Steve Wozniak's Madame Tussauds Wax Figure Revealed At Silicon Valley Comic Con

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Madame Tussauds revealed its Steve Wozniak wax figure Saturday morning at the Silicon Valley Comic Con opening ceremony. The figure will be on display at Tussauds' Comic Con booth for the entire weekend before it's moved to its San Francisco location for permanent display.

    Steve Wozniak, left, next to his wax figure, right.​

    Chris Cooper, Madame Tussauds general manager, said that the company held a vote to see which technological innovator would receive a figure. Wozniak overwhelmingly won the poll with over 60 percent of the vote, beating out other tech luminaries like Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

    When the red covering dropped it was revealed that Wozniak, who had wandered off the stage moments before, was posing next to his figure, trying to keep as still as possible. After some quick antics, which included the opening ceremonies' hosts pretending the wax Wozniak was the real Wozniak, the Apple co-founder talked about how surprised he was about the process.

    "The incredible art and precision that went into every little measured detail for about five hours," Wozniak said. "The features at every angle and the human work to make it come out realistic looking. I did not know there was so much involved, I thought you take a picture and a computer prints it out." Wozniak also said that it was an honor to have a wax figure because he had always wanted one, mentioning the wax figures of superheroes he saw in wax museums when he was younger.

    Before inviting the attendees to have fun on the convention floor, Wozniak spoke a little about his inspiration for creating a Comic Con. He noted how that when he was younger, he and the other employees at Apple didn't dress up like employees at other tech companies. They were geeks and outcasts that didn't necessarily fit in. Naturally, they looked to science fiction and superhero stories as a way of escape, and Wozniak says modern technology makes him feel like he's a part of those worlds. He noted the ability to push a button in an app and summon a car to take you somewhere as similar to a super power.

    "I love technology, it makes me feel like I'm a superhero in a way; I'm so much more powerful than I would be without it," Wozniak said. "Now the whole process is you have imagination. Things that maybe don't exist in the real world but they exist in your world, in your head. Then we have the ability to realize them, to make them real."

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  2. iLoveDeveloping macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2009
    That took a lot of wax. Luckily he isn't still at Apple or they would need a thinner version each year. Sorry, I had to say it!
  3. naeS1Sean macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Scranton, PA
  4. andigital macrumors newbie


    Oct 1, 2012
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
  6. ncbetz macrumors 6502


    Jan 9, 2016
    Texas, USA
    So notice the weight difference from the left to the right one. It looks like they added another 100 pounds.
  7. btrach144 macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2015
    lol they made his wax figure look super lumpy. Woz isn't a small guy but the wax figure looks like crap. They made his face thin as well. They also messed up the legs. Overall awful.
  8. naeS1Sean macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Scranton, PA
    A lot better than I could do…
  9. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    It's great to see Woz getting the recognition he so richly deserves. He single-handedly invented the personal computer as we know it, so he deserves just as much—if not more—recognition as Steve Jobs.
  10. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
  11. mossy macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2013
    Very cool. Didn't know which was which until I read :)
  12. User008 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2015
    Should be "... when he was younger, he and the other employees..."
  13. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2014
    I guessed which was which and was wrong lol!!
  14. brinary001 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2012
    Columbia, MO, USA
    Such a Woz assumption to make, I love him!
  15. MentalFloss macrumors 65816


    Mar 14, 2012
    Or perhaps it makes him feel like he's "a part" of those worlds, i.e. the opposite of "apart"?
    --- Post Merged, Mar 19, 2016 ---
    Thanks. When I saw a Woz article, I knew there'd be the obligatory "How Steve stacks up against Steve" post, as it is apparently impossible to recognize Woz's achievements without comparing them against Jobs' achievements in some Apple vs Orange way. I am happy we could get this out of the way within the first ten posts.
  16. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I was unaware that Madame Tussaud's was still a thing.
  17. Bubba Satori Suspended

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
    [​IMG] Needs to be lighter, thinner and with only one port.

    I'll be here all weekend.

  18. scottish macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2011
    You got those words the wrong way round.
  19. heimo macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2010
    No, words are just fine, but the damn apostrophe doesn't want to stay still.
  20. masterhiggins macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2003
  21. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    In not too long a time, the real Woz could be embalmed and take the wax figure's place.
  22. CFreymarc Suspended

    Sep 4, 2009
    The franchise is around and still gets a steady stream of tourists at most of their locations.
  23. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040


    Mar 7, 2007
    Midwest America.
    It's the whole mouth smile pushing the cheeks up...

    Not a bad likeness. I once stumbled upon the Ann Margaret statue, and backed off in shock and apologized. It was funny. So realistic, it was frightening...
  24. SystemHasFailed macrumors member


    Dec 5, 2007
    They should have done a wax figure of him back in his Apple 2 days.. when he wasn't so bloated in size and sense of self-worth..

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