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Giant, fire-breathing animatronic dragon storms the Bastille (well, Nantes)

La Machine's latest animatronic puppet is a giant, walking, fire-breathing dragon that took to the street of Nantes, France for a spectacular test debut.

By 3 September 2014

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Creepy incredible: animatronics by Gustav Hoegen

Prometheus. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Doctor Who. We've always assumed these effects were CGI — until we saw this showreel by animatronics master Gustav Hoegen.

By 14 November 2012

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Martian meteorite, alien, robo-bunny head go up for bid

Here's a rare chance to own everything from an Enigma machine to a life-size alien statue when Christie's Out of the Ordinary auction kicks off.

By 6 August 2014

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Animatronic T. rex costume looks like it could eat you

Recreate your favorite scenes from "Jurassic Park" on a slightly smaller scale with an awesome and realistic baby T. rex costume.

By 3 October 2012

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Walking With Dinosaurs: Reviving the prehistoric

As Walking with Dinosaurs prepares for a monster tour of the US, we talk to the Aussie studio that creates the prehistoric beasts.

By 19 June 2014

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How the digital dinos of 'Jurassic Park' changed everything

In the early 1990s, a decision to bring dinos alive with the magic of CGI made an irreversible impact on pop culture. Here's what happened.

By 12 June 2014

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Oculus Rift to party at Chuck E. Cheese restaurants

The kid-focused pizza chain is moving up from animatronics to virtual reality with a deal to pilot test Oculus Rift headsets for birthday parties.

By 21 May 2014

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Robot dancer turns sexy into terrifying

An animatronic sculpture on display in NY combines film, installation, and performance in the figure of a curvaceous, scantily clad robot woman wearing a witch mask.

By 28 March 2014

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Airbrushing software tackles animatronics and felines

Portrait Professional 10 automatic airbrushing software gets put through its paces with the challenge of improving the looks of a fortune telling animatronic and a cat.

By 29 June 2012

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Got the 'Star Wars' collector gene? Advice on turning droids to dollars

A rare "Empire Strikes Back" action figure just sold for $11,683, but "Star Wars" collector Steve Sansweet says fans wanting to gamble on collecting might not find the gold mine they're looking for.

By 27 February 2014