The exact reason why people feel the need to adorn their lawns and gardens with ceramic gnomes may never be known, but maybe it's a not-so-secret way to show their allegiance towards a race of tiny human-like fantasy creatures? If that's the case, why not instead display your loyalties for something a little more based in reality? Like the giant walking robot AT-ATs from The Empire Strikes Back.
An original ThinkGeek creation, this $40 (£23.50) lawn ornament is made from resin instead of ceramic, so it should mostly survive an accidental run in with a riding mower — or Snowspeeder. The effect is probably more convincing once your lawn is covered in snow come the winter, but even on green grass this somehow ends up looking less tacky than a gnome. [ThinkGeek]