Ever since watching the classic 3-D movie House of Wax with the late great Vincent Price I've found waxwork museums both a joy but also a little creepy. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has stolen a march on the rest of the world's waxwork museums by sculpting an eerily lifelike model of iPhone and Apple Mac creator the late .
The figure will go on show on from Thursday September 27 to commemorate the first anniversary of Jobs' death. The figure took a whole team of wax artists and technicians a full three months to complete. Some waxworks look better than others but at first sight this has to be one of the best.
Each hair on Steve Jobs' wax likeness was individually inserted and then styled to give it that unique Jobs' nuance. Tussauds decided to model the sculpture from a set of photographs that appeared in Fortune magazine in 2006. He will of course be seen wearing his trademark black turtle neck jumper, Levi's and New Balance shoes.
Jobs' not only created and wore iconic trademarks but became one himself. Safe to say Hong Kong won't be the only Madame Tussauds with a new Steve Jobs on show, others will soon follow. Yes soon photographs of Apple geeks with Steve Jobs will be turning up all over the net as they get up close and comfy with their dead hero.
Is it me or is there something a little distasteful about such actions? Ah! It was ever so. Tell you what save me a place in the queue!