Fun With Tauntauns

tauntaunTauntauns are the Arctic kangaroos in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back that Luke and Han use while cruising the icy terrain of the planet Hoth. One of them plays a crucial role in saving Luke’s life with his warm and cozy innards. Now Gunaxin takes a look at some fun things about Tauntauns.

First, let’s look at perhaps the most creative thing made that was inspired by the Tauntaun.

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

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Kudos to ThinkGeek for creating this.

Okay, now let’s all listen carefully to this and then try to mimic it. It’s the sound a Tauntaun makes. Tauntaun audio

It’s like a sheep in pain, isn’t it?

Poor Tauntaun

Let’s check out Scott Holden’s Tauntaun costume.

Remember this Kenner Toy commercial?

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The Tauntaun also has a mortal enemy. The Wampa, aka the Abominable Snowman of Hoth.

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You can also make a cake out of the Tauntaun. Or, in this case, a wedding cake.
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If you’re a Facebook geek, you can join the Tauntaun’s fanclub.

Here are the best Tauntaun statues:

Han Solo on Tauntaun Statue
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Luke on Tauntaun Statue

413WCJ98DHL. SL500 AA280

Get more Tauntaun stuff from Amazon.