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(Gizmodo)   Got an extra $16k burning a hole in your pocket? You can now purchase your very own life size Imperial AT-ST Scout walker   (gizmodo.com) divider line 51
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2013-09-21 09:45:24 PM
I'll wait for the fully armed and operational version.
 
2013-09-21 09:51:20 PM
If it actually walked, then SOLD.
 
2013-09-21 10:04:29 PM
img.gawkerassets.com

IT'S GONNA SHOOT THE TARDIS!!!
 
2013-09-21 10:11:39 PM
16 ft is not life-sized, subby.  Any idiot knows that.
 
2013-09-21 10:13:03 PM
In before the do want chipmunk.
 
2013-09-21 10:13:32 PM
Doesn't look like it could hold a full size wookie.
 
2013-09-21 10:15:12 PM
It looks like it could fall over in a stiff breeze.
 
2013-09-21 10:23:09 PM

cgraves67: It looks like it could fall over in a stiff breeze.


I never understood the walkers, either these or the big ones. All you'd need is a big cannon, and you could knock these things over. The Rebellion could have invested in low profile tanks, mounted with big rail guns, and they could easily have slaughtered any Imperial ground force. Those big walkers aren't even scary, just big stupid targets.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2013-09-21 10:27:01 PM
For that money, he could have done the feet better.
 
2013-09-21 10:36:36 PM
When I was a kid someone in the neighborhood had a Star Wars swing set.

There was one of those 2 person swing type of seats, the ones where you face each other. Except it was for only one person, and it was a speeder bike.

The club house part of it was an AT-ST. It even had. "Control board" that made Star Wars sounds.

This is almost as cool.
 
2013-09-21 10:43:10 PM
What good is a walker that doesn't walk?

At least the giant japanese toy robot can roller-skate around. This is just a fancy jungle-gym.
 
2013-09-21 10:46:58 PM
Meh. Let me know when someone makes a life size AT-AT/Imperial Walker (20 meters x 20 meters) model. Then I'll be impressed.

Some dude tried a Kickstarter to make one a couple years ago, but obviously failed. Although he wants to make it fully operational, I'd settle for one made out of balsa wood and aluminum like this one is.
 
2013-09-21 10:47:23 PM

LectertheChef: cgraves67: It looks like it could fall over in a stiff breeze.

I never understood the walkers, either these or the big ones. All you'd need is a big cannon, and you could knock these things over. The Rebellion could have invested in low profile tanks, mounted with big rail guns, and they could easily have slaughtered any Imperial ground force. Those big walkers aren't even scary, just big stupid targets.


Actually all you need are two moderately sized logs and some rope.
 
2013-09-21 10:49:12 PM

wee: For that money, he could have done the feet better.


^
 
2013-09-21 10:50:31 PM
www.atarimuseum.com
 
2013-09-21 11:00:56 PM
Got an extra $16k burning a hole in your pocket? You can now purchase your very own life size Imperial AT-ST Scout walker  sit there

FTFY
 
2013-09-21 11:04:12 PM

poorjon: Got an extra $16k burning a hole in your pocket? You can now purchase your very own life size Imperial AT-ST Scout walker  sit there

FTFY


Thats redundant. Might as well say All Terrain AT-ST Scout Transport.

You could get the $16k from an ATM machine.
 
2013-09-21 11:11:02 PM
That's a bargain consider that the Koch Bros paid much more for the off the show room model.

profs.wisc.edu
 
2013-09-21 11:12:36 PM
How many of us, at some point or another, have actively fantasized about how cool it would be to own an Imperial AT-ST Scout walker? The answer should be "all of us."

Sorry, but no, I've never wanted to own something ridiculous like that. That's the kind of thing only a 10 year old boy would think is cool.
 
2013-09-21 11:14:36 PM

Lsherm: 16 ft is not life-sized, subby.  Any idiot knows that.


2/3 scale would be close enough if it actually walked.
 
2013-09-21 11:21:44 PM

ReapTheChaos: How many of us, at some point or another, have actively fantasized about how cool it would be to own an Imperial AT-ST Scout walker? The answer should be "all of us."

Sorry, but no, I've never wanted to own something ridiculous like that. That's the kind of thing only a 10 year old boy would think is cool.


I have a sad for you.
 
2013-09-21 11:23:21 PM

optikeye: That's a bargain consider that the Koch Bros paid much more for the off the show room model.

