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Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood Adds Captain Picard Wax Figure – Paired With Captain Kirk Figure May 21, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,TOS , trackback

Last November Madame Tussaud’s in Hollywood unveiled their wax figure of the original Captain James T. Kirk. Today Tussaud’s has expanded their Trek display with a was figure of Captain Jean Luc Picard. We have photos of the new figure below, plus a special discount offer.

 

Kirk and Picard – together again

Today Captain Picard joined Captain Kirk on Hollywood Blvd at Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood. The wax museum has provided TrekMovie with some images of their new Star Trek display.

Madame Tussaud’s moved their Captain Picard wax figure from their Las Vegas Location to their Hollywood location to pair him up with their previously unveiled Captain Kirk figure, and to enhance their Star Trek display, which includes a simulation of a TOS movie-era Enterprise bridge and a captain’s chair (which you can sit on).

Madame Tussaud’s is now the only place you can see both Captain Kirk and Captain Picard in Wax. Tussaud’s encourages visitors to sit in the Captain’s chair or sidle up to the figures for photos (no extra charge).

Madame Tussauds Hollywood is located next to the world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame. The museum contains over 100 life-like wax figures from the world of film, music, sports and politics, spread over three floors of attraction space. More info at Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood.

Special Offer $5 off

Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood has also given us a special discount coupon Trekkies can use to get $5 off when visiting the museum. Mention Trek.Movie.com and receive a special discount of $5 Off your next visit at Madame Tussauds Hollywood (good for up to six (6) Regular Same Day Adult/Child Admission*).

Shatner unveils Wax Kirk

The Star Trek display at Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood was unveiled on November 4th, 2009 with the Kirk figure. William Shatner was on hand for the unveiling and TrekMovie was there too. See our original report for more including photos. Here is video from the event.

 

* Discount does not apply to on-line tickets, combo tickets or previously purchased tickets. Cannot be combined with any other offers. No cash value. Subject to availability. Other restrictions apply.  Promo Code: 9175   Expires: 12/31/2010.

Comments

1. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - May 21, 2010

These are all pretty Kool. I wish they would also do one on the Tos bridge with the Tos Crew as well. But this is some great stuff.

2. BringBackTheShat - May 21, 2010

Great moment, although I wish the camera work was more professional. Love the Shat!

3. T2 - May 21, 2010

I was there for the Picard (which is just uncanny), the Kirk one looks cool but needs a haircut and needs the belt pulled up! It’s nice to see the refit bridge get some attention, although I’ve always favored the Enterprise bridge from ST: VI.

Next goal for the wax museum should be to add Sisko, Janeway, Archer, and Pine-Kirk.

4. Roger - May 21, 2010

The Picard is nice…but the pants are wrong.

5. NCC-73515 - May 21, 2010

Do I see silver rankpins?

6. Darkthunder - May 21, 2010

Would be awesome if they eventually include wax figures of all 5 Starfleet Captains (Archer, Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway).

7. Don - May 21, 2010

Why does the Shat have Elvis hair?

hmm…

8. CaptainDonovin - May 21, 2010

Boy they are scarry real, especally Shat’s wig!

9. THX-1138 - May 21, 2010

#4

I saw the same thing right off the bat. THIS IS A DISASTER!

10. AJ - May 21, 2010

With Kirk’s libido, I’d hate to see them in “Night at the Museum III” Yuck.

11. CmdrR - May 21, 2010

Never mind Picard’s pant cuffs. Is he sporting a ‘waxie?’

Also, Kirk’s hair looks like he borrowed it from Adrian Zmed.

Kidzin’ cause I’m lovin’.

12. Gorn Captain - May 21, 2010

The late Movieland Wax Museum in California had a TOS bridge diorama for many years. (Not 100% accurate, but more than a chair and wallpaper backdrop.) Everything was auctioned off when they closed several years back.

I wonder where those wax figures are now?

13. Robert H. - May 21, 2010

Wow. The wax figurine is more lifelike than the real deal.

14. philpot - May 21, 2010

thats the kind of scene i was expecting for Generations… (the Ent A having been thrown foward in time…or maybe the Ent D back to Kirks era)

instead of them cooking eggs and riding horses

15. Captain Conrad - May 21, 2010

#4

You have to admit it looks better than in the show.

16. Denise de Arman - May 21, 2010

Spock should be standing next to Kirk!!!

17. TJ - May 21, 2010

Discount if I go in full klingon Uniform??

18. bill hiro - May 21, 2010

Cooking eggs, riding horses, and falling off rusty bridges. I mean, why is anybody using old-fashioned chain-link chains on bridges in thr 24th Century in the first place? And secondly … gawd, its like 1994 all over again … *shaking fist impotently skyward*

19. Allen Williams - May 21, 2010

looks like CGI

20. captainedd - May 21, 2010

Wonder if they have a Malcolm McDowell figure anywhere?

21. AnotherQ - May 21, 2010

It really makes me wonder – they study and study and study
what these folks look like…go to GREAT LENGTHS to be as
accurate as humanly possible….and get the easiest Starfleet
slacks design to make…and THEY SCREW IT UP. Not one
person (and I’m sure there were many) didn’t notice?!?

