I’ve been a fan of Uncle Milton’s Toys since I got Jake the Star Wars Jedi Telescope last year for Christmas, so I contacted them about reviewing their products and was ecstatic when they said yes. I totally lucked out and got three awesome “In My Room” toys to try. If you haven’t heard of them before, this line of toys brings the wonders of nature and other outdoor events right into your child’s room. They are all really simple to use and would make a great addition to your holiday shopping list. Please pardon my lack of personal images, I couldn’t capture the full effects with my consumer-grade camera.
Fireworks in My Room
Fireworks Light Show in My Room, one of Uncle Milton’s Toys’ newest offerings, brings the awe and wonder of an outdoor fireworks display indoors, so your child can enjoy them anytime of the year. Jake absolutely loves this toy and we’ve added “enjoy the fireworks” to our bedtime routine. Like most of Uncle Milton’s Toys, the concept is really simple, but the enjoyment factor is astronomical. The handheld fireworks launcher “shoots” brilliant light displays onto the ceiling or walls, and the sound effects add a sense of realism.
Jake and I both have our favorites. I love the pretty jewel-tone purple and blue lights, while Jake is a huge fan of the orange fireworks. The launcher is extremely easy to use, even for small hands. Just pump it up, pull the trigger, and enjoy! The fireworks burst onto the ceiling and expand, accompanied by realistic (but not overwhelmingly loud) sound effects, complete with the sizzling sound at the end. We are having so much fun watching fireworks together every night. While I recommend using Fireworks Light Show In My Room in a pitch-black room to get the full effect, we have used it with Jake’s nightlight on and it still works great.
Moon in My Room
Moon in My Room is one of the most educational night-lights out there, in my opinion. It combines adjustable lighting with an authentic “moon” experience, complete with accurate topography, displaying 12 of the moon’s major phases from waxing to waning. Using the included remote control, you can change the setting manually or allow it to cycle through the phases through the program. The moon automatically shuts off to preserve the batteries. Jake loves cycling through the phases, but leaves it on a full moon setting when it’s time for bed. Prior to receiving this, Jake refused to go to sleep unless both his nightlight and his regular room light were turned on. He has one of those lamps with five bulbs, and the lowest setting is two bulbs, so his room was always really bright. When he got the Moon in My Room, he decided that he would rather just have that on, which is a miracle considering how scared he is of the dark. I do have one important suggestion- either designate a specific spot for the remote or hide it out of reach of your child. We’ve lost it about 5 times already because Jake insists on keeping it under his pillow. If you do lose it entirely, you can purchase a replacement. Moon in My Room is really easy to hang up and unlike the real moon, it’s pretty light, so you won’t need to break out the heavy-duty nails.
Rainbow in My Room
I enlisted the help of Jake’s best friend in reviewing Rainbow in My Room because I really wanted a little girl’s point of view on this one. She loved it and said it was awesome and very pretty. Like Jacob, she’s a girl of few words when asked a direct question. Just push the button and the rainbow projects across the surface of your walls and ceiling. Like the other two In My Room toys, this works best in total darkness, but according to my little guest reviewer, it will show up in a slightly dark room. This also makes a great night-light, and comes with a jack for an optional AC-adapter, which you need to buy separately. The design of the base makes it easy to position it just about anywhere, so you could easily set it up on your child’s nightstand.
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I would love to check out the 3d star theater. I’ve actually been eyeing this item on amazon for awhile.
frugalmommieof2 at gmail.com
I love the solar system in my room! cool gifts too!
Dude, just loved the idea of the MOON IN THE ROOM. It would be a magical experience. The picture looks good enough. Great one.
My 9 year old is a Star Wars freak he would love the Remote-Controlled Lightsaber Room Light.
Remote controlled light saber room light looks like something Ian would love.
I like the solar system
I think the Darth Vader Edition Light Saber Room Light is awesome.
I like the 3D Star Theatre.
My daughter would love Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm Live Ant Habitat.
abfantom at yahoo dot com
I also love the 3d star theatre.
