Did Volkswagen's New Star Wars Super Bowl Ad Ripoff This Adorable Dog?

A pair of animators in Portland made their Italian Greyhound "Bones Mello" famous when they dressed him up as an AT-AT last October. So when we saw the Volkswagen Star Wars barking dog Super Bowl commercial preview last night we assumed the pup dressed up as an AT-AT was him. The animators, however, say it's not. Now… » 1/19/12 12:30pm 1/19/12 12:30pm

The Army Had Their Own AT-AT Years Before George Lucas Invented His

Years before Lucasfilm created the AT-AT and Boston Dynamic's Big Dog terrified the world, the US Army was working with General Electric on the "Walking Truck" project, basically a large walker which was controlled by a lever-pushing operator. » 5/27/11 12:30pm 5/27/11 12:30pm

Underachieving AT-ATs

The Subaru BRAT is a great runabout but the backwards-facing jump seats are as dangerous for storm troopers as they are for everyone else and thus makes for an underachieving AT-AT. Check out Lunchbreath for the full series. [Flickr] » 4/08/10 5:30pm 4/08/10 5:30pm

Car Wars: Parking an AT-AT at the Mall

First of all, we had no idea the All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) had a Powerstroke diesel. That's pretty impressive. Nonetheless, trying to maneuver an Imperial walker out of a mall parking lot takes the kind of finesse even the Empire's elite armor assault crews aren't trained for. Then again, this guy… » 5/21/07 4:00pm 5/21/07 4:00pm