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On display at Young V&A
Imagine Gallery, Small Worlds, Case 2, Shelf 2

This object consists of 6 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.

Tauntaun

Action Figure
1981 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

1. box, card printed in colours to show the title and photographs of the toy with others from the range
2. box lining, corrugated card
3. Tauntaun, light grey injection moulded plastic with white underside
4. reins, moulded brown plastic
5. saddle, moulded brown plastic
6. leaflet detailing other toys in series


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 6 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Box
  • Packaging
  • Packaging
  • Toy
  • Animal
  • Reins
  • Saddle
  • Leaflet
Titles
  • Tauntaun (manufacturer's title)
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (series title)
Materials and techniques
injection moulded plastic
Brief description
Tauntaun; animal; Star Wars, Kenner, Hong Kong; 1981
Physical description
1. box, card printed in colours to show the title and photographs of the toy with others from the range
2. box lining, corrugated card
3. Tauntaun, light grey injection moulded plastic with white underside
4. reins, moulded brown plastic
5. saddle, moulded brown plastic
6. leaflet detailing other toys in series
Dimensions
  • Height: 135mm
  • Width: 75mm
  • Depth: 190mm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
76281 39820 (bar code) ™Trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd (LFL) © 1977 1980 Lucasfilm Ltd (LFL) CPG Products Corp. a subsidiary of General Mills Inc by its Division Kenner Products Cincinnati Ohio 45202 *on leaflet - © Lucasfilm Ltd (LFL) 1981
Gallery label
A bright centre to the universe The galaxy of the Star Wars films is enormous, and it has a lot of characters that have been made into toys. It isn’t just the star players who are duplicated in miniature. There are many toy background figures who don’t even speak in the films, like FX-7 or an Ugnaught. This variety creates a universe of play possibilities. [Young V&A, Imagine Gallery, Small Worlds, long object label](01/07/2023)
Object history
References: Star Wars; film with copyright of 1977 by Lucasfilm Ltd (LFL); The Empire Strikes Back (second of the Star Wars films); CPG Products Corp.

Designed for the mini-action figures; ages 4 and up
Literary referenceStar Wars
Other number
no. 39820 - Model number
Collection
Accession number
B.1028:1 to 6-1993

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Record createdApril 17, 2000
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