Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jean Marsh

Here is a great updated photo of Jean Marsh, who played Princess Mombi in the film.

She must still have her magical powers, has not aged!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Return to Oz on Showtime!

Thanks to our friends at the Return to Oz Archive, We got wind on the film playing on Showtime!

Here are the listings:

Tue 09/06 4:45 PM SHO BEYOND
Mon 09/12 1:00 PM SHO BEYOND
Thu 09/15 6:00 AM SHO BEYOND
Thu 09/15 3:35 PM SHO BEYOND
Fri 09/16 6:00 AM FLiX
Sun 09/18 4:30 PM SHO BEYOND
Wed 09/21 7:10 AM SHO BEYOND
Wed 09/21 1:45 PM SHO BEYOND

You can also visit Showtime's original site here:

Its great that Return to Oz is finally getting some time of Television! The next step? Blu-Ray~!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lunch Pails!

Here is another little look inside our Oz museum, Today we are looking at Lunch Pails. These pails hold delicious lunches for Dorothy and Billina. They grow on the Lunch Pail trees, and are used as weapons against wheelers & Evil Princesses.

These Pails are the are the actual props used in the film. We have a total of 4 of them, 1 is made of hard plastic, while the others are made of a few materials, Rubber, resin & Metal. These are a true rare find, the only others that exist are stored at the Disney Archives.

One of them is made of small hard plastic while the other 3 are made of rubber and metal. A great addition to the Museum!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Large Stuffed Tik-Tok

Here is another little glimpse inside the Return to Oz Museum... Today I would like to talk about this extremely rare toy from Return to Oz.

The Tik-Tok stuffed toy was manufactured by a Japanese company Heart & Heart and these toys were ONLY sold in Japan. Tik-Tok came in 2 stuffed sizes.

The small Tik-Tok measures 9 inches tall, while this Tik-Tok measures about 17 inches tall. What makes this toy so special is that this was the exact doll given to Fairuza Balk when the movie premiered in Japan!

Making this toy a truly rare piece of RTO history. Please stay tuned, more inside the RTO museum to come....

Thursday, August 11, 2011

More Replica Ruby Slippers!

Sorry for not blogging in a while. But just wanted to share something pretty cool, here are another Replica pair of the Ruby Slippers from Return to Oz!

Thanks Freddy for the Photos ;)

Please note these are not the pair in my collection, but another pair. It is exciting to see how many talented people there are out there!

More updates to come stay tuned....

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Return to Oz Figures for sale!

Just wanted to let you guys know that there are 2 rare return to Oz figures for sale on eBay right now.

These are the small figures produced by Heart & Heart of Japan.

Click on a photo below to go to the auctions:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Memorabilia Added...

Sorry this has taken a while but as promised updates were made! We just added a bunch of memorabilia to the Audio & Video Page. Each page now has the back cover available to view.

You can see the updates by clicking the following link....

More Memorabilia updates to come, we are working on updatig the entire list. So check back often.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Main Page


We have updated our Main Page image, I hope you like this one....

We also updated our memorabilia pages, you can now view them in thumbnails. More items to be added to these pages so stay tuned....

Friday, May 13, 2011


We Just added some great Desktop Backgrounds to our Interactive page. :)

Also the Cast & character logo has now changed for the better.

Stay tuned more updates to come!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Return to Oz Museum Tour.... Part 2

As promised here is another little glimpse inside the museum....

This is a One of a kind Dorothy Doll that a friend of mine made for me. I have never shown any photos of this doll before. She stands about 12 inches tall and comes with Billina and a Lunch pale.

I have a few more Return to oz dolls that are much smaller than this one. They can be viewed in this video:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Quick Little Update...

So many changes to the site, where to start. We have now completed everything up to the Interactive Oz page. Many new things were added, including more videos, so check them all out again. Here is a list of what has been updated so far:

Articles & Interviews

Behind the Scenes

Cast & Characters ( Main page only )

Fan Art

Interactive Oz

That may not sound like much but there are many sub-pages within them. We do still need to get Marketing, Memorabilia, Promotional Material, Set & costume, Surviving Props, Links, and our Contact Page updated... Well it is a work in progress and I would say we are half way through. Stay tuned for the entire site re-mastered!

The Memorabilia will take a while, but we are planning to add a bunch of memorabilia to the pages too so it will be worth the wait.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Return to Oz Museum Tour.... Part 1

Over the Next few weeks, while updating our entire website, we will also let you in on our private Return to Oz museum / Archive. This will entail showing photos and talking about the collection. And then we will end the series with a special video of the museum.

As for today I decided to start with this Stone Lion. As some of you may know, I am lucky enough to own a few original Return to Oz props. One of which is this Stone Lion. He is made out of actual concrete and stands about 2 feet tall. He was imported to the Us from the Uk.

This lion was casted into about 10 replicas which were sold on ebay and various other places. But the original resides here in our museum...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Website!

I am proud to say we now have a new look!

Over the next few weeks we are transferring the entire site over to a new format.

Our Blog has a new look too, and there are much more updates to come. But for the next few weeks check back often, all pages will be changed. Click on the link below to view the new site but remember it is under construction...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Archive Update

After some more research it turns out that the Disney Archive has a few more props that are not on Display. Here is what the Archive department said about Return to Oz:

"Yes, we are very proud to have a very comprehensive representation of artifacts from Return to Oz, including Dorothy's costume, complete with her ruby slippers, and her lunch pails. We also have the Tin Woodsman, Jack Pumpkinhead and even the Gnome King's ruby slippers. Tik Tok was on display for many years at Disney's Hollywood Studios; A Disney archivist is currently restoring him as there are plans to use him in an upcoming Archives exhibit."

How cool is that? I would LOVE to see some of these props on Display... Or even for sale... ( one can dream... )

And here is a little bonus, I found another photo of the props.

These photos have been updated on the Surviving Prop pages....

Stay Tuned for more on Return to oz.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Return to Oz Props on Display!

For those of you that don't know. The Disney company hung on to some major props from Return to Oz. They even have them on display in their Archive department in California. Here are some photos taken from the web of the props on display...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Photograph

Just got in this photograph from Germany, going to add it to the archive. But I wanted to share it with you first. I don't know why, but I have always loved the Cowardly lion from this movie...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Baum Bugle

Everyone should check out this new issue of the Baum Bugle. Winter 2010 Volume 54

There is much to do about Return to Oz!

There are interviews with Oz collectors Willard Carol, Freddy Fogarty, and Yours truly.

Also included is an updated checklist.. some of which items are not even on the site yet..

There is also storyboards of a deleted scene from Return to Oz.

To top it all off the back cover shows a wonderful painting of Tik-Tok.

Thank you Baum Bugle for remembering Return to Oz on its Anniversary year.

For more information visit their website: