For some reason I was looking into Tauntauns and came across some things interesting, and some things funny.
Let’s start with the interesting. Most of you know about the deleted “Wampa Attack” scenes that were cut from Empire Strikes back. If you haven’t seen them, they were released to the public with an edition of the film, either a Blu Ray or DVD release. You can also find them on Youtube.
Did you know that there was some footage that didn’t make that release or was lost? A bunch of photos below show shots of an unreleased scene.
It looks like Han is talking to a Deck Officer while a medical droid examines the carcass of a Tauntaun killed by a Wampa.
That’s some cool stuff, there to set up the Wampa Attack on Echo base, which was cut from the film.
Did you know there was a Tauntaun toy in the 80s that actually had a cavity into which you could place a toy Luke?
Haha! That’s pretty crazy. Get warm buddy!
This Tauntaun costume from 2013 by Paco Allen for his four-year-old daughter took him three months to make. It’s so well done!
This one, not so well done…
We also have some Tauntaun memes.
Want to have Tauntaun sounds on cue? Don’t worry, someone has made a Tauntaun soundboard just for you.
Click here to go to the Tauntaun Soundboard. Why would anyone press spacebar?
After seeing all this Tauntaun stuff, one get’s a sense how much Star Wars has permeated into popular culture. I leave you with a great piece of art from Ralph McQuarrie, may he rest in peace.