Kids can watch ants create 3-D tunnels in nutrient-rich, translucent gel with the brand new Ant Farm Revolution from Uncle Milton. Ant Farm Revolution is the next generation in ant farm technology, with integrated LED light and projecting lens. This new ant habitat not only provides a home for ants, but also illuminates from within and projects GIANT ant shadows onto the wall or ceiling. Ants need to be ordered online. — As of 10/14/2011 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: "Feels more like art than a toy;" interesting to all ages. — As of 10/14/2011 this product had 1 out of 5 stars from 1 review on ToysRUs.com. Cons: Reviewer said the ants got out of their container.
Dinosaur Train Dino Poop Kit let's kids discover what the dinosaur ate. Kids can create their own fossil imprint with what they find. It's not real poop...but it sure does feel like it. Assortment Includes: Buddy - Carnivore, Tank - Herbivore, Mr. Conductor - Omnivore.
This product projects 24 images on your wall or ceiling, and includes exclusive images of Clone Wars vehicles with a synchronized audio tour narration on CD. Also features bright, clear projection with a focus dial, narration by Captain Rex. Dimensions: Length: 8.5 "; Height: 6.0 "; Width: 8.5". Product Weight: 2.0 Lb. — As of 10.25.10, this product was listed in the top 30 best-selling toys and games on Target.com.
The R/C Tarantula from Uncle Milton puts control of this large, realistic spider in the palms of kids' hands. The flocked texture and detailed coloring of its legs and body give it a lifelike texture, and all eight legs move as it rolls along on wheels concealed under its abdomen, for a convincing scurry. Even the remote control is a creepy spider egg. The Tarantula works best on smooth, flat surfaces and requires two AAA and two AA batteries (not included). ― “[We carry] some battery operated R/C toys. The most popular is the [Tarantula] from Uncle Milton,” Patti Tepper-Rasmussen, owner of Learning Tree Toys in Oklahoma City, Okla., told TDmonthlyabout her best-selling electronic toys in June 2010.
The classic Ant Farm gets an update from a galaxy far, far away. Kids can watch live ants dig and tunnel beneath two Star Wars planet landscapes from Season 2 of “The Clone Wars,” Geonosis and Felucia. The Ant Farms are connectable, break-resistant and escape-proof. Clean tunneling sand and clear connector tubing are included; just mail in the coupon for live harvester ants and let the digging begin.
“That’s no moon; it’s the Death Star Planetarium.” This tabletop Death Star opens up into a planetary projector to display the cosmos on a bedroom ceiling. Kids can choose to view a map of the worlds that make up the Star Wars galaxy, or view the Earth’s own night sky.
“The Clone Wars” characters come to life with the Holographic Animation Lab. Kids can learn about animation, persistence of vision, and the principles of a zoetrope, an invention that is nearly 2,000 years old. The Animation Lab comes with 10 animation disks — one side has characters from “The Clone Wars” and the other side is blank to create unique moving pictures.
The Clone Trooper Recon Kit helps kids find bugs and more, using the included tools — a soil sifter, a magnifier and a special reconnaissance tool. They can even explore in the dark with the built-in searchlight. Once an interesting life form has been found, the kit transforms to an insect viewer to examine the specimen.
Children discover the science of light and optics as they build their own miniature, 8.25”-long version of the lightsaber used by Anakin Skywalker. A choice of four different colored crystals customizes the lightsaber. There are two lenses (focusing and wide-angle) to demonstrate the principles of optics.
The final challenge in becoming a Jedi Knight is to build one’s own lightsaber. With the Remote Controlled Lightsaber Room Light, young Padawans can construct their own Jedi lightsaber and mount their creation as a room light on the wall. Eight color effects let kids personalize their lightsaber, and a wireless remote control turns the light on and off. During construction, kids learn about the electronics that make a lightsaber work.
The skeleton of an extinct T-Rex has been discovered and kids can carefully remove each bone from the dig site while learning facts about dinosaurs. When users touch the sides of the pit, the T-Rex will roar, forcing the loss of a turn. The goal is to collect the most bones and win. Launch date: Summer 2010.
Star Theater 3 is an updated design of the No. 1 selling home planetarium in the world. Kids watch as hundreds of stars and constellations are projected onto the ceiling and walls. It features a CD with a guided audio tour of the night sky and Stellarium interactive astronomy software. It's designed to feel like being in a real planetarium. Launch date: Summer 2010.
