The perfect toy
Parents, if you want to up your toy-giving game, then you’ll want to listen up.
The new season of ABC competition, “The Toy Box,” premieres Sunday at 7 p.m. ET – just in time for holiday gift shopping.
Hosted by “Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet, the show’s young judges will evaluate more than 30 new toy inventions. The winning toy then goes into production and becomes available at Toys ‘R’ Us stores.
The kid judges from “The Toy Box” told INSIDER what they’re looking for in the perfect toy. Beware, some of the answers are brutally honest and are clearly out of the mouth of babes.
Here’s what they told us about the perfect toys and the mistakes parents make when buying toy for their kids.
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What makes the perfect toy?
“It has to be unique and interesting. It has to be different than any other toy out there. It has to be something that everyone can relate to.”
What makes for a horrible toy?
“A toy that is inappropriate for kids would be horrible. Also a bad quality toy – like if it breaks easily or it’s poorly made.”
What’s the biggest mistake parents make when picking toys for their kids?
“When they only pick educational toys that are boring! Personally, I don’t always enjoy school or doing homework, so I don’t want games and toys that make me feel like I’m doing school work! It needs to be super fun!”