A new wax figure of Steve Jobs will be showcased by Madame Tussauds Hong Kong later this month to commemorate the first anniversary of his death.
The eerily life-like figure was crafted over a three month period by an entire team of sculptors and artists in order to achieve an amazingly accurate appearance. The most labor-intensive part of the likeness was focused on the hair — each strand is inserted one by one into the wax head before it's washed, cut and styled.
Inspired by images taken form a 2006 Fortune Magazine photo shoot — Jobs will be dressed in his trademark black mock-turtleneck, Levi's 501 Jeans and New Balance sneakers. One Madame Tussauds artist took great care in recreating Jobs' custom-made Lunor eyeglasses for the figure to wear.
Madame Tussauds is set to display Steve Jobs in wax on September 27, when Apple's co-founder will be added to the museum's National Heroes attraction and remain on display until November 26 — before being shuffled off to other locations.
According to Madame Tussauds, there are “No ropes or barriers between you and your favorite stars.” Which is code for “bring your cameras people” — the shameless photo opportunities will be endless.