The all-knowing animatronic fortune-telling machine that has made iconic appearances in hundreds of locations and in homes around the world. Zoltar inspires nostalgia for many who encounter him. Olaf Stanton and his team at Characters Unlimited build every Zoltar by hand in his shop in Boulder City, Nevada. Zoltar is a trademark owned by Characters Unlimited Inc. Each Zoltar® machine is handmade in the Characters Unlimited Inc. workshop. (source: Zoltar/Characters Unlimited) A fortuneteller machine is a type of amusement, which upon receiving credit gives out a card with a prediction of the reader's future.