Tonight, The Toy Box finale aired on ABC — did Lightbox Terrier, Candy Krusher, or 3D Liquid Art emerge as the winner? This is something worth revealing shortly, but before that, let’s take a moment or two in order to chronicle the toys sent home in succession by the kid judges. (The order in which they were eliminated does not necessarily designated placement, so keep that in mind.)
First toy eliminated – Chromo Tag. This was a little bit of a surprise, given that the kids seemed to have a ton of fun with this.
Second toy eliminated – My Ballerina Doll. Given that half of the judges just don’t like dolls, no shock at all here. Also, it didn’t really reinvent the category.
Third toy eliminated – Wiggies. Once again, half of the judges don’t like dolls, and this one has limited appeal to go along with it. Hair’s just not something that everyone loves!
Fourth toy eliminated – Arya Ball. This is a cool idea, but the biggest problem here may have been that it doesn’t really provide anything new — it’s just a different packaging.
The biggest issue with the show’s finale is that it actually could have been about thirty seconds long. There was no real purpose to bringing back the mentors, just as there was no real point to seeing the kids tweak around with some of the toys they’ve already played with once before. This is actually a case of a show that would work better in a weekly format. Maybe the “winner” of each episode gets a chance to be developed by Mattel, even if there is no guarantee of them getting on store shelves. That would make it so that each episode was more standalone, while also cutting out episodes like this one that were almost entirely filler with some results.
Now, enough waiting … results! – Within the final minutes of the episode the Magic 8 Ball revealed that the 3D Liquid Art is the winner! It’s somewhat funny that we all went through this entire journey over the course of the season, only for the winner to be a toy that was revealed for the first time tonight. Still, this made for a pretty good arc since this guy managed to make all of his dreams come true through two episodes of TV. 3D Liquid Art will now be available at Toys R Us locations around the country.
Below, you can see a new video about how 3D Liquid Art (with a new name) is heading to stores. You can pick one up over at the link here.
What do you think about the Toy Box finale, and the toy that ended up winning at the end? Sound off in the comments below!
Meanwhile, head over to the link here to get some other news on the show, including looks at some of the individual toys showed off over the season. (Photo: ABC.)