On the November 5 episode The Toy Box, Jesse Gerken of Fairmount, West Virginia presents his toy invention, Huck Hopper. It’s a throwing game with collectible cards “with a focus on education, motor skills, silly challenges and rewards.” Jesse and his 10-year-old daughter Ari designed the original prototype of Huck Hopper with a cardboard box, paint, stickers, and duct tape. They’ve been working on the game for six years to get it to where it is today. On The Toy Box, it appears that the kid judges have fun playing Huck Hopper. But Huck Hopper is competing against Orbitwheels, a hybrid of a skateboard and in-line skates. It’s like comparing apples to oranges!
There is a Huck Hopper website but there is currently no way to purchase the versatile tabletop game online. If interested, contact Jesse at 681-209-0051 or send a message on the website. Also, the day The Toy Box episode airs (Nov 5), Huck Hopper is launching a Kickstarter campaign. The Toy Box airs Sundays at 7pm on ABC, right before America’s Funniest Home Videos.