The answer is simple enough! The TOY BOX! If you are a toy or game inventor and do desire for your invention to be sold in this country, you may have a chance when and if you go through The Toy Box experience!
ABC Television Network has a treat for all of us to watch, to laugh and cry, and eventually see the next American toy being released into the world. Tune in FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) for the first episode of The Toy Box on ABC.
I had a privilege to watch the first episode before it airs out and find this show to be the ultimate entertainment in the coming months. It has everything you want to see in a show: laughter and humor, sadness and disappointment, hope and perseverance to move on against life’s circumstances.
What draws me to this serialized show is a story. There are many stories that you will hear and connect to on the human and emotional level. You will care about each participant and will find yourself sitting on edge many times during each episode.
The judges are surreal, but real! Four amazing kids with exceptional verbal skills and opinions as broad and tall like this Universe! Just take a look at this intro video of NOAH!
What Is The Toy Box?
The Toy Box is an opportunity for a toy-inventor to get her/his toy made and distributed in this country. To do so, each toy-inventor has to go through a 3-step process.
STEP 1 – Pass Through Mentors
Each toy-inventor has to present to and pass through a panel of mentors who are represented by Dylan’s Candy Bar owner Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar Creative Director of Consumer Products Jen Tan. Each episode will have three winners who will be competing inside They Toy Box
STEP 2 – Pass Through The Toy Box
After a toy-inventor has passed through the Mentor’s stage, she/he moves on to be presented to the Judges – a 4-panel kid-judges – who will decide the fate of the invention to continue or to end its journey through The Toy Box competition. The young judges are represented by: Sophia Grace Brownlee, Aalyrah Caldwell , Toby Grey and Noah Ritter.
Every Judge Has Her Own Unique Character & Flare!
Aalyrah Caldwell will surprise you with her playful personality, yet who takes her responsibilities seriously.
Eric Stonestreet Is The Show’s Moderator.
Do You Recognize This Judge?
STEP 3 – Ultimate Winner
There will be seven episodes with one winner in each. In the eighth episode, the seven finalists will compete to reveal the luckiest winner of this show.
Meet the Judges And Mentors
“Where the stakes are high – and the judges are short!” – Eric Stonestreet
Winning Toy to Be Made by Mattel and Sold Exclusively at Toys“R”Us® After Series Finale
This week’s toy inventions include:
Arya Ball – a reimagining of the soccer ball with special surprises inside
Inventor: Babak from Carlsbad, California
Wacky Worm Racing Game – a racing game where players dressed in a worm costume race to cross the finish line
Inventor: Cedric from Orlando, Florida
Niya Doll – a multicultural doll collection who sings and speaks in multiple languages
Inventor: Darla from Columbia, South Carolina
Swurfer – a backyard swing inspired by a surfboard
Inventor: Rob from Charleston, South Carolina
Party Cannon – a party game that launches toys, prizes and candy
Inventor: Rick from Miami Springs, Florida
You will be rooting for your favorite toy, I can assure you! And be ready to laugh bursting at the seams when it comes to our competent judges at The Toy Box!
To get the best toy to the market takes a lot of effort. We asked Jen Tan, Pixar Creative Director of Consumer Products, in our interview with her at PIXAR Studios what exactly the mentors are looking for in a good toy.
There’s a lot of different things, in a really good toy. And it’s hard ’cause as an adult, sometimes you forget what it’s like being a kid. And how to play – which is why I love this show. But I always look for something that is not a one-trick pony. So you can play with it multiple times and there’s like various ways to play with it. You know, I have a 2-year-old now, and it’s really important, whatever I give her, she can play with it for a good amount of time.
Tune In FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 8/7 CENTRAL, ABC Network
RETWEET This Total Entertainment!
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