We love this awesome LEGO combination of a Star Wars AT-AT walker and a classic Volkswagen Bus. Who would’ve guessed that an Imperial war machine and an earthly hippie van could be combined so well? Called the AT-AT-VW, this brilliant creation was custom-made by Denmark-based LEGO design lead Craig Callum. Photos by Mark Stafford [via Neatorama and Laughing Squid]
Project X Zone - the mammoth tri-publisher crossover between Capcom, Namco and Sega - has debuted its first demo on the European 3DS eShop. The initial demo, "Lethal Surprise," is set in Sakura Wars' Imperial Theater stage and it features characters from Sakura Wars, Cyberbots, Space Channel 5 and Valkyria Chronicles. Show More Summary
Strategy game creator, Slitherine, unleashes Armageddon, its first Warhammer 40,000-based title. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is set during the Second War of Armageddon as players lead Imperial forces of the Armageddon Steel Legion, along with a few Space Marines, against Ghazghkull Thraka’s massive Ork Waaagh! invasion, says Pocket Gamer. Show More Summary
For several years during World War II, a branch of the Japanese Imperial Army known as Unit 731 operated a vast biological and chemical research program in the Chinese province of Manchuria. The Japanese researchers conducted blood-curdling experiments on Chinese … Continue reading ?
In happier Disney news, the parks will be offering custom 3-D printed stormtroopers with your face this summer as part of Disney Star Wars Weekends. Don't fancy yourself Imperial ion-cannon fodder? NO WORRIES, they're also selling 3-D printed versions of you frozen in carbonite. Show More Summary
Osaka’s young, conservative mayor, Toru Hashimoto, has spoken out in defense of the Japanese Imperial Army’s forced sexual slavery of some 200,000 mostly Chinese and Korean so-called “comfort women” during World War II. “To maintain discipline in the military, it must have been necessary at that time,” Hashimoto said, according ... More »
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch To this day, we’ve never quite taken in the moment when Soviet imperial rot unexpectedly—above all, to Washington—became imperial crash-and-burn. Left standing, the United States—the Cold War’s victor—seemed like an empire of everything under the sun. It was as if humanity had always been traveling toward this spot.
(TOKYO) — Japan has acknowledged that it conducted only a limited investigation before claiming there was no official evidence that its imperial troops coerced Asian women into sexual slavery before and during World War II. A parliamentary...Show More Summary
A group of Russian divers searching for sunken World War II submarines in the Gulf of Finland instead came across a ship belonging to the Imperial Russian Navy, whose sinking in 1857 remained the worst Baltic Sea disaster for almost 140 years.
After more than a decade of elective wars and nation-building projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, America's supposed imperial necessities in Syria must be suppressed, and an intervention avoided, at all costs.
CBS Sunday Morning decided to slip in a rather egregious Cinco de Mayo segment about the Mexican-American War (1846-48), in which most of the Western part of the United States was acquired under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Apparently,...Show More Summary
Just to present both sides of the story, not everyone is a fan of May The 4th -- namely, the Empire. Be educated and know what you're celebrating when you don Jedi attire and celebrate Star Wars Day from this Imperial attack educational ad.
A Royal Navy sailor on board HMS Alcantara uses a portable sewing machine to repair a signal flag during a voyage to Sierra Leone, March 1942, Cecil Beaton, English (1904–1980). © The Imperial War Museums
Happy Star Wars Day (May the 4th). Now for some physics. Here is the setup. The Imperial forces are assaulting the rebel base on the icy planet of Hoth using the impressive looking AT-AT walkers. After being shot down, Luke...
The great Peloponnesian War, undertaken, it was claimed, to bring freedom to the Greeks, began not with a formal declaration of war and a proud and open assault upon the homeland of imperial Athens, but with a stealthy and deceitful raid in peacetime by a powerful state against its much smaller neighbor. Show More Summary
Joint Statement on the occasion of May 1, 2013: In the general crisis of imperialism, prepare, initiate and develop Peoples War till communism! We welcome the international proletariat, the workers exploited and oppressed of the world, we salute the armed national liberation struggles in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kurdistan and heroic Palestine. We salute [...]
The halls of the Deathstar always seemed pretty dark. Pretty dreary, too. Not a great place to work. The Empire could have used several thousand of this Star Wars Stormtrooper Character Lamps to light the halls. This Imperial Stormtrooper is going to look great in your room. It measures about 12-inches tall. Think of him [...]
Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman's "Star Wars: Legacy" Vol. 2 #2. Ania Solo is on the run from an Imperial Knight April 24.
Richard LeParmentier, an American-born film and TV actor who spent most of his career working in England, has died at the age of 66. LeParmentier was best remembered for playing Admiral Motti, the Imperial head of Naval operations in...Show More Summary
With Rise of the Hutt Cartel finally open for business, the folks at BioWare are doing their best to educate players on the significant changes in Star Wars: The Old Republic's first expansion. Today sees not one but two class dev diaries...Show More Summary