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 faithful
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
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.