The Toy Box: Candy Krusher Makes It to Round 2, Moves to Finals
By Erica Abbott
Toy: Candy Krusher
Inventor: Barry Wilkinson
Candy Krusher is “a candy press that molds sweet treats into fun shapes”, according to ABC.
The mentors think the idea is really cool and like the idea of the different candy shapes. Dylan Lauren, attempting to use the product, accidentally breaks the prototype. He assures them that kids can use it very easily. Jen Tan sends it to the Toy Box, as does Lauren given that it turns candy into art. Jim Silver agrees that it’s unique and sends it to the Toy Box as well.
In the Toy Box, the kid judges are eager to make their own candy. Aalyrah Caldwell, “a huge fan of candy,” can see definite upgrade potential in the future. Sophia Grace Brownlee calls it “a great invention,” but Toby Grey doesn’t view it as a toy. He thinks it belongs in the art aisle. Noah Ritter compares it to a guillotine. Many of the kid judges also worry that potentially dirty hands could go all over the candy before eating it. Ultimately, it makes it to the finals.
Hosted by “Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet, “The Toy Box” helps inventors make their toy creation dreams become a reality. According to their website, the inventions are brought before mentors, including Dylan’s Candy Bar owner Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar creative director of Consumer Products, Jen Tan. If they pass phase one, they then have the opportunity to face the ultimate toy-loving panel of judges: kids. The panel features Sophia Grace Brownlee, Aalyrah Caldwell, Toby Grey and Noah Ritter. The kids determine which toys make it to the finals and, ultimately, the one winning toy that will sold at Toys“R”Us.
A new episode airs each Friday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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