Thanks so much.
my son would love uncle miltons lightsaber
The ant farm revolution.
Would love this for my childs room!! They love fireworks!!!
I think the 3D Star Theater is really neat! I bookmarked this site because I think these are going to be great Christmas presents!
I like the dinosaur train hatchers.
I follow your blog on GFC, subscribe to your email and like you on Facebook! I would love to win this for my son! I also like the ant farm revolution for him! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Ant Farm Gel Colony 🙂
The lightsaber room light is really cool, I think my sons would love it
I think my nephew would love any of the Star Wars toys, especially the R2D2 Microviewer.
The remote controlled light saber is cool, we have it, my son uses it as a night light and every now and then you will here the swoosh of him changing the colors.
He would really like the Ant Farm Revolution
I also like the Dream Fairy Room Light
The Tarantula Planet spiders are very cool & creepy
I think the Illuminated Ant Farm Gel Colony is pretty cool.My son would love it.
My kids would love the 3D Star Theater
jofo120 at yahoo dot com
Wow, there really is some cool stuff to choose from on their website! I guess my favorite (aside from the “fireworks light show in my room”) is their Star Wars Science R2D2 Microviewer… I love it!
I like the 3D Star Theater®.
Ooooh… the Boba Fett Launch Lab is definitely another awesome toy!!! 🙂
I like the Star Planetarium.
moon in the room
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com
The ant farm revolution is pretty cool! my godson would flip for that or this lightshow
thanks so much for the chance!
I love Uncle Milton. I purchased “Moon in my Room” for my daughter’s 5th birthday because she loves the moon. What could be better than one in your room! I love that the lighting of the moon is so similar to the real moon and you can fix it to the natural cycle of the moon! I am so excited to try out the 3D fireworks, hopefully I may win it:) That is really the one I want to try or the “Rainbow in my Room” but I think the 3D star theater would be cool too. Pick me, Pick me:)
I like the Illuminated Ant Farm® Gel Colony®.
I think the dino poop is so funny.
Cool toys remote control light saber is a perfect gift for a nephew!
I think the Dream Fairy Room Light is pretty awesome.
davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com
I’m a preschool teacher and think my kids would love the 3d star theater =)
Love the Rainbow in my Room.
I like the RC Rat-ick!
smchester at gmail dot com
The remote control led light saber
solar system rocks thanks
I would also like “3D Star Theater”.
I like the Old Smoky Volcano
3d star theater
3D star theatre
My son would also love the Bobba Fett Launch Lab. Too cool!
Solar system looks awesome
My son would love the solar system in his room
The Dream Fairy Room Light is so cute!!
I would love the star theater
I like the solar system in my room
I also like the 3D Star Theater
boylaneely at hotmail dot com
I like the remote controlled light sabre room light. I think my son would love it!
I think the Ant Farm revolution is pretty awesome, albeit kind of creepy.
I like the Star Theater.
the star theather
3d star theatre is brilliant
I love the ladybug playground!
I followed your link to the Flower Balm topic and that one sodnus really good. It appears they have it at Amazon, so if and when a certain online survey place ever sends me the Amazon gift card code they owe me, I might try some. Between getting older and lack of foreplay, I could really use it.
i like the Dream Fairy Room Light
marygardner49 at aol dot com
i love the ant farm revolution clallen at ntin dot net
The 3D star theater is awesome! My daughter would love that
I like the remote controlled cockroach and rat.
their jedi telescope is cool!
brich22 at earthlink dot net
I also like the Back 2 Nature Bug Jug!
textbookmommy at gmail dot com
I like the 3D Star Theater.
Ant Farm revolution is something my daughter would love!
love the 3D Star Theater
I like the star wars death star planetarium.
The 3d star theater looks awesome!
winchappy @ gmail.com
I like the Ant Farm Revolution.
I like the Moon in My Room.
I also like the Mini Lightsaber DarkSide Detector
3D star theater for sure!
I also like the Back 2 Nature Bug Jug! I like the remote controlled light sabre room light. I like the 3D Star Theater. I like the Star Theater.