Amateur toy inventors get the opportunity of a lifetime to present their innovative concepts, such as a maze-building toy, a dueling wizard game, playful plush aliens and more.
This week’s toy inventions include:
Wiggies – dolls with interchangeable hair Inventor: Kim from Los Angeles, California
Jumpstix – a scooter with a built-in pogo stick Inventor: Peter from Camarillo, California
Maze-O – a maze-building toy Inventor: Jessica and Daniel from Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Dueling Wizards – aspiring wizards use wands to toss spells at each other Inventor: Joe from Dearborn, Michigan
Plaliens – playful plush aliens that inspire curiosity Inventor: Melanie and Beth from Bakersfield, California
In each episode of “The Toy Box,” inventors present their toy concepts to a group of mentors that include Dylan’s Candy Bar owner, Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar creative director of Consumer Products, Jen Tan. If the toy maker gets past the mentors, they will move on to The Toy Box where a panel of young, no-holds-barred judges that include Sophia Grace Brownlee (“The Ellen Degeneres Show”), Aalyrah Caldwell (“Uncle Buck”), Toby Grey (“The Unexpected John Cena Prank”) and Noah Ritter (“The Ellen Degeneres Show”) decide which toy moves on to the finals and is eventually crowned the winner. That winning toy will be sold exclusively at Toys”R”Us(R) after the series finale.
“The Toy Box” is from Mattel, Hudsun Media and Electus. Michael Rourke, Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Richard Dickson, Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, Julia Pistor, Susan House and Hamilton South are executive producers.
Series: The Toy Box
Air Date: Friday, May 05, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC