Take a peek behind the scenes of our lifesized Tauntaun™ Bust!
“In a wonderful bit of movie magic, the tauntauns of Hoth™ were brought to life using amazingly fluid stop-motion miniature puppets and full-scale creature creations by one of my heroes, Stuart Freeborn, and his team. We’ve been very fortunate to spend countless hours with several of the original 1:1 tauntaun props and I’m excited to share that experience by way of this incredibly authentic life-sized bust that fans can now bring into their homes.” – Tom Spina (Regal Robot founder).
The 1:1 tauntaun creations made for the film trace directly back to legendary stop-motion animator and FX artist, Phil Tippett’s original concept sculpture (you can order our replica of that very tauntaun maquette sculpture here). While Tippett worked on the stop-motion puppets, a resin casting of the maquette was sent to the U.K. and used by Stuart Freeborn’s team as the main reference for their work creating life-sized tauntauns. Their work came to life in the form of giant puppets used for close-ups and interaction with the actors on location and in studio.
Many of the fx artists on our team worked very hard to create our replicas. Richard Riley and Ricky Vitus sculpted the head and horns in clay at full scale. Samantha Martino created the eyes, teeth and tongue. Additional sculpting, fabrication, mold and cast work was done by Patrick Louie, Nate Hernandez and Marcus Loscalzo. Ricky and Nate also applied the hair and the detailed paint and styling was done by Tom Spina and Melissa Ocampo.
We’re offering two amazing variations of this custom, numbered edition and each is made-to-order in the U.S.A. and hand crafted by the FX artists in our New York studio. Learn more below and thanks for reading!
We are Now Accepting Commissions on this Custom Creation!
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And remember, we have a whole range of Star Wars inspired decor, furniture, and replica busts and characters – so explore the site and see what else we may have to add character to your space!
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