[profs.wisc.edu image 800x607]


Dude looks a bit Picasso-ish, poor dear.
 
2013-09-21 11:26:22 PM

katerbug72: optikeye: That's a bargain consider that the Koch Bros paid much more for the off the show room model.

[profs.wisc.edu image 800x607]

Dude looks a bit Picasso-ish, poor dear.


Its like the corner of his head is trying to escape.
 
2013-09-21 11:50:17 PM

LectertheChef: cgraves67: It looks like it could fall over in a stiff breeze.

I never understood the walkers, either these or the big ones. All you'd need is a big cannon, and you could knock these things over. The Rebellion could have invested in low profile tanks, mounted with big rail guns, and they could easily have slaughtered any Imperial ground force. Those big walkers aren't even scary, just big stupid targets.


High center of gravity = Scarier

Personally, I would have gone with a 6 or 8 legged walker like a roach. Better grip, better speed, not stopped by chasms or serious slopes, and can be easily segmented to carry troops or assault craft. Maybe a set of quad guns on the first hinge joint of every leg, just to keep aircraft off you.

I also would have had a permanent escort fleet of anti-starfighter frigates with the 1st Death Star, but that's just me.
 
2013-09-21 11:54:45 PM

ReapTheChaos: How many of us, at some point or another, have actively fantasized about how cool it would be to own an Imperial AT-ST Scout walker? The answer should be "all of us."

Sorry, but no, I've never wanted to own something ridiculous like that. That's the kind of thing only a 10 year old boy would think is cool.


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2013-09-22 12:00:06 AM

LectertheChef: cgraves67: It looks like it could fall over in a stiff breeze.

I never understood the walkers, either these or the big ones. All you'd need is a big cannon, and you could knock these things over. The Rebellion could have invested in low profile tanks, mounted with big rail guns, and they could easily have slaughtered any Imperial ground force. Those big walkers aren't even scary, just big stupid targets.


Why have walkers at all? Even a broke ass moisture farmer could afford anti-gravity tech so why not just make them fly?
 
2013-09-22 12:04:47 AM

LectertheChef: cgraves67: It looks like it could fall over in a stiff breeze.

I never understood the walkers, either these or the big ones. All you'd need is a big cannon, and you could knock these things over. The Rebellion could have invested in low profile tanks, mounted with big rail guns, and they could easily have slaughtered any Imperial ground force. Those big walkers aren't even scary, just big stupid targets.


Yeah, that shiat worked really good back in the Clone Wars, right?
 
2013-09-22 12:32:18 AM

LectertheChef: cgraves67: It looks like it could fall over in a stiff breeze.

I never understood the walkers, either these or the big ones. All you'd need is a big cannon, and you could knock these things over. The Rebellion could have invested in low profile tanks, mounted with big rail guns, and they could easily have slaughtered any Imperial ground force. Those big walkers aren't even scary, just big stupid targets.


I wouldn't even bother with the guns. Just make a ridiculously heavily armored wedge on treads, and ram them from the sides or back.
 
2013-09-22 12:47:06 AM
IIRC the JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser Tank was only $10k.

I'd need to do a cost-benefit analysis.

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2013-09-22 01:00:10 AM

JasonOfOrillia: Doesn't look like it could hold a full size wookie.


Well, I don't think the Empire had wookies in mind when they designed her.
 
2013-09-22 01:19:12 AM

LectertheChef: The Rebellion could have invested in low profile tanks, mounted with big rail guns, and they could easily have slaughtered any Imperial ground force.


Why would the rebellion spend billions on shiny blammo toys to overcome a force that could be defeated by midgets in teddy bear costumes?  What do you think they are, Americans?
 
2013-09-22 01:52:41 AM
No windows.. anyone inside would be driving blind.
 
2013-09-22 02:31:53 AM

Malacon: When I was a kid someone in the neighborhood had a Star Wars swing set.

There was one of those 2 person swing type of seats, the ones where you face each other. Except it was for only one person, and it was a speeder bike.

The club house part of it was an AT-ST. It even had. "Control board" that made Star Wars sounds.

This is almost as cool.


I had that!

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2013-09-22 02:32:33 AM

ReapTheChaos: How many of us, at some point or another, have actively fantasized about how cool it would be to own an Imperial AT-ST Scout walker? The answer should be "all of us."

