A dream come true for any child is running through a toy shop and putting anything you want into a trolley, and this year’s Toys R Us Toy Sprint with Nickelodeon has been even bigger and better!

Twelve lucky kids got the opportunity to fill their trolleys with as many toys as possible within a minute to the maximum value R15 000 at the Toys R Us Canal Walk Shoppping Centre, Gateway Theatre of Shopping and Mall of Africa. 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.


Our Cape Town Toy Sprinters:

Linda Pretorius

Ethan Kalt

Amber Thacker

Ghalied Isaacs


Our Durban Toy Sprinters:

 Kendall Marillier

Deanne Du Plessis

Nathan Govender

Tyib Allee


Our Johannesburg Toy Sprinters:

Deaney Van der Westhuizen

Sicelo Simelane

Kgosi Mfolo

Demi Douman


The Toys R Us Toy Sprint with Nickelodeon champion will win the Utimate 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 Toys R Us Toy Sprint with Nickelodeon 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! Toys R Us Toy Sprint with Nickelodeon 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.” The Toys R Us Toy Sprint with Nickelodeon is open to South African youngsters aged 6 to 12.

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.

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