The Toy Box: Curly Girls United Fails to Meet Kid Judges
By Erica Abbott
Toy: Curly Girls United
Inventor: Margaret Fitzpatrick
Curly Girls United is “a unique doll that celebrate girls with curly hair,” according to ABC.
The mentors worry that the target market is a bit limiting given that the majority of people have straight hair. She assures them that it’s for all little girls though. They also encourage her to make hair accessories. Jim Silver thinks they’re beautiful but dislikes that they have no personality to them. Jen Tan agrees that there needs to be a storytelling component. The $74.99 price point is also a concern. Tan passes it to round two, however, Silver does not. Dylan Lauren breaks the tie with a “no” vote.
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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