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November 19, 2009 06:00 ET

Toys"R"Us First Canadian Retailer to Offer Zhu Zhu Pets™ for Holiday Gift Giving

7,500 hamsters set to scurry onto Toys"R"Us shelves Saturday, November 21

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2009) - Toys"R"Us announced today that 400 Zhu Zhu Pets™ will be available at each of 16 Toronto area stores, plus 1,100 more will be available at on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Toys"R"Us is the first retailer in Canada to have the hamsters for the holidays.

The cuddly rodent with artificial intelligence has quickly captured the imagination of kids and parents everywhere. In the U.S., Zhu Zhu Pets™ have been scampering off store shelves for months.

"Zhu Zhu Pets™ are one of the most in-demand toys of the holiday season, so Toys"R"Us flew in this special delivery to make the popular toy available at 16 of our Toronto-area stores," says Tom Via, Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing, Toys"R"Us, Canada. "More Zhu Zhu Pets™, plus a hamster-world full of accessories, such as slides, wheels, cars and balls, will be available at select Toys"R"Us stores across Canada in mid December."

Each of the four Zhu Zhu Pets™ has its own unique personality and whimsical sounds - they squeak, chatter and scamper across the floor. The four collectible characters include:

Chunk (white) – the laid-back surf hamster who is famous for chillin' out, hangin' back and layin' low.

Pipsqueak (yellow) – the petite powerhouse who loves to play, explore, run and slide.

Mr. Squiggles (brown) – the fussy and finicky hamster who's been there, done that and lived to tell about it.

Num Nums (grey) – the dependable fuzzy friend who is full of laughs and love.

Torontonians can purchase Zhu Zhu Pets™ at the following Greater Toronto Area Toys"R"Us stores on November 21. The hamsters retail for $12.99 each (batteries included) and quantities are limited to two hamsters per family, while supplies last.

Brampton (150 West Drive)

Cedarbrae Mall (3495 Lawrence Avenue East)

Don Mills (1440 Lawrence Avenue East)

Dufferin Mall (900 Dufferin Street)

Eglinton Square (1-70 Eglinton Square)

Markham (5000 Highway #7 East)

Mississauga (4559 Hurontario Street)

Oakville (290 North Service Road West)

Richmond Hill (295 High Tech Road)

Sherway (690 Evans Avenue)

Thornhill (300 Steeles Avenue West)

Vaughan Mills (One Bass Pro Mills Drive)

Whitby (50 Thickson Road South)

Winston Churchill (3150 Argentia Road)

Woodbridge (200 Windflower Gate)

Yonge & Eglinton (2300 Yonge Street)

About Toys"R"Us, Canada

Toys"R"Us (Canada) Ltd., is part of Toys "R" Us, Inc., the world's leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer. Toys"R"Us, Canada operates 69 stores across the country. For more details about Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters, store locations and convenient online shopping visit

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