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TOY BOX, THE
Air Date: Sunday, October 01, 2017
Time Slot: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#202) "Episode 202"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

A SUSHI-THEMED GAME, A CYBORG PRINCESS, AN ORIGAMI BLANKET AND MORE COMPETE FOR A SHOT AT THE GRAND PRIZE, ON THE SEASON TWO PREMIERE OF ABC'S 'THE TOY BOX'

Winning Toy to Be Made by Mattel and Sold Exclusively at Toys"R"Us(R) After Series Finale

Eric Stonestreet From 'Modern Family' Hosts

"Episode 202" - Season two of the toy-competition series "The Toy Box" premieres on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The series features dedicated inventors who have spent endless amounts of time, energy and money to develop their toy concepts with high hopes of impressing the judges and making it to The Toy Box where they will compete for the grand prize.

This week's toy inventions include:

Cyborg Princess - a series of alternate-world characters and comic books that serve as futuristic emblems of female empowerment Inventor: James from Beaverton, Oregon

Soldier Ball - a game combining the iconic mini green army men with elements of strategy and bowling Inventor: Nate and Isaac from Albany, Georgia

Go Chopstix - a racing game in which players using chopsticks to compete against each other to remove toy sushi pieces from a rotating tray the fastest Inventor: Chuck from San Diego, California

Patio Pong - a large-scale ball toss game that is fun for the whole family Inventor: Melissa from Woodstock, Georgia

Flip-O-Matic - a kid-friendly, color-coordinated launcher game Inventor: Brad from New York, New York

Water Dodger - an environmentally friendly take on water-balloon fights where players are equipped with reusable water balls and water-blocking shields Inventor: Nate from South Euclid, Ohio

Thingamatink - an origami-inspired blanket that can be folded into a boat Inventor: Erin and Kayla from Oakland, California

In each episode, passionate inventors who have poured their hearts and souls into their product present their toy concepts to a panel of the toughest judges in the industry - kids! The judges have the opportunity to play with the toy, give their feedback and determine who will move on to the next round. The winner from each episode will move on to the finale to compete for the grand prize: their toy will be made by Mattel, sold exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and Toysrus.com, joining last season's winner, ArtSplash, will receive and a cash prize of $100,000.

This season, there will be a rotating panel of five kid judges per episode, featuring all new faces and perspectives, and one returning favorite, Noah Ritter (age 8). The judges also include Adi Ash (age 10), Paxton Booth (age 7), Sydney Mae Estrella (age 9), Kyle Lee (age 7), Joachim Powell (age 11), Gideon Reynolds (age 6), Emma Sobel (age 9), Madison Stevens (age 8) and Olivia Trujillo (age 12).

"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.

"The Toy Box" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.

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TOY BOX, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/7/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) ABC's "The Toy Box" announced the mentors and judges who will select the winning toy to be made by Mattel and sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us after the series finale. In each episode, 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. The eight-episode series hosted by Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") premieres on FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aalyrah Caldwell as Judge
· Dylan Lauren as Mentor
· Eric Stonestreet as Host
· Jen Tan as Mentor
· Jim Silver as Mentor
· Noah Ritter as Judge
· Sophia Grace Brownlee as Judge
· Toby Grey as Judge
CREW INFORMATION:
· Catherine Balsam-Schwaber as EP
· Chris Grant as EP
· Drew Buckley as EP
· Hamilton South as EP
· Julia Pistor as EP
· Michael Rourke as EP
· Richard Dickson as EP
· Susan House as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Electus
· Hudsun Media
· Mattel