Posts Tagged ‘Uncle Milton’

Uncle Milton’s 2010 Star Wars Line at Toy Fair

Pete Vilmur | February 15, 2010

Uncle Milton brought no shortage of cool new Star Wars-related toys to Toy Fair, including the Remote Controlled Lightsaber Room Light, which mounts to your wall and features over seven color effects; the Holographic Animation Lab, which allows junior animators to use pre-printed or original drawings to generate an animation effect much like the Victorian-era praxinoscope; the Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab, which allows builders to construct a mini version of the weapon of a Jedi Knight, with four “crystals” to determine blade color as well as other optics; the Death Star Planetarium, which projects our own Milky Way galaxy on the ceiling or a map of the Star Wars galaxy; a Clone Trooper Recon Kit, or bug collector, which includes a viewer, soil sifter, magnifier, and more; and the Geonosis and Felucia Clone Wars Ant Farms, themed to those to planet locales.

Check out the full set of images at Flickr, and note the final packaging this fall will reflect the new blue “clone and sky” look, not the red deco shown in the photos. Be sure to check out our entire Toy Fair image series here.

Snapshots from the Fan Club Breakfast Team | July 24, 2009

This morning marked the seventh not-so-annual Fan Club Breakfast, hosted by Official Pix at the Marriott at the bleary-eyed hour of seven in the morning. This makes for a long day of activities — it’s Star Wars Day at Comic-Con International — but it’s also a great way to start. More than just eggs and sausage, it’s an informal place for fans to gather with representatives from Lucasfilm, Hasbro, Uncle Milton and more.

Here are some snapshots. For a set of pictures from the Breakfast, see this Flickr set here.

Among the guests present is James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Koon in The Clone Wars.

Supervising Director Dave Filoni.

Dave was on hand to give out raffle prizes to lucky fans, including a set of Mimobot drives.

Perhaps the most coveted prize was an extremely rare autographed George Lucas card, handed out by Doug Yates, Lucasfilm’s Vice President of Marketing, Distribution and Online.

Another highly prized  raffle item: an original 1984 Droids A-wing in excellent condition. Steve Sansweet gives away the prize.

Report from WonderCon 2009: Lucasfilm Presentation (Part III: The Ryloth Trilogy)

Pablo Hidalgo | February 28, 2009

You’ll excuse me if this next blog post gets a little meta and breaks a fourth wall or something. See, for better or for worse, I volunteered to go head-to-head against Steve Sansweet with the new Uncle Milton Force Trainer. It’s the much buzzed about toy that scans brainwaves to activate a fan within an acrylic tube, that then levitates a Force remote (or, ping pong ball to you terrestrial laymen) to various heights. I tried it out on Friday and, after some practice, got the hang of it.


Not nearly enough practice for the big show on Saturday, though, as I went up against a venerable Jedi Master like Sansweet. He had perfected its performance, launching the remote into the stratosphere while I apparently failed to unlearn whatever it was I had learned. My Force remote barely budged. It’s as if I had a pocket full of ysalamiri jerky or something. And if you get that, you’re as big a geek as I.

Anyway, this was really a lead-in to showcase some of the online Clone Wars comics we have been doing since the launch of the show. I introduced Tom Hodges and Katie Cook, who were in attendance in the audience, and also was able to give a sneak peek (note, correct spelling of peek – you’re welcome) into next week’s webcomic, “Curfew,” by Katie, which introduces the Twi’lek girl character of Numa.


We then segued into discussing the Ryloth Trilogy — the series of episodes that we’re now in the thick of. “Storm Over Ryloth” debuted yesterday. “Innocents of Ryloth” and “Liberty on Ryloth” are still to come.


Toy Fair 2009: Uncle Milton Loves Star Wars

Pete Vilmur | February 16, 2009


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!