The real Woz meets his Madame Tussauds' wax figure. Watch the video of the unveiling below.
Madame Tussauds San Francisco unveiled on Saturday a wax figure of Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak. The unveiling happened live on-stage at the first ever Silicon Valley Comic Con at the San Jose Convention Center.
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Wozniak’s wax figure was created after he won the public’s vote to become the next Bay Area tech visionary to be immortalized in wax. Woz beat Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX, Frank Oppenheimer of Exploratorium, Jane Metcalfe of Wired Magazine, Marc Benioff of Salesforce, George Lucas of Lucasfilm, Lawrence “Larry” Page of Google, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, and Edwin Catmull of Pixar.
Wozniak appeared next to his wax figure on stage and played dead for a couple minutes. Watch the video of the unveiling below.
“I am so honored. I have always wanted to be in a wax museum due to characters we idolize like our superheroes. You live on forever,” said Steve Wozniak.
A team of studio artists at the Madame Tussauds in London took four months to create Wozniak’s figure, which is valued at approximately $350,000.
The expert team of sculptors and artists dedicated more than two hours to capture his features, taking over 250 measurements, and spent four months to complete the 5’9” figure. Wozniak’s figure sports a functioning Apple Watch on his wrist, which shows videos and images of the process of making his wax figure.
Starting March 28, visitors of Madame Tussauds San Francisco will be able to see Woz next to Steve Jobs at its Fisherman’s Wharf location, where they both have a permanent position close to Mark Zuckerberg's wax figure.
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