This is a light up Santa made from a light plastic of sorts. I think it is from the 50s. It is very fragile and when I picked up for $10 at my local antique mall I was worried it was just going to crumble. The cardboard backing it was stapled to was all push it and not supporting it like it should. So, I traced the shape of the face onto some mat board I had and cut it out. I attached it to the original backing carefully with a few paper clips around the edges. It feels some much more durable and I it's still original. I love the way it looks at night lite up on my porch.