Madame Tussauds Debuts New E.T. Figure
Steven Spielberg’s much loved feature film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, is about to have its 30th anniversary of the release and in honor of the occasion, Madame Tussauds have released an incredibly realistic wax figure to commorate the iconic movie.
Five Madame Tussauds locations including London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Sydney revealed the wax sculpture today featuring one of the most known scenes from the film. A mystery trail of Reese’s Pieces down Hollywood Blvd. led red hooded bicyclists, accompanied by E.T., to his new Tinsel Town Home at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. All of the figureswere created in London by using detailed information sourced by Madame Tussauds’ world renowned artists.
Nicky Marsh, Madame Tussauds Global Marketing Director, said,
“We are delighted to be welcoming one of the greatest movie characters of all time to the attraction. We’re also absolutely certain that our guests are going to love the unique opportunity to ‘star’ in one of the most famous films ever made.”
To create the E.T. wax sculpture, it was first sculpted in clay then moulded in wax. Expert colorists used oil paints to bring the character to life. The entire process took around two months and cost $80,000 to produce.
In 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial became the biggest blockbuster of the year, debuting at number one around the world. A testament to its enduring appeal, it remains one of the most successful, well-loved films for the past three decades and will continue to inspire generations to come.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is now available to own for the first time on Blu-ray.
You can see a behind the scenes clip of the wax E.T. below: