The Toy Box: The Walking Dinosaur (ABC 28 Apr 2017)

The Toy Box Episode 1

This week’s toy inventors present one-of-a-kind concepts that include a walking dinosaur, slingshot parachute and a plastic-card building system.

This week’s toy inventions include:
Grandmas2Share – multigenerational dolls that encourage family values Inventor: Marguerite from Staten Island, New York
The Walking Dinosaur – a dinosaur that you can walk like a dog Inventor: Rick from Sacramento, California
ParaShoot – a slingshot connected to a small parachute Inventor: Jackson from Gainesville, Georgia
Cardtivity – a plastic-card building system Inventor: Steve from Randolph, New Jersey
Chromotag – a color-changing outdoor action game Inventor: Larry and Steven from Chicago, Illinois

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 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, April 28, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC

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