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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Straw Man From The Land Of Oz!

The little-known ABC Tv anthology series Off To See the Wizard (1967-1968) inspired a fair amount of merchandise, and one of the rarest items is the Scarecrow Halloween costume. I almost wonder if the example here is from a reissue of the costume for an October after the show was off the airwaves. It simply seems odd that the character should be referred to as the "Straw Man" (not the Scarecrow ) and as being from "The Land of Oz" (as opposed to Off To See the Wizard), so a safe bet is that Ben Cooper (the costume company) was distancing itself from the defunct show. Anyhow the "Straw Man" is here to help us along the way of our Countdown to Halloween 2017.

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