Please, powers that be, find a real Trek fan and let them
quality control your work before you create the figure…it’s
not brain surgery (well, it’s not Spock brain surgery anyway).

22. CmdrR - May 21, 2010

Everyone’s obsessed about Picard’s pants. What about his hair? Or lack thereof. During the show, he was NOT utterly bald. He had fringe. Not here though. He’s Mister Clean.

23. demode - May 21, 2010

I like the lens flare effects painted on the background photo! haha…

24. Will - May 21, 2010

Please keep us updated on the pants situation.

25. ryanhuyton - May 21, 2010

To everyone who is complaining about the pants: They are tucked in at the bottom unlike how we saw Picard wear them on the show. So we don’t know for sure whether or not those are the exact pants Patrick wore. The shirt matches; there’s no reason to believe it’s any different in regards to the pants. As for the lack of hair on the wax Picard, yeah that’s a valid point. And they seem to have trouble getting Shatner’s toupee just right.

26. Jeffrey S. Nelson - May 21, 2010

Kirk hair is a bit big, but a great likeness.

27. Scruffy the Janitor/Vampire Slayer - May 21, 2010

18. bill hiro – May 21, 2010

Cooking eggs, riding horses, and falling off rusty bridges. I mean, why is anybody using old-fashioned chain-link chains on bridges in thr 24th Century in the first place? And secondly … gawd, its like 1994 all over again … *shaking fist impotently skyward*

“Brought a tear to my eye… ” Scotty, Generations

28. Boborci - May 21, 2010

I’m such a geek, but I have to go see this!

29. vantheman77 - May 21, 2010

Star Trek Generations is now immortalized in wax with Kirk and Picard.

30. Pro-Khan-Sel - May 21, 2010

@29 Yep!

31. StarFuryG7 - May 21, 2010

They should have shown Kirk in his thirties the way he looked in the original series.

Imagine the disaster if there’s ever a major power outage at Madame Tussaud’s.

32. Zebonka - May 21, 2010

Picard actually looks like him.
Kirk is somewhat close but the hair is all wrong. His toupeé in TWOK was rather more curly. Bit like Tom Jones.

33. Jay - May 21, 2010

The Kirk is Admiral Kirk from the Wrath of Kahn. This was a stipulation made by Paramount.

34. Buzz Cagney - May 21, 2010

#28 c’mon Bob, spin that writers hat in the right direction and you could see it for real, Mister!

35. Buzz Cagney - May 21, 2010

(not that I personally want cameos. Or indeed any ‘old’ alumni in 2.0. Just my preference. ;-) )

36. Buzz Cagney - May 21, 2010

#7 I think they borrowed the Elvis hair off ‘nuold Kirk’ James Cawley.

37. Magic_Al - May 22, 2010

Is Admiral Kirk bigger than life or did William Shatner shrink a lot?

38. Chuck Watters - May 22, 2010

#25 I’m glad we have you to clear everything up !

39. Holger - May 22, 2010

Lens flares in the background picture!

40. entrprs6666 - May 22, 2010

#12 I think I remember reading in a Starlog magazine about the bridge set and the figures from Movieland being purchased by a fan who then had it setup in his house. I remember seeing that display along with some other really cool ones (The Poseidon Adventure & Superman stand out in my memory) in the early 80′s. Too bad the museum didn’t survive….

41. www.chrisfawkes.com - May 22, 2010

Hope they do Spock and McCoy next.

42. Imrahil - May 22, 2010

SHOPPED!

43. Cosmo Kid - May 22, 2010

Hats off to the artists that created these Sculptured Icons!

44. wickedjacob - May 22, 2010

1:46

Is Shatner shrinking?

45. Praetor Tal - May 22, 2010

Picard’s boots are goofy. I didn’t think the pant legs were bloused in TNG era.

46. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - May 22, 2010

One word for Shatners hair tho

Bouffant !

or is he wearing a tribble?

47. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - May 22, 2010

I like the figures captures a life like image for all time!

48. Kirk's Girdle - May 22, 2010

Looks like Kirk’s “Wrath of Khan” head on his “Generations” body. His jacket is hanging funny. Now Picard’s torso and posture look very natural. All they have to do is pull the pants out of his boots. Some staffer probably saw Kirk’s pants tucked in and thought he was supposed to do the same.

49. Kirk's Girdle - May 22, 2010

Re:45 I believe the TNG cuffs were actually split to fall neatly over the top of the shoe/boot.

50. Danno - May 22, 2010

Oh good, others have noticed the bloused pants on picard. It was the first thing I saw LOL.

51. Kev-1 - May 22, 2010

They look like they’re about to play musical “captain’s” chairs. Nice likenesses (sic?)

52. Justin Toney - May 22, 2010

Looks like Shatner let them borrow one of his wigs

53. Pro-Khan-Sel - May 22, 2010

There may be a way for shatner to appear in a star trek movie, using the same technology as avatar. (the headset face scanners) for shatner to wear to make a CG kirk from any era. hmm? ?

