By Erica Abbott
Toy: Lil Fruityz
Inventor: Jason Norment
Lil Fruityz offer “fruit-scented plush with their own personalities,” according to Broadway World. The five plush include Ap’Zal Bottumz (Apple), Bizzy Peel (Banana), Wanda Mallon (Watermelon), Twist Sourz (Lemon) and Cit Sourz (Orange). Each plush supports different causes, such as anti-bullying campaigns.
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The mentors immediately notice that the plush doesn’t exactly smell like their corresponding fruits. Jen Tan likes the community feel and concept behind the plush, though. Jim Silver points out that there’s already something similar on the market, which offers more foods and scents. Tan likes the story behind it but doesn’t pass it to the Toy Box given design and packaging issues. Dylan Lauren finds it a “smart” product and gives it the OK to the Toy Box. Silver ultimately prevents it from moving forward, however, with a tiebreaking 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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