A VERSATILE SPORTBOARD, SECRET JOURNALS,
EDUCATIONAL GAMES AND MORE,
ON ABC'S 'THE TOY BOX'
Ariana Gentry, Toys"R"Us(R) President of Play,
Pays a Visit to the Judges This Week
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 205" - This week, our panel of kid judges will have to choose between a barnyard-themed board game, a racquetball version of boxing, a set of animal-inspired accessories and more as passionate toymakers share their inventions. Ariana, president of Play for Toys"R"Us(R), makes a surprise visit to the kid judges on an all-new episode of ABC's "The Toy Box," airing SUNDAY, NOV. 12 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
This week's toy inventions include:
Corky's Porkys - a barnyard battle-themed board game
Inventor: Colt from Spanish Fork, Utah
Giggle Chips - a set of educational cards that uses memory to teach players about science, technology, engineering and math
Inventors: Jennifer and Charlotte from Whittier, California
Poshies - a fashion system with exchangeable animal-inspired prints and designs
Inventor: Blythe from San Juan Capistrano, California
Sportboard - a stationary version of different sporting boards combined into one
Inventor: Randy from Williamsburg, Virginia
Secret Drawing Dogs - stuffed animals with hidden journals and interchangeable markers
Inventor: Heidi from Cape Coral, Florida
STEM's Creativity Kit - a storybook set with tools that excite users to solve problems using science, technology, engineering and math
Inventors: Kimberly and John from Orlando, Florida
Animation Dome - a spinning dome that creates an optical illusion to make drawings appear as though they have come to life
Inventor: Les from Lincoln, California
Knuckle-Racket - a new, interactive game that combines racquetball with boxing
Inventor: Jose from Miami, Florida
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.