Friday night’s The Toy Box is right about here, and once again, five products are entering in hopes of impressing both the panel of experts and the kids themselves. So far, one of the things that we’ve enjoyed about this show, even in comparison to Shark Tank, is that everything has been fairly focused in. We are focusing in on just a single category, and there’s a lot of fun little different augmentations that can be done there.
Below, take a look at the five products that are going to be a part of the show tonight in Tubelox, Lightbox Terrier, Pool Cubes, Emotiplush, and The Grid, along with some of our first impressions of them! (Product names, descriptions, and inventors courtesy of ABC.)
Tubelox – life-size construction toy where you can build your own play
Inventor: Rachel and Steve from Pleasant Grove, Utah
Love the idea. It’s almost like life-size Lego that are functional and you can use them to create your own stuff. This could be fun, imaginative, and also encourage engineering for people at an early age.
Pool Cubes – sinkable building blocks for the swimming pool
Inventor: Troy from Fayetteville, Arkansas
This feels fairly similar to Tubelox, except for the water. Maybe not as functional, but it’s a new way to get kids to use their imagination while in the water.
The Grid – a game where players aim to collect their opponents’ pieces
Inventor: Tom from Farmington, Connecticut, and Mike from Sandy Hook, Connecticut
It’s hard to say too much about the game given that the name’s a little generic here, but we do think that any game can be fun so long as it’s simple enough to understand, but in-depth enough that it’s fun to do more than once.
Emotiplush – a therapy doll that can help children express their emotions
Inventor: Padmini from Naperville, Illinois
This is a toy that can apparently can help children understand empathy and emotions better by being able to have a doll that they can use to change out different expressions. We do think it has psychological advantages, but will children want to buy it on its own?
Lightbox Terrier – a lightbox in the shape of an adorable dog that can inspire art and creativity
Inventor: Melissa from Pleasant Hill, California
This is a really cute dog that can be used for a variety of different artsy purposes. If we were a kid, we could see this being both fun and functional.
Which one of these products excites you the most? Share below!