|Techno Trousers EX-NASA|
|Appeared in|| The Wrong Trousers|
Fright of the Bumblebees
The Bogey Man
The Techno Trousers EX-NASA are a special pair of robotic pants with many properties. They were given to Gromit on his birthday by Wallace in The Wrong Trousers. The Techno Trousers have the ability to adhere to any solid surface via suction, enabling the wearer to scale the side of a wall. This however, was not their original purpose.
On Gromit's birthday, aside from a collar and leash, Wallace also gave his canine friend the specialized trousers, commenting that they were fantastic for taking Gromit on walks, though Gromit himself didn't like getting walked by the trousers, as they pulled him along by the head. Over time, though, Gromit found other, more useful jobs for the Techno Trousers, including using the wall-climbing function to paint ceilings. When Feathers McGraw came to the duo's house, he instantly became interested in the Techno Trousers.
After Gromit ran away from home, jealousy prying him away from Wallace and his new boarder, an innocent-looking penguin, the Techno Trousers were mysteriously re-wired and Wallace was trapped inside them. Wallace was forced into a tiring, self-propelled romp around town. Gromit crossed paths with a panicked Wallace, and was instantly confused at the state of the crazy robotic pants, but he did notice that McGraw was controlling them. Soon, Gromit found out that the penguin had fouled up the Techno Trousers' programming in an effort to tire Wallace out and put him to sleep for a new purpose. Upon further investigation, Gromit discovered that the penguin was actually a notorious thief by the name of Feathers McGraw, who disguised himself as a chicken in order to carry out his plans.
That night, McGraw snuck a sleeping Wallace, still in the Techno Trousers, into a local museum to lift a priceless diamond that was on display. He used the feet to climb the ceiling, enter the building (upside down) through an air vent and along the ceiling in the prehistoric hall to the diamond. After a claw in Wallace's helmet hooked the diamond, one of the ceiling tiles attached to the trousers' feet went loose and the claw activated the alarm. After a botched getaway, McGraw walked Wallace back to his house, dropped the control remote, and stowed Wallace and Gromit in a wardrobe. Gromit, however, cleverly hot-wired the trousers and made them march, ripping the wardrobe out of place and eventually breaking the doors open, allowing them to escape in order to confront McGraw. After a crazy model train chase through the house, Wallace was freed from the Techno Trousers, McGraw's train was stopped by the trousers, McGraw was captured and sent to a zoo, and the duo had collected the reward for the thief's capture. Wallace had thrown the dreaded pants into the trash, but their current location is unknown, as the pants were last seen walking away with the trash can.