Jakku Scavenger Metal Detector from Uncle Milton

Explore and uncover metal treasures just like a scavenger on Planet Jakku! Find metal and watch this real detector activate with flashing lights and authentic Star Wars sound effects. Hide coins or other metals inside the four included scavenger targets or find your own treasures! The Jakku Scavenger Metal Detector is designed after Rey’s Staff and the lightweight, ergonomic design is great for kids. Features a red LED light for nighttime explorations and a sensitivity control dial. Includes a full-color science learning poster where you can learn about the Planet Jakku, Rey, and how metal detectors work. Ages 8+ $29.99

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Star Wars Fijix Spinners from Uncle Milton

Fijix Spinners are the perfect combination of a focus device and a fun fidget toy! Very easy to spin using two hands or take it up a level with the flick of your wrist to balance and keep it spinning in one hand. The high speed and long spin time will not only keep you focused but allow for tons of tricks. Each spin is a chance to beat your own spin time or challenge a friend! Highly collectible, each side of the spinner has different graphics of your favorite characters―R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Stormtroopers. Put it in your pocket and make anytime, spin time! Ages 8+ $4.99

Available at Target and Wal-Mart. Darth Vader and Stromtroopers soon to be available on Amazon.

YN 13 YEAR Giveaway #2 – The 13 Year Hunt

This idea was sent in by a reader back in 2010 and we did it again last year for our 12 year anniversary, and it’s always fun and has a great response! It won’t be for everyone, but it will be fun for those who choose to take part.

The first thing you need to do is print out the main 13 year logo below, you will need to include this in ALL photos to verify they are your photos and taken for this giveaway. On most computers you can simply right click and print it, you can also click here for the URL to just the image for those printing from a mobile phone or device.

Okay, now look at the list of 13 obscure items below. Find each of the items you need, gather what is needed or go to a location, place the logo you printed out in front of them and take a picture. Once you have all 13 done, email the images to us at YodasnewsAnniversary@gmail.com with the subject “13 Year Hunt” – We WILL be sharing some of the pictures online and on social media, so make sure what is in your photos is okay for the public to see.

THE LIST 

1)   A receipt, food order, sign, address, subway train number, flight, etc…showing 1138

2)  A Star Wars branded grocery item

3)  Picture of you playing in a park or playground with Star Wars toys

4)  Picture of a store Star Wars display

5)  You in the gym (or home made gym) working out with a star wars costume on, with a lightsaber, etc.. 

6)  Create your own Happy Anniversary message (can be a sign, a drawing, a sculpture, anything you want)

7)  Store receipt with an “embarrassing” item on it

8)  Picture of how you browse Yodasnews.com 

9)  A Pet or pet of a friend

10) Sign or Product with something spelled incorrectly

11) In a store/mall/shopping center

12) In front of a Rogue One Movie Poster

13) Yoda Toy/Figure/Plush

There will be TWO Winners (and it is possible for the same person to win both).

The Early Bird Prize – The first person that sends in all 13 photos that are in the proper format wins a $40 Gift Card to BBTS, they are still eligible for the grand prize. We will be sharing all 13 images from the Early Bird winner, this will help others to see how it’s done! You can also click here  to see the 2016 Early Bird winners images!

Grand Prize (25 total items) – 10 Random 3 3/4″ Hasbro Action Figures from multiple lines, 2 Marvel 2015 Star Wars #1 Hasbro Toyfair Previews Exclusive Cover, 1 Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Sergeant Jyn Erso 6 Inch Figure,  10 Topps Yoda Connexions 1st Edition chips, 1 Acme Archives Star Wars Clone Wars Asajj Ventress Character Key,  and 1 Star Wars Science Item from Uncle Milton.

We will pick one random person from all the people who find all items or locations and send in 13 correct photos (early bird winner is eligible and part of the random pool the grand prize will be selected from). You must send in all your pictures before 11:59pm EST on 2/7/16.The random winner will get all 25 items listed above under Grand Prize.

Recap, you need to send 13 unique pictures and each one must include the logo above and be an actual picture – no google images or Photoshop is allowed. Have Fun and always be SAFE when taking your images!  As with all our giveaways, please click here to read the Terms and Conditions of entering our giveaways, that are located at the bottom of that page. 

 

Celebrating Our 13 Year Anniversary! Prizes All Month Long!

For the past 13 years, we have had the honor of bringing you daily news, product reviews and coverage of many conventions.   We have enjoyed sharing our love of Star Wars with you.  As our 13 year anniversary is upon us, we would like to thank both our staff and our readers.  To our staff, we are grateful for the commitment, drive, and energy that you to bring to Yodasnews. Without your tireless dedication, none of this would be possible.  To our readers, it is your dedication and loyalty that keeps alive this great franchise; it is a pleasure and an honor to share it with you.

During the month of February, we have amazing giveaways planned to thank you, our readers, for all your support over the last 13 years! 

Also, as with previous anniversaries, we are giving away prizes for both our casual readers and those who follow us on social media. Keep your eye out for special events to test your creativity, fun and competitive trivia nights, and much more. Some of the items up for grabs include Gift Cards to your favorite online stores, statues, mini busts, action figures,  and more! Over 250 prizes worth over $4,000! 

It all starts today, stay tuned for how to enter the first giveaway around 8pm EST today! If you don’t follow us on Social Media, now is the best time to do it as we will do random giveaways not posted here on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links at the top right of the website, and on this page!

Some of the items up for grabs include:

  • Five $40 Gift Certificates to BBTS
  • BOBA FETT 1/6 SCALE FIGURE (EXCLUSIVE) ESB SCUM & VILLANY 
  • Limited Edition Art Prints from Joe Corroney
  • Star Wars ‘A New Hope’ Action Figure Display Diorama
  • Darth Maul: Duel on Naboo Sixth Scale Figure
  • Kotobukiya Dagobah Yoda & R2-D2 Statue ARTFX
  • Star Wars The Force Awakens Galaxy Premiere Ticket
  • 2017 Membership Kit to Rancho Obi-Wan which includes a T-Shirt
  • Gentle Giant First Order Stormtrooper Mini Bust
  • Gentle Giant AT-AT Bookends
  • Gentle Giant Mandalorian Bookends
  • Gentle Giant Kylo Ren Mini Bust
  • Gentle Giant Leia (Hoth Outfit) Kenner Jumbo Figure
  • Gentle Giant Darth Vader Collectors Gallery Statue
  • Sideshow Collectibles Tusken Raider Sixth Scale Figure
  • Sideshow Collectibles Darth Maul: Duel on Naboo Sixth Scale Figure
  • Over 75 Action Figures From various Lines Over The Last Five Years (The Force Awakens, Black Series, Clone Wars, etc.)
  • Over 100 Topps Galactic Connexions HallMark Exclusive Trading Discs
  • Star Wars Science Items from Uncle Milton
  • And more…

You can see these, as well as, other prizes right here. Of course, none of this could be possible without the generosity and support of our Anniversary Sponsors, so be sure to check them out on our prize page and support them.

 

New Uncle Milton – Star Wars Science Items – First Look!

Star Wars Science Rey Mini Lightsaber Lab  (Toys R Us Exclusive)

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Feel like a Jedi and learn how electronics make a lightsaber work as you construct your own mini version of the lightsaber used by Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Use the blue crystal to activate its blue LED light or use the included lenses for optical experiments. Authentic lightsaber design lights-up blue and makes a great collectible for Star Wars fans of all ages.

  • Feel like a Jedi and learn how electronics make a lightsaber work as you construct your own mini version of the lightsaber used by Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Use the blue crystal to activate its blue LED light or use the included lenses for optical experiments.
  • Authentic lightsaber design lights-up blue and makes a great collectible for Star Wars fans of all ages. Battery-operated (batteries included).
  • Includes science learning poster as you learn about LED light, lasers and plasma.
  • Part of the Uncle Milton Star Wars Science brand of science-based toys and collectibles that connect the Star Wars world to our own.

Star Wars Science Rey Lightsaber Room Light (Toys R Us Exclusive)

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Feel like a Jedi and learn how electronics make a lightsaber work as you construct your own version of the lightsaber used by Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then, activate the lightsaber’s bright LED light and awesome sound effects using the included remote control. The authentic lightsaber design is over 25 inches long, lights-up blue and makes a great display on your wall for Star Wars fans of all ages.

  • Feel like a Jedi and learn how electronics make a lightsaber work as you construct your own version of the lightsaber used by Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Activate the lightsaber’s bright LED light and awesome sound effects using the included remote control.
  • Authentic lightsaber design is over 25 inches long, lights-up blue and makes a great display on your wall for Star Wars fans of all ages. Battery-operated (requires 5 AAA batteries, not included).
  • Includes science learning poster as you learn about LED light and real crystals on earth.
  • Part of the Uncle Milton Star Wars Science brand of science-based toys and collectibles that connect the Star Wars world to our own.

