Marking the upcoming one year anniversary of the his death, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has unveiled a new Steve Jobs wax figure that, unsurprisingly, looks strikingly realistic.

The statue costs just shy of $200,000 to create, and is the result of three months work from a dedicated team of sculptors. The figure will be officially revealed on September 27th, 2012, at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, prior to touring other locations in Asia.

An incredible amount of work goes into the creative process for each wax figure, and the Apple co-founder’s likeness is no exception:

The techniques used to create the figure are extremely technology free, using the same tools and methods first employed by Madame Tussaud herself over two hundred years ago. The sculptors have anatomical knowledge to ensure every bone, muscle and tendon is replicated correctly according to the pose. When the clay sculpture is formed, each strand of hair is inserted one by one into the wax head by hand using a forked needle. Once complete, the hair is washed, cut and styled. Moreover, each iris is hand painted using gouache, and veining is added to the whites of the eyes with fine silk threads.

Currently, there are no details on whether or not the statue will tour outside of Asia, but given Jobs’ worldwide popularity, it would be surprising if it didn’t.

Do you think it looks realistic?

Thanks, ravirajm.

  • Johnny manidis

    Oh god, they’ll probably start bringing him out at keynotes from now on…

    • Dlevi309

      cant wait…..O_O

  • He’ll be WTF when I show iPhone 5 in front of him.

    • Kurt

      he will say, “i phone 4 design again?”

      • Liu Zhenyu

        Watch your panty hole fuckdroid, i have enough of your fagdroid trolling on this blog, go piss around at your dick android blog and stop wasting seconds of your life making unoriginal comments on iPhones.

      • Kurt

        i don’t own, nor have i ever owned any android devices. don’t you think you are a bit weird? re-read what you wrote. think about why you are so upset. what’s wrong with your life that you take this personally. if you need someone to talk to let me know. i see you may need it. let me know!

      • Some people always take jokes seriously, come on 🙂
        I like Apple products btw, but I’m neither ifanboy nor fandriod

  • Ultra realistic. And the most crazy thing is that the lady in the first pic, painting the skin, looks like Steve Jobs wife…

  • Dan

    Those things usually look pretty bad, but this one looks spot on!

  • Looks just like him.

  • Miras safadi

    the first time i saw the picture i thought it really was Steve!!

  • copolii

    Looks so real … I wonder if this one will patent prior art too!