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Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Side Kick Action Figure Uncle Milton, 2011
Day #415: June 7, 2012
Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Side Kick Action Figure Side Kick
The Soccer Player

Uncle Milton Noise-Activated Spiders
Item No.:
No. 11005
Manufacturer: Uncle Milton
Includes: Soccer ball, 3 AG13/LR44 batteries
Action Feature: Make a sound and he moves
Retail: $9.99
Availability: Early 2011
Other: Series 2

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Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Side Kick Action FigureIt looks like we're not going to have anything beyond the second series of Tarantula Planet, so be sure to give the likes of Side Kick a little extra love. The line is being clearanced out at a number of stores-- if they still have it-- and it's totally worth your while to see it. This one doesn't have any snap-on gear, but he does have giant socks with green stripes, and isn't that what you want in your arachnid toys?

So yeah, there's your soccer motif. The mostly-deco figure has a new soccer ball, plus the light-up red eyes really match the red plastic nicely. A green painted "8" matches the sock paint, and well, this is a pretty slick design. If you like soccer and tarantulas, because that's where sports and animals usually intersect.

Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Side Kick Action FigureThere's no articulation to speak of, and I would suggest getting it mostly as a gift or for yourself if you're into the ridiculous. This is pretty goofy, and sadly too few toy companies are willing to take risks with something truly off-the-wall like these guys. While I can't say it's as inspired as the pirate or the cyborg, it's just so dang goofy I would never suggest skipping it. For $5 or so, it's well worth it. For $10ish... you probably are going to want to like the design. I'm guessing it won't be super-rare down the road but who knows? Nobody's buying these guys now so they might be tough to get down the road.

--Adam Pawlus

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Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Side Kick Action Figure

See more Uncle Milton figures in Figure of the Day:
Day 277: Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Loco Ocho Figure
Day 383: Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Red Beard Figure
Day 415: Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Side Kick Action Figure
Day 428: Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet T-Bot 8000 Action Figure

See more Tarantula Planet figures in Figure of the Day:
Day 277: Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Loco Ocho Figure
Day 383: Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Red Beard Figure
Day 415: Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet Side Kick Action Figure
Day 428: Uncle Milton Tarantula Planet T-Bot 8000 Action Figure

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