R. John Wright Presents: The Wizard of Oz Tin Man - R. John Wright, Bennington, VT

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DIRECT PURCHASE: Tin Man is available for pre-order directly from the RJW COMPANY STORE. The purchase price of $1750.00 includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States! [For overseas shipping rates, contact the RJW office.]

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e are pleased to announce the addition of "Tin Man" to our exciting series based on the classic 1939 motion picture masterpiece The Wizard of Oz

Faithfully based on the beloved character immortalized by Jack Haley in the 1939 film, Tin Man has been brought to life by R. JOHN WRIGHT DOLLS for the first time in the medium of molded felt.

Jack Haley (1898 1979) was an American stage, radio, and film actor best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. In the classic film Haley also played "Hickory", one of three farmhands that Dorothy re-imagines as the Tin Man. Before his extensive work in films, Haley starred in vaudeville as a song-and-dance comedian. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer hired Haley for The Wizard of Oz after another song-and-dance comic, Buddy Ebsen, who was originally set to play the Tin Man, had a near-fatal reaction from inhaling the aluminum dust makeup. The makeup was switched to a paste, to avoid risking the same reaction for Haley.

The Tin Man from R. John Wright Dolls is the most faithfull recreation of this character ever produced. Standing 18 inches tall, he is an all-felt doll fully jointed with the R. John Wright ball & socket jointing system with an internal wood mechanism. Under his costume, the Tin Man has a realistic molded felt torso and limbs with sculptural felt hands and individually sewn fingers! The character face has been finely modeled in a true likeness and skillfully molded out of leather (a first for R. John Wright!) with hand painted features and a metallic complexion.

Extensively researched for the utmost in authenticity, Tin Man's movie costume has been recreated in miniature out of coated buckram fabric - just as the original was! The costume is accessorized with gloves, a funnel hat, and a wood and metal axe. No detail been spared to bring this iconic film character vividly to life as never before.

Tin Man will be produced at the R. John Wright Dolls studio workshop in Bennington, Vermont, in a numbered limited edition of only 250 pieces worldwide. The 'RJW' brass button will be affixed to each doll as a lasting mark of identification and a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity will be included inside the deluxe Wizard of Oz presentation box. Subject to availability, matching edition numbers will be provided to other characters in the R. John Wright Wizard of Oz collection.

Tin Man will also be available through all RJW AUTHORIZED RETAILERS in extremely limited quantities.

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