Tinman fans, we remember it as one of the most amazing adventures ever. Emerald City was under the rule of Volcanto, the evil mountain demon who would spout molten emerald lava every fortnight. Small children were required every week to appease him. The kids would be forced by his attendants to work in the volcanoes, cleaning chambers and working as slaves. Parents, whose children had been taken, did not have the heart to flee Emerald City.
“He was a funny man you know, unlike other superheroes.” While many still debate whether Tinman can be given the ‘Superhero’ status, for his fans, he is the best of the lot. A man of steel with a warm generous heart, he was the epitome of the perfect man. And Dorothy has forever believed so. No wonder rumours are still about that maybe, he was her first love. I ask Dorothy the same thing and she chuckles. But, I do not get a denial.
“Tinman was brilliant with the bagpipes, you know. He would play all my favourite songs for me.” While most of his fans and readers will finish each of his stories believing in a super man of steel, here was someone, who at the end of her life is still deeply in love with a tin man, who, she believes, has a heart of gold.
Keep this shirt on if: You love the Wizard of Oz. And all the years of imagination it followed.
Forget about it if: You believe that there is no one greater that Super-Spider-Bat-Iron-man.
This shirt tells the world: Tin toys have human hearts.
We call this color: Spotless White Heart of Glod