Faithfully based on the beloved character immortalized by Bert Lahr in the 1939 film, the Cowardly Lion has been brought to life for the first time in the medium of molded felt.
Standing 17 inches tall, the RJW Cowardly Lion is the most faithfull recreation of this character ever made. Beneath his costume, he is an all-felt doll fully jointed at the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles with the RJW ball & socket jointing system with an internal wood mechanism. He has a realistic molded felt torso and limbs and sculptural felt hands with individually sewn fingers. The character head has been finely sculpted in a true likeness and skillfully molded out of felt with hand painted features and inset whiskers.
The Cowardly Lion's iconic costume has been precisely recreated in one-quarter scale. The suit is fashioned of fine custom-made mohair plush in varying colors and lengths. The paws and feet of his costume include sculptural paw pads and inset resin claws. His wig is fashioned of the finest mohair combined with meticulously hand-knotted human hair. Extensively researched for the utmost authenticity, no detail been spared to bring this beloved film character vividly to life as never before.
The Cowardly Lion will be produced at the R. John Wright studio workshop in Bennington, Vermont, in a numbered limited edition of only 250 pieces worldwide. The 'RJW' brass button will be affixed to each 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 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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