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9-Year-Old Texas Girl Wins Toy Invention Contest With Bug Projector

OMAHA, Neb. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A nine-year-old Texas girl will have the chance to pitch her toy idea at the next American International Toy Fair after winning a contest.

Fat Brain Toys says that Emma Turner of Marble Falls, Texas, won its annual toy invention contest with her idea for a lighted box that attracts bugs. Emma's "Buggy Light" uses LED lights to attract bugs and remote control lights to project the bugs' movement onto a wall or ceiling.

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Emma will also receive a $2,500 scholarship and a collection of prizes worth $500 from the Omaha-based toy retailer.

The winner was chosen by a panel of toy industry veterans after an online vote helped pick the finalists.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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