Master Chief Becomes First Ever Videogame Character Immortalized in Wax

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Epic Hero of Xbox 360'S Halo 3 Unveiled at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Saturday September 8, 7:33 pm ET

Master Chief Joins Heroes of Television and Film as the First Video Game Character to be Immortalized in Madame Tussauds' 250-Year History
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Madame Tussauds Las Vegas honored Xbox 360's Halo by immortalizing Master Chief as the first video game character to be enshrined in the world famous attraction's 250-year history. The impressively life-sized figure of Halo's Master Chief was revealed to the world by song-writer and bass player Pete Wentz of 2007 Teen Choice Award Winner and Grammy nominated band Fall Out Boy at an official unveiling ceremony Saturday afternoon.

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"For me, the launch of Halo 3 will be the entertainment event of the year. It will be as big as or bigger than any of the summer's movie blockbusters," said Wentz. "Master Chief is as much of a hero today as characters like Spiderman, Frodo and Luke Skywalker were for previous generations."
The figure was created at the Madame Tussauds Studios in London specifically for the Las Vegas attraction. Master Chief stands at an impressive 7'2" tall, with an approximate finished weight of 275 lbs. A total of 10 studio artists worked on the massive figure, dedicating an estimated 892 man-hours for the finalization of the stoic soldier. Total man-hours included 687 hours for sculpting, 168 hours for molding, and 37 hours for painting. Materials included over 1,000 pounds of clay.

"Master Chief is the first computer gaming personality immortalized by Madame Tussauds in our 250 year history -- recognizing the 'celebrity' of the Halo series that we had to capture", commented Adrian Jones, General Manager for Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.

Visitors to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will have the opportunity to see the massive figure up close and personal before the most anticipated game release of 2007 -- Halo 3, scheduled for September 25, 2007. Master Chief will be stationed at the attraction's front entrance area -- providing guests with a "disarming" greeting at the door. With its towering presence, this newest attraction at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is sure to bring out the most devoted fan base -- Halo Nation, for a personal look and photo with their iconic hero. As is Madame Tussauds standard operating procedure, guests will be able to interact with the figure for photos and a close-up look at the artistic details that bring this digital game world hero to life.
In addition to getting their picture taken with the legendary Master Chief at Madame Tussauds, Halo 3 fans will have the opportunity to purchase an array of Halo licensed products, at the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas location in addition to other gaming, specialty, and traditional retailers courtesy of Microsoft's exclusive Halo 3 licensing agent 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising.

In "Halo 3," the third installment of the landmark "Halo" trilogy and hugely anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed "Halo 2," people everywhere can take on the role of Master Chief(TM) and experience Master Chief's greatest battle as he launches an epic mission to stop the Covenant, destroy the impending Flood threat and ultimately save mankind. In this third chapter of the "Halo" trilogy, Master Chief returns to face his greatest challenge as he readies himself for a final battle that's destined to seal his place in history. "Halo 3" will be available worldwide starting Sept. 25th and in Japan on Sept. 27th, only on Xbox 360.

About Halo
"Halo 3," the final chapter in the groundbreaking "Halo" trilogy, is set to shatter day-one entertainment sales records when it is released worldwide beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25. Created by legendary developer Bungie Studios and exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, "Halo 3" will set a new standard for interactive storytelling and social gaming by engaging consumers worldwide in the epic battle of Master Chief(TM) to save humankind.

In November 2004, the world's view of video games changed forever with the release of "Halo 2," which generated a record-setting $125 million (U.S.) in sales within the first 24 hours and changed the way people think about interactive entertainment. Three years later, it remains the most-played game on Microsoft's Xbox LIVE® online gaming and entertainment network, with nearly 1 billion hours of online gaming logged to date.

About Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds is an international wax attraction that offers the public the unique opportunity to "interact" with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics. Madame Tussauds operates attractions in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York and at The Venetian Resort -- Hotel -- Casino on "The Strip" in Las Vegas. Madame Tussauds will open its newest attraction in Washington, D.C. this October, with a Hollywood location planned for 2009. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is open seven days a week. For attraction hours and pricing, please call 702-862-7800 or visit online at www.mtvegas.com.
Am I the only one thinking that other videogame figures should have had that place instead of Master Chief?
 

