Tin Woodsman of Oz (Fantasy) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:34628
Name:Tin Woodsman of Oz
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Fantasy
Date Added:November 28, 2011
Base Figure:Lex Luthor
Height:6.50 inches
In the original Oz books (for which the movies were loosely based on), the origins of the Tin Woodsman are rather gruesome. Originally an ordinary man by the name of Nick Chopper (the name first appearing in The Marvelous Land of Oz), the Tin Woodman used to make his living chopping down trees in the forests of Oz, as his father had before him. The Wicked Witch of the East enchanted his axe to prevent him from marrying the girl that he loved. The enchanted axe chopped off his limbs, one by one. Each time he lost a limb, Nick Chopper replaced it with a prosthetic limb made of tin. Finally, nothing was left of him but tin.

Essentially Nick Chopper was a man who became a machine.

(Wicked World of Oz...)

With the death of both Wicked Witches, and the fleeing of the Wizard from the Emerald City, a power vacuum has fallen over Oz. The Scarecrow, despite being hand-picked by the Wizard as his predecessor, was viewed by many in the Emerald City to have no claim to the throne of Oz. Rumors have swirled of Ozma, the original king of Oz's daughter, still being alive and captive somewhere in Oz. The witch Mombi claims to know of her location, but demands the title "Witch of the West" before she will let it be known. Dorothy Gale, with fond memories of her time in Oz, is excited when she awakens back in the Wonderful World of Oz, only to be devastated when she realizes the state of the world...the Golden Road is in ruins, a cloud of war seems to cover the land...Oz is now far more Wicked than she ever remembered.

The Tin Woodsman, her old friend, who had been dispatched to rule the Winkies in lieu of the loss of the Wicked Witch of the West, finds himself cast from his throne as Mombi forces herself into his position. Without a peaceful rule of Oz there is little hope of the world's beauty returning. The Tin Woodsman, after discovering Dorothy has returned to Oz, seeks her out in hopes that between the two of them they can find the outcast Scarecrow, and develop a plan to find and rescue Ozma and see Oz return to its splendor.


This came about as merely an experiment with paints. I was trying to get the metallic look down, and have it really stand out. So after completely disassembling the Battle Suit Lex Luthor (completely taking apart every joint and painting each piece individually), I coated the body with a Gun Metal paint, then brushed about ten coats of Steel paint over the figure, did the same for a Colossus head, used magnets and a screw to hold the head in place, then founded a random axe in my weapons box. This is what I came out with. Needless to say, though I don't think the figure is all that original, but I think the paint job came out phenomenally, and my favorite part is, there is zero paint rub on the figure.

There's no picture, but I tested the figure under a flash on the camera, and it is highly reflective...which looked kind of cool.

User Comments
NeCrollector -
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Awesome use of the Luthor figure!
I love this Tin Woodsman custom!!!
cuztomiza -
Thursday, December 8, 2011
congratulations man! awesome work and I know soon, youll be reaping Golds by the looks of your creations.
Jarred706 -
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Long way to go for that, but I appreciate it.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, December 8, 2011
story is just as amazing as the custom and now I want to read the oz books. I always liked the darker return to oz anyway. congrats on the placement also.
Jarred706 -
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Preciate the looks and comments guys and/or girls.
Voting ends for the Mechanized Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Thursday, December 8, 2011
toxinvenom -
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Love the story and the custom
yugiohcardmaker1 -
Saturday, December 3, 2011
I read the description and liked it its that it doesn't look all gruesome sorry but I gave 4 stars anyway hope theres no hard feelings
daredevil96's Sidekick Studio -
Friday, December 2, 2011
laruan -
Friday, December 2, 2011
love the way it turned out..goodwork..
Friday, December 2, 2011
nice repaint and head exchange ..nice
Patraw -
Friday, December 2, 2011
Very cool Tin Woodsman custom (that's one character that never even crossed my mind as a potential entry for this, kudos to you for picking up on it), Lex's body works suprisingly well for something like this. It would have been icing on the cake if you gave him an oil can, in addition to the axe, as another accessory.
fitzjedi -
Thursday, December 1, 2011
That story is pretty AWESOME. The paints look good here. -Fitz
Voting begins for the Mechanized Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Thursday, December 1, 2011
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