It was tough to keep a leash on the excitement at four popular Durban shopping malls this weekend, when hundreds of Trolls buffs got a chance to get up close and personal with their favourite, colourful characters.

Toys R Us Gateway was abuzz with excitement as scores of eager fans waited in anticipation to catch a glimpse of Branch and Princess Poppy.

Youngsters were able to meet, greet and even snap a photograph with the mischievous characters, known for their multi-coloured manes and hair-raising adventures.

The duo accompanied by the Toys R Us mascot, Geoffrey the giraffe, thereafter made their way to the Toys R Us store at Ballito Junction where they mingled with enthusiastic followers.

The fun extended until Sunday where fans close to the Toys R Us stores in Pavilion and Liberty Midlands mall gained their dose of fun, excitement and delight.

Toys R Us South Africa is thrilled to have brought so many smiles to the Trolls fans of KwaZulu-Natal.