Steve Jobs resurfaces in Hong Kong
Thanks to near-$200K effort by Madame Tussaud's crew
Video Days before the first anniversary of his death on October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs has reappeared – albeit in waxy tribute, not reincarnated self.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has unveiled an uncannily accurate wax figure of the man they identify as a "legendary business man, inventor and technology pioneer." The UK gadget site PocketLint reports the figure has fans "lining up to pay their own tributes."
"We are happy to give the public the opportunity to pay tribute to somebody who has helped shape their world," said Madame Tussauds Hong Kong general manager Kelly Mak when announcing the addition to Tussauds' collection of celebrity reproductions.
According to Tussauds, the Jobs figure took three months work by "a dedicated team of sculptors and hair and colour artists," and cost a hefty HK$1,500,000 (c. $193,000) to create.
As might be expected, Jobs is clad in his familiar black turtleneck, New Balance running shoes, and Levi's 501 jeans (W34, L34). The Tussaud team has also created a replica pair of the Apple cofounder's trademark rimless Lunor glasses.
Jobs joins the heady company of President Barack Obama, monarch Queen Elizabeth II, youthful Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Kung Fu star Bruce Lee, actor and "heartthrob" Bae Yong Joon, and many, many others in the Tussauds collection.
Should you care to join the fanbois and fangirlz lining up to have their photos taken with the impressive reproduction, you'll need to make a pilgrimadge to Asia: after his initial appearance in Hong Kong, Jobs will tour Madame Tussauds in Bangkok and Shanghai, but no plans have been announced for further appearances. ®