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Columbia Resident Darla Davenport-Powell appeared on ABC’s Ultimate Toy Competition
Posted: April 07, 2017

A Columbia resident appeared on the series premier of ABC’s ultimate toy-competition series, “The Toy Box.”
 
Darla Davenport-Powell invented the Niya Doll, a collection of multicultural dolls who sing and speak in multiple languages. Davenport-Powell competed with other toy-makers who came up with unique concepts. The Arya Ball is a reimagining of the soccer ball with special surprises inside, the Wacky Worm Racing Game is a game where players dress in worm costumes and race to cross a finish line, the Swurfer is a backyard swing inspired by a surfboard and the Party Cannon is a party game that launches toys, prizes and candy.
 
“The Toy Box” features five passionate amateur inventors who present their toys to a group of toy-industry professionals each week. The inventors who make it through the mentor round then face a panel of young, no-nonsense judges who decide if their toys make it to the final round. A winner is chosen to move on to the final round and the young judges will eventually crown the overall winner. The winning inventor’s toy will be made by Mattel and sold at Toys “R” Us after the series finale.
The show airs on Friday, April 7 and runs weekly on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT.
 
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