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Steve Jobs Joins House of Wax

Unknown Lamer posted about 2 years ago | from the kind-of-creepy dept.

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Hugh Pickens writes writes "The LA Times reports that Steve Jobs is about to join Barack Obama, Jackie Chan, Nicole Kidman, and Mozart at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, the tourist attraction famous for creating hauntingly lifelike sculptures of famous people. The model of Jobs, to be unveiled to mark the first anniversary of Jobs' death, is based on pictures taken of the tech innovator during a 2006 Fortune magazine shoot and shows the Apple Inc. cofounder in a relaxed position, arms crossed loosely over his chest, with a pair of silver-rimmed Lunor glasses perched on his face and wearing a black cotton turtle neck, Levi 501 jeans and New Balance trainers. The company says a team of artists spent three months working on the wax figure, inserting each strand of hair one by one into the wax head using a forked needle, and using fine silk threads to recreate the subtle veining in the whites of his eyes. The figure will remain at the Historical and National Heroes attraction of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong through November 26, before travelling on to Madame Tussauds Bangkok and then Madame Tussauds Shanghai."

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49 comments

That is amazing (2)

Murdoch5 (1563847) | about 2 years ago | (#41462275)

I'm usually don't like art but this time I have to give credit. That wax figure is simply amazing, I've seen other ones but I think this is the best wax figure ever.

Re:That is amazing (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41462561)

Why is it so lifelike? It's the real Steve Jobs.

Seriously, Madame Tussauds was so worried that Apple would file a "Look and Feel" lawsuit that they decided it was safest to use Steve Jobs' corpse rather than wax lookalike.

Re:That is amazing (2)

harrkev (623093) | about 2 years ago | (#41464451)

When viewing the art, you should still keep your hands on your wallet.

Also, this version of Jobs works great with your current eyes. However, they will be upgrading it next year, forcing you to to use smaller, more symmetric eyes. You can buy a special pair of adapter glasses for $30.

Re:That is amazing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41462631)

I usually don't like cheese, but this Velveeta is amazing.

Re:That is amazing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41463165)

I don't usually like douchebags, and this Jobs guy is no exception.

Re:That is amazing (1)

hierophanta (1345511) | about 2 years ago | (#41465481)

well done I LOL'd

Re:That is amazing (1)

O('_')O_Bush (1162487) | about 2 years ago | (#41462873)

That is because they obtained patent licenses for Jobs's Reality Distortion field.

Re:That is amazing (1)

LodCrappo (705968) | about 2 years ago | (#41464269)

It's magical. This changes everything, again.

Re:That is amazing (1)

Ed Avis (5917) | about 2 years ago | (#41464955)

I think this is the best wax figure ever.

Until a new slightly taller and lighter wax figure is released next year.

Re:That is amazing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41467007)

Taller to allow for more tumors?

Why? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41462281)

Because he owned slaves in China?

Final Indignities (4, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | about 2 years ago | (#41462311)

Pose him with a Galaxy S3 in hand.

Re:Final Indignities (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41462405)

Yeah, I'd find it bad if someone posed me with a turd in my hand too.

Re:Final Indignities (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41463277)

The only turd you'll ever get is the turd in your head.

Eat shit and die, Fanboi!

Re:Final Indignities (3, Insightful)

Savage-Rabbit (308260) | about 2 years ago | (#41462553)

Pose him with a Galaxy S3 in hand.

No, given Steve's legendary temper tantrums, posing him with an angry face and getting ready to stomp on a Galaxy S3 would be more in character. I am a minimalist myself and I admire the guy's eye for design and his nose for market opportunities but he definitely had anger management issues and he seems to have been a champion grudge holder. A thousand years ago these qualities would have made him a fine Viking beserker warlord, today they make you a top CEO...

Re:Final Indignities (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41464519)

Well, maybe he could be trying to CRUSH the Galaxy with his hand, like Vegeta (and Saiyans are kinda like Viking warlords, right?)

How many Android varieties are still out there competing against Apple, Steve?

IT'S OVER 9000!!!

