Toy Fair 2009: Uncle Milton Loves Star Wars

Pete Vilmur | February 16, 2009

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One of the booths we were anxious to check out at Toy Fair this year was Uncle Milton’s, due in no small part to the Force Trainer toy we reported on a few weeks ago with a follow up interview last week.

I actually got to test The Force Trainer for myself, and have to admit it does take some mental concentration — or perhaps lack thereof — to make the ball float. The key is to clear your mind to let the (Alpha? Beta? Gamma?) waves build up and register on the headset. So, actually thinking of nothing is the way to go. Not as easy as it sounds, it is. But great fun — and a great way to compare your Force ability to that of your busy-minded friends (who would perform poorly without turning down the mental processing a notch).

In addition to the Force Trainer, we found a bunch of other cool Star Wars toys heading our way from Uncle Milton, and were lucky to get our hands on their press release for some descriptions. Check out the images and descriptions after the jump!

Star Wars The Force Trainer
May the Force be with you! The Force Trainer by Uncle Milton actually allows you to control a Jedi Training Remote with your mind, by tapping into cutting-edge brainwave technology. Utilizing dry EEG sensor technology, the headset reads and interprets your brainwaves. The deeper your concentration and mental focus, the greater your ability to move the Training Sphere up or down the Training Tower. Progress from Padawan to Jedi Master as you master the use of “The Force” through 15 levels of training. Increasingly challenging sequences are aided by training cues and instruction from the master of all Jedi Masters himself, Yoda. Additional Star Wars sound effects confirm accomplishment and provide encouragement throughout your training. Advancement and current level of your training is displayed on the Training Tower control panel.
Ages 8 and up. SRP $129.99

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Star Wars Optical Command Unit
Go on scouting missions or examine microscopic details with just one toy! The Optical Command Unit is a multi-functional reconnaissance device that can be assembled into three unique configurations – binoculars, magnifier and mini-projector. Learn about optics and visual projection with this 3-in-1 kit!
Ages 6 and up. SRP $34.99

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Star Wars Darth Vader Robotic Arm
The Darth Vader Robotic Arm kit shows you how to build a robotic arm and lets you grip and move real objects with interactive controls. The arm assembles quickly with snap-together parts, and includes a stand with built-in controls. Kids will also learn how robotic arms are being used in medical science applications!
Ages 6 and up. SRP $44.99

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Star Wars Naboo Sea Creatures
The Naboo Sea Creatures set is a detailed habitat for raising creatures similar to the denizens of that distant planet. Naboo Sea Creatures (Triops Longicaudatus) have existed on Earth for 350 million years and will grow and swim in a fascinating Naboo aquatic environment. The set includes Naboo Sea Creature eggs, just add water and watch them hatch!
Ages 6 and up. SRP $34.99

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Star Wars Dagobah Frog Habitat
The Dagobah Frog Habitat is an exciting replica of Yoda’s home planet, and the perfect place to watch the metamorphosis of tadpoles changing into frogs! Learn why frogs play an important role in Earth’s eco-system while enjoying the Dagobah swamp theme. Includes mail-in coupon for live tadpoles.
Ages 6 and up. SRP $34.99

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Star Wars Jedi Telescope
The Jedi Telescope can be used to scan our own skies, or to dial up images of iconic Star Wars planets and learn how they are similar to our own. This working telescope features built-in audio facts and sound effects, and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Features 10 Star Wars images.
Ages 6 and up. SRP $34.99

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Star Wars Jedi Projector
The Jedi Projector displays bright, crisp projections of exclusive The Clone Wars vehicle images on your wall or ceiling. Also included is a CD audio tour that syncs with the images. Learn how vehicles from The Clone Wars share similarities with vehicle technology on Earth!
Ages 6 and up. SRP $44.99

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Star Wars Mustafar Volcano Kit
The Mustafar Volcano Kit allows you to create realistic volcanic eruptions and lava flows in a detailed reproduction of the planet Mustafar. Learn how real volcanoes work through your lava experimentation!
Ages 6 and up. SRP $24.99

Don’t miss our continuing photo coverage of all the Star Wars goodness appearing at New York’s Toy Fair this year!

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