Kelsey Dr

St Johns

NL

Sept. 22 and 23

 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

6990 Mumford Rd

Halifax

NS

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

35 Mapleview Dr W

Barrie

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

50 Quarry Edge Dr

Brampton

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

30 Coventry Rd

Brampton

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

300 King George Rd Ste 1

Brantford

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2065 Fairview St

Burlington

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4515 Dundas St

Burlington

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

22 Pinebush Rd

Cambridge

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

101 Edgeley Blvd

Concord

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

960 Brookdale Ave Ste 20

Cornwall

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

165 Queen St N

Etobicoke

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

665 Upper James St Ste 11

Hamilton

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

75 Centennial Pkwy N

Hamilton

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

500 Earl Grey Dr

Kanata

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1400 Ottawa St S Ste E

Kitchener

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

330 Clarke Rd

London

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1105 Wellington Rd

London

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

5000 Hwy 7

Markham

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1280 Steeles Ave E

Milton

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

800 Matheson Blvd W

Mississauga

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

100 City Centre Dr

Mississauga

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2160 Burnhamthorpe Rd W

Mississauga

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7481 Oakwood Dr

Niagara Falls

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1500 Fisher St

North Bay

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3900 Innes Rd

Orleans

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1471 Harmony Rd N

Oshawa

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2210 Bank St

Ottawa

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1108 Pembroke St E

Pembroke

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1002 Chemong Rd

Peterborough

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1070 Major Mackenzie Dr E

Richmond Hill

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3850 Sheppard Ave E

Scarborough

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

799 Milner Ave

Scarborough

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1900 Eglinton Ave E

Scarborough

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

300 Borough Dr

Scarborough

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1349 Lasalle Blvd

Sudbury

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1870 Riverside Dr

Timmins

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

900 Dufferin St

Toronto

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4100 Baldwin St S

Whitby

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3120 Dougall Ave

Windsor

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7100 Tecumseh Rd E

Windsor

ON

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

800 15th St E

Prince Albert

SK

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2150 Prince Of Wales Dr

Regina

SK

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1706 Preston Ave N

Saskatoon

SK

Sept. 22 and 23

  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roxx demos*

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City

Province

Date

Time

1812 Vedder Way

Abbotsford

BC

Sept. 26

5-8 p.m.

9855 Austin Rd. 

Burnaby

BC

Sept. 27

5-8 p.m.

45610 Luckakuck Way.

Chilliwack

BC

Sept. 28

5-8 p.m.

3020 Drinkwater Rd.

Duncan

BC

Sept. 23

10 a.m. -1 p.m.

20202 66th Ave.

Langley

BC

Sept. 20

5-8 p.m.

6801 Island Highway North

Nanaimo

BC

Sept. 23

4-7 p.m.

805 Boyd St.

New Westminster

BC

Sept. 30

3-6 p.m.

925 Marine Dr.

North Vancouver

BC

Sept. 19

5-8 p.m.

2150 Hawkins St.

Port Couquitlam

BC

Sept. 29

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

1000 Guildford Town Ctr

Surrey

BC

Sept. 30

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

12451 88th Ave

Surrey

BC

Sept. 29

3-6 p.m.

2355 - 160th Street

Surrey

BC

Sept 21.

5-8 p.m.

3601 Douglas St.

Victoria

BC

Sept. 22

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

860 Langford Pkwy

Victoria

BC

Sept. 22

3-6 p.m.

1051 Garner Road West

Ancaster

ON

Sept. 29

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

3651 Strandherd Dr.

Barrhaven

ON

Sept. 29

11-2 p.m.

35 Mapleview Dr W

Barrie

ON

Sept.30

3-6 p.m.

450 Bayfield Street

Barrie

ON

Sept. 30

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

274 Millennium Parkway

Belleville

ON

Oct. 14

3-6 p.m.

50 Quarry Edge Dr

Brampton

ON

Oct. 11

5-8 p.m.

22 Pinebush Rd

Cambridge

ON

Sept. 23

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

165 Queen St N

Etobicoke

ON

Oct. 3

5-8 p.m.

11 Woodlawn Rd. West

Guelph

ON

Sept. 21

5-8 p.m.

665 Upper James St

Hamilton

ON

Sept. 29

3-6 p.m.

500 Earl Grey Dr

Kanata

ON

Sept. 28

5-8 p.m.

1130 Midland Ave

Kingston

ON

Sept. 27

5-8 p.m.

2960 Kingsway Dr.

Kitchener

ON

Sept. 23

3-6 p.m.

330 Clarke Rd

London

ON

Sept. 23

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

1280 Fanshawe Park Rd. West

London

ON

Sept. 22

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

1105 Wellington Rd. S

London

ON

Sept. 22

3-6 p.m.

1280 Steeles Ave E

Milton

ON

Sept. 26

5-8 p.m.

800 Matheson Blvd W

Mississauga

ON

Sept. 22

3-6 p.m.

3155 Argentia Road

Mississauga

ON

Sept. 27

5-8 p.m.

100 City Centre Dr

Mississauga

ON

Sept.19

5-8 p.m.

234 Hays Boulevard

Oakville

ON

Sept. 22

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

3900 Innes Rd

Orleans

ON

Sept. 29

3-6 p.m.

680 Laval Dr

Oshawa

ON

Sept. 30

3-6 p.m.

1471 Harmony Rd N

Oshawa

ON

Sept. 30

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

2210 Bank St

Ottawa

ON

Oct. 13

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

1002 Chemong Rd

Peterborough

ON

Sept. 26

5-8 p.m.

1900 Eglinton Ave E

Scarborough

ON

Sept. 20

5-8 p.m.

300 Borough Dr

Scarborough

ON

Sept. 28

5-8 p.m.

420 Vansickle Road

St Catharines

ON

Oct. 6

3-6 p.m.

900 Dufferin St

Toronto

ON

Sept.19

5-8 p.m.

3120 Dougall Ave

Windsor

ON

Sept. 20

5-8 p.m.

7100 Tecumseh Rd E

Windsor

ON

Sept. 21

5-8 p.m.

499 Norwich Avenue

Woodstock

ON

Sept. 23

3-6 p.m.

*Dates and times subject to change without notice.


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