TOY TENSIONS RISE AS THE JUDGES
PASSIONATELY DEBATE THEIR FAVORITES,
ON ABC'S 'THE TOY BOX'
Winning Toy to Be Made by Mattel and Sold Exclusively at Toys"R"Us(R)
After Season Finale
Eric Stonestreet From 'Modern Family' Hosts
"Episode 203" - A portable set of carnival games, a customizable plush toy, an adjustable sprinkler system and more compete for a chance to win big, on an all-new episode of ABC's "The Toy Box," airing on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
This week's toy inventions include:
Chainy Charms - a series of collectible and tradeable charms with inspiration from the '80s and Japanese pop culture
Inventor: Lizzy from Las Vegas, Nevada
Rocket Pockets - an easily transportable 18-hole raft that can be used for various carnival games to play in your own home
Inventor: Gary and Nan from Tampa, Florida
Fortune Spinner - a pocket-sized game that combines the mysterious fun of the Magic 8 Ball with the body of a fidget spinner
Inventor: Mark from Cincinnati, Ohio
Hugalopes - a re-adjustable, furry stuffed animal with add-on parts available
Inventor: Jazz from Oakland, California
Water Constructor - a build-it-yourself set of sprinkler tubes
Inventor: Steven and Damaris from Logan, Utah
Botallions - a fast-paced tabletop strategy game
Inventor: Colin from Reno, Nevada
Atom Ball - a multifunctional, voice-activated entertainment device
Inventor: Robert from Baytown, Texas
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; and will receive 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.