STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Every doll has its day. For Grandmas2Share creator Marguerite Spagnuolo, that day is Friday, April 28, on ABC's new reality competition series, "The Toy Box."
The "Shark Tank" spin-off for entrepreneurs -- hosted by Emmy-winning actor Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") -- features the Bulls Head resident attempting to sell her line of plush dolls to a panel of junior judges.
Don't get Spagnuolo's Grandmas2Share confused with Cabbage Patch Kids or American Girl Dolls: The plush dolls dressed in floral are not intended to be just toys. They were made to bring comfort to girls and boys who miss -- or never knew -- their grandmother.
"She's supposed to be your family member, not your Barbie doll," Spagnuolo said.
Sure, selling her product to, say, 10-year-old boys was anticipated to be a challenge but Spagnuolo said she's up to the challenge. And working with host Stonestreet was a blast: "He is super funny in person. It looked like he had a great time on set."
Gearing up for her TV debut, Spagnuolo tells SILive she'll host a viewing party for close friends and family Friday night at her Bulls Head home.