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Tin Woodsman of Oz by Jarred706 Tin Woodsman of Oz by Jarred706
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.
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
I see the Lex Luthor battle suit. And the head from Duke Nukem. Well done. You turned Nick into a badass! :-)
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Jarred706 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
That head actually belonged to Marvel Legends Colossus.  Preciate it though. 
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Okay. This is the second time I've seen the Tin Man as a badass. The first was during the Oz spinoff, The Witches of Oz. Where he went up against the Nome King. And beat the crap outta him! :-)
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Jarred706 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Preciate it, I wish I still had this guy in my possession.
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
You're welcome. And what happened to him?
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Jarred706 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
After a divorce I in was unemployed and no definitive permanent residence, so I sold off all my older customs because I had no where to go with them. 
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Well, I'm certain you bounced back.
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Jarred706 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Definitely, got remarried to someone I actually like,  attending nursing school in the Fall, and my wife and I just had our first baby. Certainly on the up and up. 
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Saberstormer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
it looks awesome.. is this homemade or a toy? sorry if ignorant
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Jarred706 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
It's a custom figure made from a Lex Luthor Battle Suit figure and the head of a Colossus figure.
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