Sorry, but no, I've never wanted to own something ridiculous like that. That's the kind of thing only a 10 year old boy would think is cool.


Please never invite me to Christmas. I'd hate to be the one who finds the body and have to pull your head out of the oven.
 
2013-09-22 02:38:28 AM

Zombie DJ: ReapTheChaos: How many of us, at some point or another, have actively fantasized about how cool it would be to own an Imperial AT-ST Scout walker? The answer should be "all of us."

Sorry, but no, I've never wanted to own something ridiculous like that. That's the kind of thing only a 10 year old boy would think is cool.

Please never invite me to Christmas. I'd hate to be the one who finds the body and have to pull your head out of the oven.


Just another banner farking year for the old  Bender family.
 
2013-09-22 02:40:15 AM

ReapTheChaos: How many of us, at some point or another, have actively fantasized about how cool it would be to own an Imperial AT-ST Scout walker? The answer should be "all of us."

Sorry, but no, I've never wanted to own something ridiculous like that. That's the kind of thing only a 10 year old boy would think is cool.


Well over half of all Farkers were 10 year old boys at some point or another.
 
2013-09-22 03:39:54 AM
uber humper
IIRC the JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser Tank was only $10k.


The one on Amazon was 20k.
 
2013-09-22 03:49:47 AM

wee: For that money, he could have done the feet better.


I know right.....
 
2013-09-22 05:10:32 AM

ReapTheChaos: How many of us, at some point or another, have actively fantasized about how cool it would be to own an Imperial AT-ST Scout walker? The answer should be "all of us."

Sorry, but no, I've never wanted to own something ridiculous like that. That's the kind of thing only a 10 year old boy would think is cool.


All of us were ten year old boys at one time, qualifying us under the "at some point or another".

Yes, even some of the women were, too.
 
2013-09-22 06:03:16 AM
While it definitely gives the "impression" of an AT-ST, it gets WAY too many of the details completely wrong. It's almost as if the person who built it only wanted it to be kind of like the original design. For that price I could build a much more authentic looking one. Not that I have $16k to be blowing on something like that, but if I did, I'd want it done right.
 
2013-09-22 07:31:17 AM
Actual size would be almost 30' tall and 26K Lbs.

/I'll give him $300
 
2013-09-22 08:14:01 AM
If I were Oprah-rich I'd buy it just to squash between two logs.
 
2013-09-22 08:42:17 AM
Meh.  I'll take my hand-carved wooden AT-AT from Africa any day:
i63.photobucket.com

Or maybe my bronze AT-AT, also hand crafted in Africa:
i63.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-22 08:53:27 AM

Frozboz: Meh.  I'll take my hand-carved wooden AT-AT from Africa any day:
[i63.photobucket.com image 576x432]

Or maybe my bronze AT-AT, also hand crafted in Africa:
[i63.photobucket.com image 540x395]


Why do you hate America and love child labor?
 
2013-09-22 09:52:55 AM
Frozboz:
Meh.  I'll take my hand-carved wooden AT-AT from Africa any day:
[i63.photobucket.com image 576x432]

Or maybe my bronze AT-AT, also hand crafted in Africa:
[i63.photobucket.com image 540x395]


I... Yes sir I like it.  Have a hand-painted African Star Wars movie poster in return.

starwarsblog.starwars.com
 
2013-09-22 10:51:31 AM
walyou.com
 
2013-09-22 11:03:32 AM

Frozboz: Meh.  I'll take my hand-carved wooden AT-AT from Africa any day:
[i63.photobucket.com image 576x432]

Or maybe my bronze AT-AT, also hand crafted in Africa:
[i63.photobucket.com image 540x395]


Do you keep your weed in there?
 
2013-09-22 11:15:01 AM

Ishkur: JasonOfOrillia: Doesn't look like it could hold a full size wookie.

Well, I don't think the Empire had wookies in mind when they designed her.


images.tribe.net

http://www.realmofdarkness.net/pc/calls/sw/chewbacca/lady


Karen stop it!
 
2013-09-22 01:21:00 PM

wildcardjack: [walyou.com image 600x451]


Does that come in dachshund?
 
2013-09-22 03:55:45 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personally, I would have gone with a 6 or 8 legged walker like a roach. Better grip, better speed, not stopped by chasms or serious slopes.


Ask, and ye shall receive.

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