Hydroshield Water Dodger Wins Deal with Mattel on ‘The Toy Box’ Season 2 Finale

By Erica Abbott


After playing with dozens of toys throughout season 2 of ABC’s “The Toy Box,” the kid judges chose Hydroshield Water Dodger, previously known as just Water Dodger, as the winner during the grand finale. Hydroshield Water Dodger, which also won $100,000 and a deal with Mattel, will be available exclusively at Toys”R”Us starting Monday, Nov. 20.

The winning game puts a twist on the classic water balloon toy by using Aqua Ammo, which is a reusable, environmentally-friendly water ball, and shields. The outdoor toy made a splash with the kid judges in the season premiere, receiving a unanimous five out fo five votes in the first round. Four judges then sent it to the finale. Wobb-Ball, formerly Flexxball, and Eardorables are also available at Toys”R”Us.

“Growing up with a single mother and seven siblings we came up with a ton of ways to keep ourselves entertained, and inventing toys and games has always been a passion,” Nate Eaton, the inventor of Hydroshield Water Dodger, said in a press release. “It’s truly a dream come true to see my toy invention on-shelf at Toys”R”Us and hopefully on kids wish lists this holiday season.”

Ultimately, it all came down to Hydroshield Water Dodger and Hovercraft. The other toys that made it to the finale were CLICKEYBits (eliminated by Madison Stevens and Gideon Reynolds), Poshies (eliminated by Emma Sobel and Joachim Powell), Ninja Cards (eliminated by Kyle Lee and Olivia Trujillo), Water Constructor (eliminated by Sydney Mae Estrella and Adi Ash) and Archipelagolf (eliminated by Paxton Booth and Noah Ritter).

Our kid judges pick the NEXT BIG TOY tonight! Don’t miss the season finale of #TheToyBox at 7|6c on @ABCNetwork! pic.twitter.com/VbwLghHFqQ

— Mattel (@Mattel) November 19, 2017

Hydroshield Water Dodger is currently available at Toys”R”Us for $24.99. Additionally, Wobb-Ball costs $29.99, while Eardorables, an online exclusive, costs $24.99.

See how social media reacted to Hyrdoshield Water Dodger’s win below:

Social Media Reacts to Hydroshield Water Dodger Winning “The Toy Box” During Season 2 Finale

@TheToyBoxABC Congratulations to Waterdodger! I think children will love it! #TheToyBox

— Jasmine (@Poohbear1030) November 20, 2017

Congrats water dodger! #TheToyBox

— tvismyescape (@hershey_bar22) November 20, 2017

The @TheToyBoxABC winner was just announced and both my kids screamed in excitement. Guess there will be a new toy on their holiday lists! #TheToyBox

— Alicia (@aliciamarie112) November 20, 2017

Love Hovercraft (inventor is a local guy from Cordova!)but this Water Dodger has to win #TheToyBox

— Dave Levora (@davelevora) November 20, 2017

Really wanted #Hovercraft to win! How could you not love that and sweet Bob!? #SillyKids #TheToyBox

— Alexa Brown (@UhLexUh__) November 20, 2017

I would never buy my kid a #waterdodger The #hovercraft was better thought out and #stem inspired. #thetoybox

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