Last month Madame Tussauds asked you, the American public, which tech icon should be the next to be depicted in wax. Competition was stiff among the ten nominees, with everyone from Elon Musk to George Lucas in the running. But the American public has decided, nay, demanded: WE MUST HAVE A WAX WOZ!
When Madame Tussauds nails a wax sculpture, they really nail it. And for Star Wars at Madame Tussauds in London, they perfectly recreated pretty much every character in the saga in such lifelike detail that it looks like the sculptors and artists are just applying makeup to the real actors in this behind the scenes…
As much quality work as clearly goes into these, you just can’t escape the uncanny valley when you star into wax Han Solo’s lifeless eyes.
Madame Tussauds wax museum in San Francisco already has wax figures of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But it’s trying to decide which tech mogul should become the next embodiment of the uncanny valley. And it wants your help!
Madame Tussauds is making a Steve Jobs wax figure to mark the first anniversary of his death. It's hauntingly realistic—just look at the pictures above—and will, of course, come complete with black cotton turtle neck, Levi's 501 jeans and New Balance 991 sneakers.
Madame Tussauds specializes in creating lifelike wax statues. But when those statues are disassembled, put on the shelf, or piled against a wall, they look like trophies in a mad scientist's lab or groaning figures from the zombie apocalypse.