Last updated on June 16th, 2020 at 04:38 am
Rare 1999 Wizard of Oz Set
This collector’s item is a six-piece limited-edition figurine set based on the six main characters from the iconic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, The Wizard of Oz. The set consists of Dorothy (holding Toto), Glinda The Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Woodman (also referred to as the “Tin Man”).
The Rare 1999 Wizard of Oz Set was created exclusively for, and acquired directly from, the Warner Bros. Studio Stores Gallery (which has since closed its doors) by the famous artists Ron Lee, who passed away in 2017.
They are made of metal, hand-painted, dipped in 24K gold plate, and mounted on an onyx base with Lee’s signature and the limited-edition number (#2364 out of 2500). In addition, they each measure about 5″ tall x 2″ wide, and weigh approximately 2.5 pounds.
The Rare 1999 Wizard of Oz Set has never been displayed and is still in its original packaging. Therefore, all the figurines are in mint condition. Furthermore, throughout the years, the movie and its music have charmed the hearts of millions. With such critical acclaim, there is no doubt that this Rare 1999 Wizard of Oz Set would make anyone happy, especially collectors.
The Wizard of Oz, a 1939 classic American movie musical, is considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history and an American pop culture icon. It’s not surprising then that it was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Ultimately though it did not win for best picture. Instead, it won for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “Over the Rainbow”. Consequently, “Over the Rainbow” is also considered an iconic piece of history. It was given the Towering Song Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Additionally, in 2017, the Library of Congress entered it into the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, and artistically significant”. The American Film Institute even named it the best movie song over the past 100 years.
Furthermore, because the film has been so popular with both males and females of all ages, there have been numerous WOZ adaptations over the years including:
- The Wizard of Oz Stage Musical;
- Journey Back to Oz Animated Movie;
- The Wiz Stage Musical;
- The Wiz Movie;
- The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz Anime;
- Return to Oz Movie;
- Wicked Book Series;
- Wizard of Oz SNES video game; and
- Oz: The Magical Adventure PC/MAC video Game.
You might also be interested in our Wizard Of OZ Plate.
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