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Life-Sized AT-AT Walker


Standing 18-feet tall, this massive AT-AT Walker looks to be straight from a Star Wars movie, minus the weapons. It was created by inventor Colin Furze, and isn't just a static sculpture, but rather a man cave of sorts, that can be entered by climbing a ladder up into the body section. Inside, you're greeted with plenty of Star Wars memorabilia, as well as a pilot's chair that has its own LCD display. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Ken Block performing insane drifting tricks all throughout London.

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Electronic Chewbacca Mask

The Star Wars Chewbacca Electronic Mask lets out a roar when your mouth opens, and it's being offered for only $17.99 (Prime Members - free 30-day trial), today only, originally $31.99. High-quality sound and clear output re-creates the symphonic balance between the temper of a mighty Wookiee warrior and a loyal, trusted friend with a heart as big as the Millenium Falcon he co-pilots with best friend, Han Solo. Just a breath unleashes the mighty roar of faithful first mate Chewbacca during high adventures through the twisting fortunes of a galaxy in turmoil. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Frog Princess Leia

Photo credit: Tanto Yensen / Bored Panda

Indonesian photographer Tanto Yensen managed to capture and up-close image of a frog with two small snails hanging around each side of its head. While many internet users claim that the frog resembles Princess Leia from the Star Wars universe, others have envisioned it as other characters, such as Ludwig van Beethoven, George Washington and more. Continue reading to see more Photoshop hilarity that ensued.

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LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack

The LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack 75138 set just might hold you over until the Rogue One release next month, as it's being offered for only $15.99, today only, originally $24.99. Features a foldout Echo Base with a rotating tower with opening hatch and flick missile, trench, Imperial Probe Droid and an Imperial stud shooter. Weapons include a blaster rifle, blaster and a blaster pistol. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on review and more information.

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Imperial Probe Droid Drone

Sure, you could buy a Millennium Falcon or X-Wing drone, but this Star Wars fanatic decided to create the world's first Imperial Probe Droid drone. "This is a build I've had on the back burner for a while, but wanted to finish in time for Halloween. It's based on the same quad I used for the Falcon 9 build (the Blade Inductrix) and is built entirely from 3mm depron foam. The whole body weighs about 50g, and the drone flies reasonably well indoors. Landing is a bit of a challenge, but I made break away mounts for the legs, in case I miss a hand catch. I'll be linking build photos and drawings in the comments section shortly," said creator and YouTube user "ajw61185". Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of paper exploding under a hydraulic press.

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Geonosis

Photo credit: Sebastien Del Grosso via Bored Panda

Geonosis is basically a rocky desert planet where battle droids are manufactured, and the site of the opening battle of the Clone Wars. All life on the planet is presumed destroyed by the Empire in Star Wars Rebels. Close to Tatooine. Sebastien Del Grosso managed to recreate this planet, along with a few others, using action figures and Photoshop. Continue reading to see more.

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Lightsaber Immersion Blender

This Star Wars Rogue One Lightsaber Immersion Blender is probably what Darth Vader would use if he actually made smoothies, and you can get one for only $39.99. Modeled after the Sith Lord's iconic weapon, wield it to blend your favorite drink or whip up soups, drinks, and sauces. Product page. Continue reading for two more pictures and additional information.

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LEGO AT-ST Walker

The LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Walker 75153 not only has dual spring-loaded shooters, but also an opening cockpit, and it's being offered for just $32.82, today only, originally $39.99. Join the hunt for rebels aboard the AT-ST Walker, featuring posable legs, wheel-activated turning top section, opening cockpit and top hatch revealing a detailed minifigure interior, dual spring-loaded shooters and elevating guns at the front. Includes 3 minifigures. Product page. Continue reading for speed build and review videos.

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LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler

LEGO's Star Wars 75059 Sandcrawler is 3,296-pieces of brick building fun, and it's being offered for only $262.98 shipped, today only, originally $299.99 (even more if you check other online auction sites). Turn the knob at the rear and steer the Sand crawler into position, lower the front ramp and offload the droids using the 2 working cranes. Luke Skywalker and his Uncle, Owen Lars, are sure to be impressed with the selection on offer: there's R2-D2, an R1-series Droid, an R2 unit, R5-D4, a Treadwell Droid, Gunk Droid and even C-3PO. Prodcut page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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Fake Star Wars

Photo credit / source: Wholesale Clearance UK

Using the Star Wars logo is bad enough, but one Chinese toy company decided to create fantasy names for all of the characters, starting with Anakin Skywalker as "Little Girl". "We acquired this stock in a bulk lot, and as a big Star Wars fan myself I had high hopes for these figures, especially considering how popular they are with children and collectors alike. The first disappointment came when we realized they were exclusively Episode One characters, as this is arguably the weakest of the six films. The second disappointment came when we realized that these were very unconvincing fakes," said Mr Baxter's company, Poole-based Wholesale Clearance UK Ltd, who received boxes of these bootleg toys. Continue reading for more.

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