Scoop: THE TOY BOX on ABC - Sunday, October 22, 2017

An interactive fitness game, a portable version of table tennis, a life-size fidget toy and more compete for a chance to win big, on an all-new episode of ABC’s “The Toy Box,” airing SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

This week’s toy inventions include:

Playout – a multiplayer exercise card game that turns fitness into an interactive, competitive game
Inventor: Eddie from Atlanta, Georgia

Pillow Fight Pals – fun-shaped plush pillows that turn your pillow fights up a notch by glowing in the dark and making fun sounds when you squeeze them
Inventor: Kyla from Phoenix, Arizona

Mind Games – a multiplayer game where you must step on a given number of toy domes and avoid stepping on the dome that sounds off the alarm
Inventor: Marvin from Los Angeles, California

Flexxball – a portable and space-saving version of table tennis that challenges players’ hand-eye coordination
Inventors: Sanel and Priyam from Chicago, Illinois

Technochic – DIY tech-craft kits that come with basic craft and electronic components to create and design wearable light-up creations
Inventor: Natasha from Jersey City, New Jersey

Hovercraft – a build-it-yourself, remote-controlled water hovercraft that offers both a learning experience and a fun toy
Inventor: Bob from Cordova, Illinois

Fidget Flow Toy – a life-size fidget toy that can be changed into all different shapes and sizes
Inventor: Jennifer from Saranac, Michigan

In each episode, passionate inventors who have poured their hearts and souls into their product present their toy concepts to a panel of the toughest judges in the industry – kids! The judges have the opportunity to play with the toy, give their feedback and determine who will move on to the next round. The winner from each episode will move on to the finale to compete for the grand prize: Their toy will be made by Mattel; sold exclusively at Toys”R”Us stores nationwide and Toysrus.com, joining last season’s winner, ArtSplash; and will receive a cash prize of $100,000.

This season, there will be a rotating panel of five kid judges per episode, featuring all new faces and perspectives, and one returning favorite, Noah Ritter (age 8). The judges also include Adi Ash (age 10), Paxton Booth (age 7), Sydney Mae Estrella (age 9), Kyle Lee (age 7), Joachim Powell (age 11), Gideon Reynolds (age 6), Emma Sobel (age 9), Madison Stevens (age 8) and Olivia Trujillo (age 12).

“The Toy Box” is from Mattel, Hudsun Media and Electus. Michael Rourke, Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Richard Dickson, Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, Julia Pistor, Susan House and Hamilton South are executive producers.

“The Toy Box” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.

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