Tonight, The Toy Box is airing its second episode on ABC, and if you missed the premiere last week, you missed an opportunity for some glorious silliness and opportunity to see toymakers prove that their product is worthy of being picked up by Mattel. It’s a show that is one part Shark Tank and one part Project Runway, and we’re excited to see how the latest batch of toys tonight fare both against the experts and some of the kids. Tonight, we’re specifically getting the Piñata Backpack, Ballerina Doll, Butterfly Book, Snap N’ Roll, and Lil Fruityz.
Much like we did for the premiere last week, we’ve got some insight below on all of the toys that are being featured in the episode: Butterfly Book, Ballerina Doll, Snap N’ Roll, Lil Fruityz, and the Piñata Backpack. The details below are via ABC, and we’re adding our take to go along with their base descriptions.
Butterfly Book – a unique double-sided book that makes story time even more fun
Inventor: Michelle from Naples, Florida
The structure of the double-sided book is meant to aid young children and toddlers with cognition. It’s an interesting idea to give kids more opportunities to read and engage, but will it be fun to these kids?
Ballerina Doll – a collection of dolls that articulate into ballet positions
Inventor: Tiffany and Mark from Murrieta, California
You can see a sneak peek of the Ballerina Doll below, and it feels like the reaction is mixed. The presentation is enthusiastic, but ballerinas of course have a very specific audience.
Snap N’ Roll – pocket-sized cars that launch with a snap
Inventor: Greg from Land O Lakes, Florida
In theory, this could be fun just because you’re allowing kids to express their imagination and motor skills by having the cars have a specific function. However, will this be enough to get them away from the other products out there?
Lil Fruityz – fruit-scented plush with their own personalities
Inventor: Jason from Hackettstown, New Jersey
We don’t know how much more fun they’ll be for kids than the average plush, but we like that the website’s given them unique personalities and seems to be all about giving the different plushes personality. Parents, meanwhile, may like having some toys that don’t smell terrible over time.
Piñata Backpack – a twist on the party piñata in the form of a backpack
Inventor: Rebecca and Nicholas from Grass Valley, California
The other sneak peek that we’ve got is about this ridiculous innovation, which basically is a backpack with a string that unleashes candy. It’s probably more fun in the long term than the Party Cannon from last week, and it’s much easier to stow. Unfortunately, we still see this being a safety hazard more than the cannon since you’ll be running after someone.
What do you want to see on The Toy Box tonight? Share some of your thoughts in the comments below! (Photo: ABC.)