We are pleased to announce the addition of the "Tin Man™" to our exciting series based on the classic motion picture masterpiece The Wizard of Oz™
Faithfully based on the beloved character immortalized by Jack Haley in the 1939 film, the Tin Man has been brought to life by for the first time in the medium of molded felt.
The R. John Wright Tin Man is the most faithfull recreation of this character ever produced. Standing 18 inches tall, he is an all-felt doll fully jointed at the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees with the RJW ball & socket jointing system with an internal wood mechanism. Beneath his costume, the Tin Man has a realistic molded felt torso and limbs. Under his gloves, his amazing sculptural felt hands have individually sewn fingers! The character face has been finely sculpted in a true likeness and skillfully molded out of felt with hand painted features and a hand-applied metallic complexion.
Extensively researched for the utmost authenticity, the Tin Man's iconic costume has been precisely recreated in one-quarter scale. The suit is made just as the original was using several layers of buckram, a stiff fabric coated with glue. The buckram parts are bonded to silver paper and joined together with metal rivets to allow movement. The costume is accessorized with detailed gloves, a funnel hat (also crafted out of buckram), and a wooden replica of the original Tin Man's axe. No detail been spared to bring this beloved film character vividly to life as never before.
The 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 fully-licensed Wizard of Oz™ collection.
The Tin Man is available for pre-order directly from the RJW COMPANY STORE.
The online purchase price includes shipping and insurance in the domestic United States. For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office. You may also place your order request via phone at 1-802-447-7072. All orders are subject to availability.
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