We are pleased to bring you inside our production studio. The following photos were taken during during production of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz collection:

(Photo above) Various Tin Man items on a design room table

(Photo above) A felt lower leg gets its joint mechanism

(Photo above) Molded felt torsos and legs

(Photo above) The elbow socket joint is put in place

(Photo above) Decorative rivets are applied to each glove

(Photo above) Hand procedures to the top of the Tin Man's suit

(Photo above) Many detailed assembly steps are required

(Photo above) A tray with some completed 'tin' torsos

(Photo above) The metal rivets are individually attached

(Photo above) Various sections of the Tin Man's elaborate buckram costume

(Photo above) A worker focuses on the arm sections of the suit

(Photo above) The leg sections are carefully assembled

(Photo above) A tray of completed arm sections

(Photo above) The rim of the Tin Man's hat is rolled

(Photo above) A group of completed funnel hats

(Photo above) The Tin Man's unique shoes are hand cobbled

(Photo above) The sole is attached to the bottom of the shoe

(Photo above) The face is formed of felt with a buckram foundation

(Photo above) Molding occurs in the hydraulic press

(Photo above) In the foreground: a tray of preliminary felt heads

(Photo above) A first application of gesso is applied

(Photo above) The heads are repeatedly sanded between coats

(Photo above) A coat of silver paint is applied

(Photo above) Several decorative rivets are positioned on each head

(Photo above) The mouth painting begins

(Photo above) Each feature is precisely hand painted

(Photo above) The Tin Man's face comes to life!

(Photo above) A tray of completed Tin Man heads

(Photo above) Work begins on the Tin Man's wooden axe

(Photo above) A group of rough-cut axe parts

(Photo above) The parts are carefully cut into preliminary sections

(Photo above) Each handle is carefully sanded

(Photo above) A pile of assembled axes await finishing

(Photo above) The parts are first painted with an undercoat

(Photo above) The Tin Man's axes receive their final finish

(Photo above) The tin suits go over the cotton underwear

(Photo above) The Tin Man's suit receives its detailed rust coloration

(Photo above) The heads are attached - He's alive!

(Photo above) Finished dolls are carefully packaged

(Photo above) The Tin Man officially joins the RJW collection

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