BOXING LEGEND, ENTERTAINER MIKE TYSON TO UNVEIL WORLD’S FIRST
MIKE TYSON MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX FIGURE IN LAS VEGAS
ON TUESDAY, DEC. 1
New Figure to Be Modeled after Tyson’s Role in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Hangover”
On Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m., Mike Tyson will come face to face with…Mike Tyson. He will unveil the world’s first Mike Tyson wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. The figure is modeled after his star turn as himself in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Hangover.” After the figure is revealed, he will permanently be on display inside the attraction’s The Hangover Experience and positioned right next to his beloved tiger, forever trapped inside of the bathroom.
Tyson posed for the figure this spring for nearly two hours with a team of 10 artists capturing nearly 300 measurements of his athletic frame. As with all Madame Tussauds’ figures, Tyson’s figure represents his real-life size and likeness. Approximately 20 artists took nearly six months to create the figure. After Tyson posed, his measurements used for the figure were first sculpted in clay by hand and then covered in a plaster cast. Once the clay was removed from the cast, the wax was poured in and allowed to cool. Nearly six weeks were spent meticulously inserting each hair by hand, which is customary for Madame Tussauds’ studio team. Finally, the figure was fitted with acrylic eyes and teeth, while countless layers of tinted paint were applied to build up skin tones and replicate his iconic face tattoo. Similar to role in the movie, Tyson will be dressed in a shirt and jacket.
“I am truly honored to be an addition to the Madame Tussauds celebrity collection,” says Tyson. “I knew the replica of me would be of high caliber but I was blown away at the details and how much it truly looked identical to me. Side by side, it’s almost impossible to tell the difference.”
As for where Tyson’s figure will be, The Hangover Experience is Madame Tussauds’ newest themed room, based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Hangover, the popular comedy trilogy. Launched on National Hangover Day, January 1, 2015, the experience is complete with the notorious hotel room, a smashed replica of the Las Vegas Metropolitan police car and the wedding chapel as seen in the film. The room also features two additional character figures from “The Hangover” Trilogy, “Alan” (played by Zach Galifianakis) and “Phil” (played by Bradley Cooper). Madame Tussauds began creating The Hangover Experience in July 2014. The 1,100-square-foot room was created in conjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
To purchase tickets to be the first to see Tyson and Madame Tussauds’ collection of more than 100 figures, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.
ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the world-famous interactive wax attraction on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms. Relive “The Hangover” with Alan, Phil and Mike in The Hangover Experience; pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga; get on the red carpet with Sandra Bullock and fight crime alongside Spider-Man in the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows guests to take pictures, touch and get up close in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens 365 days of the year at 10 a.m. For general admission, adults (ages 13 and up) are $29.95; children (ages 4 through 12) are $19.95; children under 3 are free. For more information, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas, like on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter and Instagram @TussaudsVegas.
ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s top and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees.
Merlin has 23 attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas; Hollywood, Calif. and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Mo.; Atlanta, Ga.; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix; Kansas City; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information.
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