This old thin, hollow celluloid Santa Claus figure stands by himself, but has a cotton cord looped through his raised arm to hang on the Christmas tree as an ornament. These were popular stocking stuffer toys for children, purchased by parents at the Five and Dime store. The old fashioned Santa is 4-3/4 inches tall, one hand raised over his head in a friendly wave, the other holding a lantern. On his back is embossed Made In Japan.
The back of the Santa's hat has a dent (not cracked or broken, just pushed in), otherwise the figure is in excellent condition, well molded with no fading or loss of paint.