Re:Final Indignities (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41470203)

And put the statue on a place reserved for disabled people...

Steve jobs (0)

Miss Emily Litella (704696) | about 2 years ago | (#41462351)

What's all this fuss over Steve jobs? The unemployment rate is too high for everyone, not just guys named Steve. My brother Emile had to change his name to Steve just so he could get a job at 7-11.

"the tech innovator" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41462353)

Some other Steve Jobs, surely?

Mexican house of wax... (1)

gwolf (26339) | about 2 years ago | (#41462359)

I don't know if they even had to wait for him to die... But he has been at the Mexican House of Wax for many months already.

Re:Mexican house of wax... (1)

gwolf (26339) | about 2 years ago | (#41462409)

Since July, at least according to kuviajes [kuviajes.com] .

Wax on wax off (1)

Spectrumanalyzer (2733849) | about 2 years ago | (#41462377)

...man, thats a bad joke.

Is old Bill in there?

Re:Wax on wax off (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | about 2 years ago | (#41462521)

Is old Bill in there?

No, but the young [neowin.net] Bill is.

It's too "much" -- not like TheSteve. They should (1)

CFD339 (795926) | about 2 years ago | (#41462383)

It's far too much detail on the surface. TheSteve wouldn't like it. They should simple do a wax image of a black turtleneck folded, on a pair of folded jeans, with a pair of thin glasses neatly folded on top.

Jobs was a little man (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41462397)

Great power but zero responsibility. He could have chosen to make a difference. He didn't. No respect for him. Good thing he's gone.

Re:Jobs was a little man (1)

jellomizer (103300) | about 2 years ago | (#41463151)

All in all, is anyone in IT really making a difference?

Bill gates is. But it is after he left Microsoft.

My idea (1, Funny)

cerberusss (660701) | about 2 years ago | (#41462427)

based on pictures taken of the tech innovator during a 2006 Fortune magazine shoot and shows the Apple Inc. cofounder in a relaxed position, arms crossed loosely over his chest, with a pair of silver-rimmed Lunor glasses perched on his face and wearing a black cotton turtle neck

... with the text "First Class A*hole" carefully embroidered in large, friendly letters.

Re:My idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41462677)

No, that'll be what they would put on yours. Maybe they'd put it on the Papa John's hat that you wear during your day job.

Re:My idea (1)

morari (1080535) | about 2 years ago | (#41463451)

At least Papa John's is a way to make a living. It's more than Steve Jobs ever did that's for sure.

Madame Tussauds is nothing special? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41462435)

There are 15 different Madame Tussauds museums (5 in Asia, 5 in Europe, 4 in N-America, 1 in Australia). Each contain hundreds of puppets of famous people.

Is it me, or is this really not newsworthy?

Making it appropriately (1)

ReallyEvilCanine (991886) | about 2 years ago | (#41462623)

I expect it to be made in a foreign country with an abysmal record on human rights by forced student labour paid 9/day.

Will it be very angular like Max Headroom or will the wax museum get a licensing deal for the rounded edges?

Copyright (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41462649)

The rounded corners of his cranium have rounded corners.

rounded corners (2)

vlm (69642) | about 2 years ago | (#41462651)

The company says a team of artists spent three months working on the wax figure, inserting each strand of hair one by one into the wax head using a forked needle, and using fine silk threads to recreate the subtle veining in the whites of his eyes.

yeah whatever. Whats important is if they used rounded corners in their design, they are soooo screwed.

Also, did you know the figurine was animated, but the battery inside wore down and they don't design those things to be opened up and have their batteries replaced, so..

android (1)

vlm (69642) | about 2 years ago | (#41462727)

shows the Apple Inc. cofounder in a relaxed position, arms crossed loosely over his chest, with a pair of silver-rimmed Lunor glasses perched on his face and wearing a black cotton turtle neck, Levi 501 jeans and New Balance trainers.

I heard they're doing the android devs too, and the android devs looked awesome, but they insisted on skinning the android guys with an extra layer of solid lead shaped into a bad kmart/walmart imitation of Steve's outfit "because the customers like it that way".