Star Wars Science R2-D2 Force Spinners Magnetic Lab  (Toys R Us exclusive)

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Launch and control a spinning droid using the powerful force of real magnetics!  Just pull the rip cord and launch a fast spinning R2-D2 droid. “Force Push” the droid using the magnetic controller as you perform different force experiments and learn about physics and magnetics. Use the speed rail for amazing tricks and experiments in acceleration, momentum, friction, and more. Includes R2-D2 droid, magnetic force controller, rip cord, unique 2-piece test platform for experiments, and science learning poster.

  • Launch and control a spinning droid using the powerful force of real magnetics!
  • Just pull the rip cord and launch a fast spinning R2-D2 droid.
  • “Force Push” the droid using the magnetic controller as you perform different force experiments and learn about physics and magnetics.
  • Use the speed rail for amazing tricks and experiments in acceleration, momentum, friction, and more.
  • Includes R2-D2 droid, magnetic force controller, rip cord, unique 2-piece test platform for experiments, and science learning poster. 

Star Wars Science Death Star Electronics Lab 

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Construct real electronic circuits inside the Death Star as you activate authentic light and sound effects from Star Wars movies! Complete over 20 experiments with more than 75 components as you try to make all the functions of the Death Star fully operational like activating the super laser, initiating the tractor beam, triggering the Death Star battle alarm and even powering Darth Vader’s breathing machine! It’s both fun play and real STEM learning. You can even display the light-up Death Star on your wall!

  • Construct electronic circuits inside the Death Star as you activate authentic light and sound effects from Star Wars movies!
  • The real circuit lab includes over 20 experiments using more than 70 components for hours of fun play and real STEM learning
  • See if you can make all the functions of the Death Star fully operational like activating the super laser, initiating the tractor beam, triggering the battle alarm or even powering Darth Vader’s breathing machine!
  • Authentic Death Star design lights-up and makes a great display on your wall for fans of all ages
  • Includes activity guide with full color diagrams for each experiment and educational learning on the different functions of real world electronic components

Star Wars Science Death Star Galaxy Projector

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Experience the Star Wars galaxy and Earth’s night sky up close as they come to life in crystal-clear, high resolution on your walls and ceiling! Project over 10,000 stars with brilliant clarity onto your ceiling, view all the planets in the Star Wars Galaxy, and watch your ceiling transform into an incredible scene from the famous Battle of Yavin! The high resolution optical projector has an authentic Death Star design and features ultra-bright LED light, automatic image rotation, adjustable projection angle, and auto shut-off.  Includes USB cable over 6 feet long.Experience the Star Wars galaxy and Earth’s night sky up close as they come to life in crystal-clear, high resolution on your walls and ceiling!

  • Project over 10,000 stars with brilliant clarity onto your ceiling, view all the planets in the Star Wars Galaxy, and watch your ceiling transform into an incredible scene from the famous Battle of Yavin!
  • High resolution optical projector includes ultra-bright LED light, automatic image rotation, adjustable projection angle, and auto shut-off.
  • Authentically detailed Death Star design makes a fantastic display piece for Star Wars fans of all ages
  • Includes 3 high resolution image discs, USB cable over 6 feet long, and a handheld constellation and Star Wars galaxy guide.

Star Wars Science Sith Holocron

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This is no Jedi Mind Trick! Test your Star Wars knowledge against the Sith Holocron, keeper of all Jedi knowledge. Think of any Star Wars being, location, or technology. Answer its questions and be amazed as a real algorithm with artificial intelligence guesses what you’re thinking in 20 questions. Or, if not, you win! Includes Star Wars information from Episode 1-7 movies and TV Shows. Can you outsmart the Holocron?

  • This is no Jedi mind trick, it’s the ultimate Star Wars guessing game toy. Test your Star Wars knowledge in a game of 20 questions against the Sith Holocron, keeper of all Jedi knowledge.
  • Think of any Star Wars character, location, or technology. Answer questions that appear on the light-up display. You’ll be amazed as the artificial intelligence algorithm guesses what you’re thinking in 20 questions or you win!
  • Includes information on Star Wars films 1-7 and Star Wars TV shows.  Part of the Uncle Milton collection of 20Q games and collectibles.
  • Authentic Holocron design lights-up red and makes a great display for Star Wars fans of all ages
  • Includes educational poster that explains the science of algorithms and artificial intelligence and provides real STEM learning.