54. Oregon Trek Geek - May 22, 2010

53 – that would be a beautiful thing. CG humans (indistinguishable from the real thing) are just about here.

And there is something amiss with Kirk’s hair on the wax figure. Can’t put my finger on it, is the length as someone suggested? Or the styling… or both…

Picard’s hair looks just about right….

55. wwiifanatic - May 22, 2010

My issue is Kirk’s uniform is simply not cut right. On the “real” uniform, the vertical flap curves much deeper inwards and the collar hugs the turtle neck tightly. Here it literally looks terrible. Such a cool looking uniform to begin with, so I have issues when they botch this. ;)

56. John Gill - May 22, 2010

I saw the Picard Wax Figure at Tussad’s in London a few years back, must have been a different one, because, even with a few faults, this one looks a lot better and more “human”.

57. ryanhuyton - May 22, 2010

#38

Glad to help in any way I can! :-)

58. Author of The Vulcan Neck Pinch for Fathers - May 22, 2010

Star Trek 2012: The Search For Picard’s Wax Pants

59. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - May 22, 2010

@53 YES Shatner to appear in STXII would be nice

BUT, after STIV his performance became a HAM parody.
He became less interested in what was happening to his crew and more interested in his parody-ham version of Kirk
he wasn’t professional and simply wanted the spotlight on himself at the expense of the integrity of the character

If we could get Shatner to distill his character from 30 years ago then that would be a monumental feat of Direction and an acceptable reason to bring his CGI character back, but ONLY for a meaningful reason.

60. Polly - May 22, 2010

Ok they made some tiny mistakes, but I have to say:

Those wax figures look so darn real its freaky

61. S. John Ross - May 22, 2010

First of all, I agree with #16.

Second of all, wax dolls are effin’ creepy. Wax museums were where folks went to visit “uncanny valley” before Robert Zemeckis decided to film his movies there.

Third of all, these particular effin’ creepy wax dolls are really well done.

62. t_mac - May 23, 2010

Kirks death was totally fine…he always knew he’d die alone…period.

63. Oregon Trek Geek - May 23, 2010

59 – I agree with you as far as ST IV and V go…. but it seems Nicholas Meyer got him back under control for VI.

62 – I’m split on this. At the time, I was ok with it. Now I kinda regret it.

But what I really wish could happen is to go back in our time machine to 1982 and tell the cast and crew to start cranking those movies out at a Harry Potter/Twilight rate. Or faster. And give us 2 – 3 times the total number of TOS cast movies by 1994. Ok, I’m a total ST geek and fantasize about time travel, but still….. and while we’re at it, still let Shatner direct, but for God’s sake burn that script!!

64. philpot - May 23, 2010

62 – yeah thats why he died right in front of Picard

65. dep1701 - May 23, 2010

In 2002 I was in England, and visited the Madame Tussaud’s museum there. At the time, the big deal was the new figure of Kylie Minogue in a short skirt, posed on a pedestal on all fours ( insert joke here ’cause there are so many to choose from ).

Anyway, there was an area called the ‘Garden Party’, and at the time there was a very lifelike Patrick Stewart, dashingly dressed in a tux, appropriately posed next to Whoopi Goldberg in a gown. Took a photo between them, but somehow lost the entire roll of film.

66. ryanhuyton - May 23, 2010

William Shatner’s best performances as Kirk came during “Star Trek” II through IV. A lot of nuances he showed with regards to his friendship with his ship and crew as well as the price he was willing to pay to get his best friend Spock back. “The Original Series” made Kirk a hero and Shatner a household name; “The Genesis Trilogy”( ST II, III,IV) humanized Kirk as well as proving Shatner can tackle dramatic scenes such as the death of Spock as well as the murder of David Marcus.

#65

I think I saw that roll of film somewhere in the Nexus…

67. ryanhuyton - May 23, 2010

Keep in mind that William Shatner was great in TOS. Its just that the movies( II, III, and IV in particular) allowed Shatner greater emotional and dramatic range.

68. Robert Bernardo - May 23, 2010

I was there a few weekends ago, and it’s true that the wax Captain Kirk is far taller than the real William Shatner (who I have been privileged to meet several times. Hey, what’s Picard doing on the STI-IV bridge?! ;)

69. Enterprisingguy - May 23, 2010

Yeah……that thing about Kirk knowing he would die alone???

He was WRONG! End of story! Sheesh, it wasn’t some sort of preordained prophecy. It was simply Kirk’s ego thinking he somehow knew how he would die.

70. Lt. Bailey - May 24, 2010

We saw the Picard figure in Vegas back in 2006 at the ST Con. The had a room in STTE by the enterance set up for photos with Picard and Guinan figures.

The last time the Patrick figure was on display in Vegas he was dressed in a suit to represent the charcater from X-Men. Now he is back in character with Kirk, just the way it should be.

71. Trojan - July 6, 2010

These wax figures look very real to me.

Although Star Trek The Animated Series is currently not cannon would be a challenge to make a Captain Robert April wax figure?

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