Toy: Plaliens

Inventors: Melanie Cruz and mother Beth

Plaliens are “playful plush aliens that inspire curiosity,” according to ABC.

The mentors think the plush toys are cute but worry about the packaging. They also think the $24.99 is a bit too expensive. Dylan Lauren also thinks the cuddly material needs to be able to be felt through the packaging. She passes it to the Toy Box, but Jim Silver still thinks there’s more work to be done before it can be introduced to the kid judges. Like Lauren, Jen Tan loves the toy and passes it to the Toy Box.

In the Toy Box, the kid judges like that the Plaliens are squishy but Toby Grey thinks they’re a bit creepy. Aalyrah Caldwell also worries about the surprise toy packaging. They all agree that the color schemes may be a bit corny. Ultimately, Plaliens falls to Wiggies and fails to make it to the finals.

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