This 9” x 6” living space for ants includes four ports that attach to other ant habitats in the line, an ordering form to send off for receipt of live ants in the mail, and an illustrated “Ant Watcher’s Manual.” The break-resistant, escape-proof habitat is situation on a tip-proof stand. — Two of 38 retailers named Uncle Milton’s Ant Farms as one of their best-selling science toys in August 2009, citing sales of three to five per month.
Utilizing NeuroSky's ThinkGear technology, the product allows kids to practice their Jedi Master skills, actually using their mind to control movement of a ball. Users wear a headset that measures and interprets brainwave activity, transferring it to the 10" training tower where a sphere moves up and down. It includes Star Wars sound effects and 15 levels of training. Launch date: July 2009.
The small and lightweight digital camera attaches easily to pet collars, recording the world from the eyes of one’s pet. The camera contains a USB cord and a self timer that can be set to snap photos at one, five or fifteen-minute intervals.
This device projects a brilliant rainbow right into one’s very own room. High-powered LEDs in a matrix of seven colors produce the rainbow image. A window prism disk is also included so that users can create natural rainbows using natural sunlight from outside.
In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Gold Ant Farm comes in its original die-cut display box with authentic 1956 graphic treatment. The back of the box contains a special message written by Milton Levine, creator of the Ant Farm. The set features a habitat with four connecting antports, clean tunneling sand, clear and flexible antway connecting tubes, an illustrated ant watcher's manual and a stock certificate to order ants through the mail. — David Campbell, owner of Amazing Toys in Great Falls, Mont., told TDmonthly that ant farms from Uncle Milton are among the best-selling science and nature toys in his store. — Campbell said in summer 2007 that he sells about "half-a-dozenish" of the ant farms a month. — "This special Gold Ant Farm includes a commemorative 50th Anniversary logo and the true story about the origin of the original Ant Farm. It is perfect for collectors and new Ant Farm fans alike," said Andrew Sroufe, who handles media relations for Uncle Milton Industries.
The Roly-Poly Playground is an exciting way to explore nature’s smaller creatures. Designed for “roly-poly” pill bugs and other small creatures, such as ladybugs, this miniature playground is portable for on-the-run fun and exploration. The domed habitat includes fun playground equipment, air vents and a snap-tight lid.
The Night Sky Projector Clock brings time and space into any room. Project the time and any one of three space images on the ceiling or wall of any room. The clock includes interchangeable stars, planet and moon projection slides, and alarm and snooze functions.
This small hand-held device lets the user listen to sounds outside of normal audible hearing range. Kids can use it to search for animals that make ultrasonic sounds like bats and crickets, as well as to search for many household items that also emit ultrasonic sound. The set includes headphones and a bat sound emitter for immediate play.
Within this amazing illuminated jellyfish environment, realistic-looking creatures naturally pulse and swim like real jellyfish. The sleek and elegant tank is internally lit with a black light, illuminating vibrant phosphorescent features and intricate details unseen in normal light. It creates an ideal ambience for a tween/teen room, can be a conversation piece for an executive desk, or can fit any place that could use a little mesmerizing accent. Launch date: July 2007. ― Owner Linda Angel of Kidoodles Toys in Norman, Okla., told TDmonthly in spring 2007 that Uncle Milton is one of her favorite vendors. — “It looks like a miniature aquarium,” Mary Horne of J. Christopher Toys in Jonesboro, Ark., told TDmonthly. “You fill it with water and a motor system moves water around. Really cool for a dad’s desk.” — When asked by TDmonthly what he predicted would be a popular item for big kids, David Campbell, owner of Amazing Toys in Great Falls, Mont., cited Uncle Milton products, most notably the jellyfish tank.
Listening to music is only half of the experience. Lightcast is an interactive music light show that syncs to the beat of favorite tunes. Just connect Lightcast to an iPod, MP3 player, home stereo system or personal computer, and a darkened room will come to life with multicolored lights that pulse and dance in response to each song. The Lightcast can also be used with instruments such as a guitar to create a live light show with every note played. The fully customizable projector will visualize the beat of the music through one of four distinct modes: Smooth, Flow, Vibe and Pulse. The mix modes can be used to program light shows for favorite songs. Lightcast comes with a remote control, audio input cable and an AC adapter. MP3 player and speakers not included. Launch Date: 2006.
This realistic flying bat flaps its wings to soar and swoop through the sky. The creature of the night flies using a unique power drive winder and internal torsion system that provides satisfying flying time. It includes a cool stand for display. Launch date: Q4 2007.