 

 

Celebrating Our 12 Year Anniversary! Prizes All Month Long!

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For the past 12 years, we have had the honor of bringing you daily news, product reviews and coverage of many conventions. We have enjoyed sharing our love of Star Wars with you. As our 12 year anniversary is upon us, we would like to thank both our staff and our readers. To our staff, we are grateful for the commitment, drive, and energy that you to bring to Yodasnews. Without your tireless dedication, none of this would be possible. To our readers, it is your dedication and loyalty that keeps alive this great franchise; it is a pleasure and an honor to share it with you.

During the month of February, we have amazing giveaways planned to thank you, our readers, for all your support over the last 12 years! This year, we have over 300 prizes worth over $5,000!

Also, as with previous anniversaries, we are giving away prizes for both our casual readers and those who follow us on social media. Keep your eye out for special events to test your creativity, fun and competitive trivia nights, and much more. It all starts today, stay tuned for how to enter the first giveaway around noon EST today!

Some of the items up for grabs include:

  • Five $40 Gift Certificates to BBTS
  • First Order Heavy Gunner 1/6 Scale by Sideshow Collectibles
  • Limited Edition Art Prints
  • San Diego Comic Con Black Series Jabba The Hut
  • Hasbro Black Series Rey Figure
  • Hasbro Micro Machine Play Set
  • Kotobukiya Snowtrooper 2 Pack ARTFX
  • Kotobukiya AT-AT Driver ARTFX
  • Star Wars The Force Awakens Galaxy Premiere Ticket
  • 2016 Membership Kit to Rancho Obi-Wan which includes a T-Shirt
  • Two Gentle Giant Endor Rebel Mini Busts
  • Two Gentle Giant AT-AT Bookends
  • Two Gentle Giant Jumbo Biker Scouts
  • Two Gentle Giant Jumbo Wickets
  • Gentle Giant Zam Wessel Statue
  • Gentle Giant Star Wars Bookend
  • Over 50 Action Figures From various Lines Over The Last Five Years (Black Series, Clone Wars, etc.)
  • Star Wars Science Items from Uncle Milton
  • And more…

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You can see these, as well as, other prizes right here. Of course, none of this could be possible without the generosity and support of our Anniversary Sponsors, so be sure to check them out on our prize page. The first giveaway will kick off shortly.

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Can the Jedi Holocron Read Your Mind?

Uncle Milton, creator of the innovative Star Wars™ Science brand of toys, is getting ready to challenge aspiring Jedi in a different way. This time, Uncle Milton will be bringing the popular artificial intelligence game of knowledge, 20Q, into the world of Star Wars with the Jedi Holocron. Holocrons are artifacts that hold an indeterminable amount of knowledge, so what better way to bring the Holocron into our world, than with 20Q. Even better, Star Wars™ fans can be part of the creation of this new Star Wars™ Science Jedi Holocron! Just visit 20q.net, click on the Star Wars logo and follow the instructions. Think of any person, place, or thing based on all 6 Star Wars movies and TV series and 20Q will try and guess what you’re thinking. See if you can outsmart the Jedi Holocron! The more times you play, the smarter the artificial intelligence of the Jedi Holocron will become. Look for the Star Wars Science Jedi Holocron on store shelves beginning in Fall, 2015. Click below to play!

Can the Jedi Holocron Read Your Mind?

Uncle Milton, creator of the innovative Star Wars™ Science brand of toys, is getting ready to challenge aspiring Jedi in a different way. This time, Uncle Milton will be bringing the popular artificial intelligence game of knowledge, 20Q, into the world of Star Wars with the Jedi Holocron. Holocrons are artifacts that hold an indeterminable amount of knowledge, so what better way to bring the Holocron into our world, than with 20Q. Even better, Star Wars™ fans can be part of the creation of this new Star Wars™ Science Jedi Holocron! Just visit 20q.net, click on the Star Wars logo and follow the instructions. Think of any person, place, or thing based on all 6 Star Wars movies and TV series and 20Q will try and guess what you’re thinking. See if you can outsmart the Jedi Holocron! The more times you play, the smarter the artificial intelligence of the Jedi Holocron will become. Look for the Star Wars Science Jedi Holocron on store shelves beginning in Fall, 2015. Click below to play!