Marian Cruz pitches her prototype Turbobaster, a battery-powered marinate injection/meat basting brush in episode 113. Cruz invented the Turbobaster 5 years prior to her appearance on Shark Tank, but has never made a working prototype.
Turbobaster Shark Tank Recap
Cruz is on camera appearing to practice her pitch while being announced. She enters seeking $35K in return for 35% of the Turbobaster. After an impressive video showing how the Turbobaster works, her pitch goes downhill. She has no working models, no sales, and no idea how much it would cost to make her product. Still, the Sharks like Marian because she's nice, or, as Daymond puts it, “the brand begins with the person.”
Mr. Wonderful isn't charmed and goes out after making some snarky comments. Barbara and Robert both go out because Marian has no numbers. Kevin Harrington likes the product and offers $35K for 100% of the Turbobaster with 2% of sales. Marian likes the offer, but before she can accept, Daymond offers $40K for 51% of the company with a 2% royalty. Daymond and Harrington battle for a bit, with Daymond upping his bid to $50K, but Marian opts for Kevin Harrington's experience with kitchen products and takes his deal.
Turbobaster Shark Tank Update
Not much happened after Cruz took her deal with Kevin Harrington. Six months after the original air date, Harrington's company, TV GOODS, “announced the acquisition of exclusive global marketing rights to the TurboBaster.” Since that time, there's been no news on the product. It isn't for sale anywhere and the Turbosbaster website and Facebook page is down. Apparently, the deal went through, but nothing ever got made or sold.