Irvin Kershner riding Tauntaun prop
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Director Irvin Kershner riding Tauntaun prop (Geek With Curves)

When you watched Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back did you secretly wish you could ride your own Tauntaun? With the "Polar Vortex" turning the U.S. into Hoth we just might be commuting in these smelly beasts. Till then, here are a few ways you can ride an eco-friendly Tauntaun.

1. Make Your Own Tauntaun Costume* (Via Instructables)
*Billy Dee Williams not included

2. Tauntaun Sleeping Bag (Via ThinkGeek)

3. Best Tauntaun Costume Ever (via Craziest Gadgets)

4. Rocking Tauntaun (via Reddit)

"Rocking Taun Taun [sic] my friend made for some expecting parents"

5. Tauntaun Hobby Horse (via Funniest Gadgets)

6. Inflatable Tauntaun Costume (via Halloween Costumes)

7. Rocking Tauntaun (via Neatorama)

8. Buy a Slightly Used Tauntaun (via O Canada)

Would you want to ride a Tauntaun? What would you do with yours?

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This is a great list!
I am upset that I can not purchase Billy Dee Williams! At least we have his music.

Rusty Carl said...

Number 3 is amazing! How in the world did they make that?

Pat Dilloway said...

Does the inflatable one include guts that go oozing out when you open the bag up? "I thought they smelled bad...on the outside!"

jeremy [retro] said...

that was my question... too!

Clarissa Draper said...

One of the best scenes in that series was when they cut open the creature and Hans Solo stuffed Luke Skywalker inside. How cool and gross at the same time.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It is amazing Rusty! Make sure you click through the link to see him walking in stilts.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Maybe he'll go on sale after Episode VII David.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It is indeed Clarissa. Especially the sound effects. Ewwwwww.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It is Alex. I don't think I'd be wearing that one.

Maurice Mitchell said...


Tony Laplume said...

Buy a slightly used one, please!


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