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The Toy Box

The Toy Box

Photo Credit:  ABC/Jeff Neira
  • Premiered: 
    April 7, 2017
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: business, invention, toy

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Eric Stonestreet, THE TOY BOX is a one-hour competition series that features amateur toy inventors and designers, who are given the opportunity of a lifetime to have their toy go through a series of trials and tests. The show's mentors and judges select the winning toy that will be made by Mattel and sold exclusively at Toys 'R' Us. The group of mentors includes 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 -- Sophia Grace Brownlee, Aalyrah Caldwell, Toby Grey and Noah Ritter -- who decide which toy moves on to the finals and eventually crowned the winner. The series opener featured the following toy inventions: Arya Ball (Inventor: Babak from Carlsbad, CA), a reimagining of the soccer ball with special surprises inside; Wacky Worm Racing Game (Inventor: Cedric from Orlando, FL), a racing game where players dressed in a worm costume race to cross the finish line; Niya Doll (Inventor: Darla from Columbia, SC), a multicultural doll collection who sings and speaks in multiple languages; Swurfer (Inventor: Rob from Charleston, SC), a backyard swing inspired by a surfboard; and Party Cannon (Inventor: Rick from Miami Springs, FL), a party game that launches toys, prizes and candy.
On Friday, May 19, 2017 from 8-10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the season finale of THE TOY BOX, showing back-to-back new episodes:

8pm: Hopeful inventors seeking an opportunity to earn a coveted spot in the finals present unique toy designs that include a card game that incorporates voice acting, baby's first robot and a liquid art toy. Toy inventions include: Cock It, Drop It, Rocket (Inventor: Perry from Fort Lauderdale, Florida), a resettable rocket that uses your own energy as fuel; Noisy Person Cards (Inventors: Kat and James from Chicago, Illinois), a party game that encourages creativity, fun and performance skills; 3D Liquid Art (Inventor: Ryan from Phoenix, Arizona), a fun way to create three-dimensional images out of water; Pre-Bot (Inventor: Roderick from Groton, Massachusetts), a safe, wooden robot geared toward young children; and Bedtime Storybug (Inventor: Lori from Overland Park, Kansas), a plush ladybug with the ability to record messages for kids.

9pm: The finalists from each episode return to The Toy Box where the young judges decide who will have their toy made by Mattel and sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Electus
  • Produced by Hud:sun Media