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.
Candy Crusher … what????? #TheToyBox
— David Onda (@David_Onda) May 13, 2017
tbh I don't think "the candy crusher" is a toy… #thetoybox
— katie (@katerzina) May 13, 2017
I would love to purchase the Candy Crusher for cupcakes. @TheToyBoxABC @Mattel #thetoybox
— Nadeen (@simmadownnow21) May 13, 2017
I love krushing candy, @TheToyBoxABC! #TheToyBox #CandyKrusher
— Ryan Bartholomee (@RyanBartholomee) May 13, 2017
We couldn't agree more! Congrats on your sweet idea, #KandyCrusher! #TheToyBox pic.twitter.com/bSy122toal
— Mattel (@Mattel) May 13, 2017
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.
Photo credit: ABC
This is not an original invention and should have been researched. It is a hot item on ebay in fact. Mattel has patent already???? They already own the rights. Even the molds are the same. Oh My Gosh. Its called Toot Sweet based on movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
I had this toy as a kid. It was the Toot Sweet Candy Whistle Making Kit from 1968… and made by Mattel! Barry is trying to sell Mattel their own toy!!!!
I am surprised that no one has noticed that The Candy Crusher is almost an exact duplicate a toy manufactured by Mattel in the 70’s called TOOT Sweet.
This is a exact rip off of the Toot Sweet toy that Mattel had out in 1968. I had one and remember it very well. http://www.retroist.com/2010/03/10/mattels-tastitoy-tootsweet-candy-whistle-maker/
Is candy krusher gonna be available to buy
The story was invented previously in the 1960s called the toot sweet Tootsie Roll roll press. It even came with the whistle. It was made in cooperation with the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In no way is this a new toy I have the original one in my toy collection
Candy Crush is very clearly a copy of a toy that was produced by Mattel in the 60’s. It is called Toot Sweet. It makes candy whistles. I still own mine. My children played with it and now my grandchildren play with it. I don’t understand how it ever got onto the show.