I wish the almighty GOOG would lay the smack down on that practice. I currently have a nice almost entirely stock android phone at this time and I'm worried about upgrading to "nicer" phone with the unfortunate crippling disability of an unremovable coating of "Microsoft Bob" smeared as a layer covering up the android goodness.

How ironic... (1)

Type44Q (1233630) | about 2 years ago | (#41462925)

Some of these fuckers actually belong there. No, I don't mean their wax likenesses; I mean them.

A few random thoughts. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41462953)

I don't necessarily want to know if the models are anatomically correct.

And when will we do 3D printing for wax models? Although that means 3D scanning, and other disturbing questions.

(Waits to be either modded funny or off-topic.)

Nice advert for "House of Wax" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41463155)

A slashvertisement combined with a reference to Steve Jobs.

News for nerds? It ain't stuff that matters.

This is ok...But a Steve Jobs action figure isn't? (1)

bigdaddyhame (623739) | about 2 years ago | (#41463603)

a while back after Steve Jobs died a company called inIcons tried to market a (also remarkably lifelike) action figure based on Steve Jobs.

http://inicons.com/ [inicons.com]

Apple responded by threatening legal action against the company.

How is a wax figure, soon to be pawed over and posed with by thousands of tourists, some of whom will no doubt sneak the "I'm giving this wax figure a blowjob" pose for their iphone-wielding friend, any better than that? Why isn't Apple all over this?

Re:This is ok...But a Steve Jobs action figure isn (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 2 years ago | (#41468249)

How is a wax figure, soon to be pawed over and posed with by thousands of tourists, some of whom will no doubt sneak the "I'm giving this wax figure a blowjob" pose for their iphone-wielding friend, any better than that? Why isn't Apple all over this?

I always get a kick out of people who get confused when the real world doesn't live up to the mental cartoon they've created.

I'm surprised he's not already there. (1)

JustAnotherIdiot (1980292) | about 2 years ago | (#41463929)

Love him or hate him, almost everyone knew of him.
I guess he held copyright over himself, and it expires a year after he dies? :P

next up... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41464085)

An animatronic version that Apple can put on stage for that famous "one more thing".

Where is the Realdoll (tm) version for fanboys? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41464499)

Since the Apple fan crowd is so fanatic it seems weird that there is not yet a Realdoll variant of Steve.

Expensive Travel Cost (1)

Dareth (47614) | about 2 years ago | (#41464555)

The travel/shipping expenses on his wax statue is going to be extreme. They will have to lease a new shipping truck every six months [thenextweb.com] .

Question (1)

tool462 (677306) | about 2 years ago | (#41465571)

Does the statue have rounded corners?

Is Steve Jobs image no longer protected? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41465651)

How can they do this, given the people who tried selling a Steve Jobs doll about a year ago were stopped in their tracks by threats from Apple lawyers?

Re:Is Steve Jobs image no longer protected? (1)

mfnickster (182520) | about 2 years ago | (#41465883)

Fake Steve Jobs [fakesteve.net] will be pissed that there is now competition!

Wonder what the pose will be... (1)

JoeCommodore (567479) | about 2 years ago | (#41467355)

I went to the Wax Museum at San Francisco recently, wasn't very impressed - most are not even posed as exciting as store mannequins, usually clumped together with others in a similar backdrop. Not to mention the lack of Star Trek actors (sigh).

The only one that stood out was the Norman Rockwell, done as a representation of the triple self portrait painting. I would like the see these figures in action poses - it would be way more interesting to see Harrison Ford in mid whip-crack or Steve Balmer in "developers, developers, developers" mode (or chair throwing but that wasn't photographed so It would have to be interpretation...)

For Steve Jobs, maybe holding some iDevice in front of a large rear projection of "just one more thing".

They are still collecting for Richard Stallman's (1)

Plumpaquatsch (2701653) | about 2 years ago | (#41469023)

The earwax of GNU Fanatics he demanded it to be made of is hard to store due to being so corrosive.

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