Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Get Ready, Set, Go! 2018 Nickelodeon Africa's Toy Sprint With Toys "R" Us Finalists Announced

Get Ready, Set, Go! It’s Time For The 2018 Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint With TOYS “R” US

Johannesburg – 01 May 2018 – Running through a toy shop and putting anything you want into a trolley certainly is a dream come true for any child, and this year Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint with Toys “R” Us is even bigger and better! Following the call for entries in May 2018, Nickelodeon Africa has announced their Toy Sprint finalists!

Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint brought to you by Toys R Us is sweeping across the country bringing some serious isolated Toynadoes! Fans are advised to be cautious, keep safe and stay instores!

In Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint with Toys “R” Us 2018, twelve children from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban will have the opportunity to fill their trolleys with as many toys as possible within a minute to the maximum value R15 000. Following that, they will go head-to-head in a public vote to win the grand prize, where NickToons and Nickelodeon fans vote for their favourite toy sprinter online at Viewers at home are also in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes!

Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint with Toys “R” Us 2018 finalists are:

Cape Town Toy Sprinters
Linda Pretorius
Ethan Kalt
Amber Thacker
Ghalied Isaacs

Durban Toy Sprinters
Kendall Marillier
Deanne Du Plessis
Nathan Govender
Tyib Allee

Johannesburg Toy Sprinters
Deaney Van der Westhuizen
Sicelo Simelane
Kgosi Mfolo
Demi Douman

The Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint with Toys “R” Us champion will win the Ultimate Toy Sprint at Toys “R” Us Harbour City, Hong Kong to grab as many toys to the maximum value of $5 000. In addition, the winner will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to Hong Kong for a family of four. This includes a round trip airfare, five nights hotel in a double room with quad occupancy together with $1 800 spending money.

Says Tasania Parsadh, Channel Director for Nickelodeon for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa), “Over the last 3 years the Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint with Toys “R” Us has captured the imaginations and hearts of kids and parents throughout South Africa. We look forward to finding this years’ winner and wish all participants the very best.”

Said Nicole Annells, Toys “R” Us Marketing Manager: “Running through an enormous Toys R Us store, stocked with the best of the best, for 60seconds to get all the toys you have ever dreamed of is every child and even parents ultimate dream! Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint with Toys “R” Us has grown in popularity year on year and being our third year, we are expecting an overwhelming response! The anticipation is obvious based on the numerous requests we receive through our 52 Toys R Us stores and social media platforms. We are so excited to be able to make another 12 kids dreams come true this year and to give one very deserving toy sprinter the ultimate toy sprint in Toys R Us Hong Kong.”

Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint with Toys “R” Us is open to South African youngsters aged 6 to 12. The call for entries opened Tuesday, 01 May 2018 and closed on Wednesday, 10 June 2018.

The Nickelodeon channels consists of Nickelodeon, NickToons and Nick Jr. Nickelodeon is broadcast on DStv Channel 305, Nick Jr on DStv Channel 307 and NickToons on DStv Channel 308.

For more information on Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint with Toys “R” Us please log on to, like Nickelodeon on Facebook or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica using the hashtag #nicktoysprint.

Congratulations to all the finalists! :) Check out pics and videos of the finalists on their Toy Sprint's below!:


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Based on the wildly successful Nickelodeon format, Nickelodeon’s Super Toy Run in the 1980’s, Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint as been executed with Toys R Us in South Africa for the past 3 years. Last year, over 100,000 entries were received.


Multimedia entertainment powerhouse VIMN Africa offers the most comprehensive international broadcast portfolio on the African continent, reaching more than 100 million viewers across 48 territories in Africa. VIMN Africa currently comprises 10 separate TV channels and 5 consumer websites, as well as multiple mobile and social media sites. The company’s African business interests include content production and distribution; spot sales, 360-degree sponsorships, events, mobile, digital and consumer products.


Toys R Us and Babies R Us South Africa, commonly referred to as South Africa’s Favourite Toy & Baby store currently boasts over 50 stores, two of which are located in Namibia and Zambia. The key focus of the group is to ensure that customers, young and old, from children to grandparents are offered an amazing range and experience, complimented by great value!

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