News-Antique.com - Nov 14,2008 - Joys Flea Shop has been an eBay seller since 2001, but with the recent addition of As Seen on TV items and all new Uncle Milton educational toys, Joys Flea Shop has embarked on a new venture at its own web site.
Uncle Milton Industries is best known for its ant farms, but in the past 50+ years, Uncle Milton has become a great source for educational toys that take children into the world of the microscopic or into the reaches of outer space with telescopes.
Milton Levine and his brother-in-law Joe Cossman started their mail-order company with a small line of toys that included animal balloons, plastic shrunken heads for a car’s rear view mirror, potato shooting “Spud Guns” and dwarf tree kits.
The company had its start in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but in 1952 moved to the West Coast. That was where the brainstorm for the original Ant Farm began. They created a clear plastic habitat with green art-deco frame and stand. They wanted to avoid the appearance of a laboratory environment -- the goal was to be a fun educational experience. It was this focus on fun and the ability to mass-produce items that set them apart from all other ant habitats up to that time.
The focus on fun and a child’s education in the world around them continues with an Illuminated Gel Ant Colonyâ, Planet Frogâ, Hydro-Greenhouse 2â, and a variety of aquariums, including the Shark Reef Aquariumâ, Fish in Spaceâ, Deep Sea Jellyfish Environmentâ, and an Undersea Encounter Aquariumâ.
Through Uncle Milton toys, your child can examine the details of the world around her with the Mega View Microscopeâ or Xtreme Scope It Out Microscopeâ. Or they can venture out into the Solar System with the Night Sky Navigatorâ, Star Theater Home Planetariumâ or 3-in-1 Space Explorer Telescopeâ.
Add to that a variety of fun gadgets like Robot in My Roomâ, solar powered race cars or a remote-controlled Tarantula, and you can see why Uncle Milton has remained a popular resource for holiday shopping. Joys Flea Shop is happy to be an online source for Uncle Milton toys. There’s still plenty of time before Christmas!