‘Beyond the Tank’ preview: Aqua Vault, Mensch on a Bench, Mango Mango Preserves, and Toygaroo

Beyond the Tank -While there are many business who make it out of “Shark Tank” and are almost enormous success stories overnight, there are others that require a ton of work. Also, there are many who have a quick surge and then struggle once sales from the show slow down. Some fail to even make it beyond a couple of years.

Part of the intrigue that comes with “Beyond the Tank” is that while there are often positive endings to many of the segments, they do still tell you the reality of each business’ situation. You see some succeed, and others realize that they may need to take a step back. Based on the synopsis below, it certainly looks as though we’re going to get to see a wide array of stories on Friday night’s new episode, which is airing at a special time at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec were won over by Neal Hoffman in season six with his flagship plush toy, Mensch On A Bench. But they are concerned the Madeira, Ohio’s, entrepreneur’s desire to market too many products under the “Mensch” umbrella will dilute the brand.

Although Lakesha Brown-Renfro, Tanecia Willis and Nzinga Teule-Hekima impressed the Sharks in season five with their Mango Mango Preserves, they didn’t land a Shark to help them acquire a production facility. Down but not out, they get unexpected help from their hometown of Hampton, Virginia.

An ecstatic Nikki Pope from Fulshear, Texas made a deal with Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban in season two for Toygaroo, her monthly toy rental service. But things didn’t go as planned.

Rob Peck, Avin Samtani and Jonathan Kinas from Miami Beach, Florida, made a deal in season six with Daymond John for Aqua Vault, a portable safe to secure valuables while in recreational areas. But they are feeling the financial downside of entrepreneurship and hope Daymond will float them so a deal with a major waterpark can be made.

One thing we’re certainly not surprised about is that the show is giving you another segment featuring Mango Mango Preserves, since we still remember them for giving one of the most enthusiastic presentations of all time. For entertainment purposes alone, they had to be back. Toygaroo is the one business we don’t really remember all that well, but at the same time this was before we started covering the show regularly. (Yet, upon a Google search you can easily find out what happened to it — we won’t spoil it here for those who want to learn on TV.)

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