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It's slightly out of proportion (3inches too tall) but other than that, I really like it.

Too bad it's Vegas-only.
 
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There are definately other characters who should have been there first (Solid Snake, Mario).

Just another example of how hyped this whole thing is. No doubt Microsoft will milk Halo for all it's worth for the next ten years with spin offs and prequels etc.
 
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[QUOTE="mmcg, post: 0]There are definately other characters who should have been there first (Solid Snake, Mario).

Just another example of how hyped this whole thing is. No doubt Microsoft will milk Halo for all it's worth for the next ten years with spin offs and prequels etc.[/QUOTE]

Yea tell me about it. I still dont know why this of all games gets so much credit, its one horrible game in so many different ways. Whatever though, guess its for the kiddies.
 

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[QUOTE="Scotracer, post: 0]It's slightly out of proportion (3inches too tall) but other than that, I really like it.

Too bad it's Vegas-only.[/quote]

Wow! Thats all I can say........WOW!
 
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[QUOTE="HighPs3, post: 0]Yea tell me about it. I still dont know why this of all games gets so much credit, its one horrible game in so many different ways. Whatever though, guess its for the kiddies.[/quote]Why does it get so much credit? I don't know but it might have something to do with it getting very high review scores, selling millions and winning numerous awards.
Millions of people love the series, if it really was a horrible game nobody would love it and it would have zero hype.
 

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What happened to my short straight to the point post :lol:

Out of all the great popular video game characters, Master Chief was the one.... Too bad I can't see why.
 

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[QUOTE="Cooke_E_G, post: 0]Wow! Thats all I can say........WOW![/quote]

What can I say...I'm a perfectionist, and a massive Halo fan.

[velocity said:
]Looks good, a lifesize masterchief... I'd like to put one next to my door to guard my house. A thief would be like W00t? :grin:
Good idea...but it'd be better if you hid him in a small room, in the dark and when they opened it and could only see the visor shining back down at them....oh the hilarity :lol:

Redman_DK said:
What happened to my short straight to the point post :lol:

Out of all the great popular video game characters, Master Chief was the one.... Too bad I can't see why.
Because he tipifies everything that is good in a hero. He sees giving himself up to save humanity his purpose, that before it there was none. He thinks of everyone else before himself and even though he is a very intelligent character, he must hide it for the sake of professionalism in his squad -- that adds depth.

Man I love Halo...
 

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Despite not liking Halo, I definitely think he was the right character to go with. Even if you dont like the franchise, you have to admit, MC is one cool looking mother ****er.
(pardon my french)
 

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I think the sole reason we haven't seen this with other characters like Solid Snake, Mario or perhaps the one I'm most surprised about they never did: Lara Croft, is that they just never thought of it. Or perhaps because he's an easy to recreate character. Think about it, these sort of museums only occupy themselves with liflike statues. Types like Mario are thus ruled out, and with other characters, like Lara or Snake, the problem is that there isn't a definite, real human version of them, making them very hard to do. MC, well, he's just armor on the outside, that's a lot easier.
 

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What about Pac Man??? He so should have been the first one. Could have saved a crap load of wax too. Just roll a lump of wax into a ball and cut a mouth out - easy peezy.
 

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its a real good game thats not revolutionary at all, just it, they took a working method and made it awesome, but there getting outta hand with the whole Peter Jackson Halo, Halo Wars etc.
 
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It's Las Vegas after all, Masterchief flashing his stuff, fits perfectly with Las Vegas.
 

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I hope a lot of you realize that Madame Tussauds asks the companies if they can recreate their IPs or what-have-you, not the other way around. Thus, Microsoft didn't ask them if they could make a wax figure of Master Chief, it was the other way around. No Microsoft milking on this part (plus I'd love to have my IP made into a wax figure as highly esteemed as Tussauds).

With that said, I've been to the one in New York and I'll probably never go back again. Wax figures just plain creep me out, especially the one part where you go through the history of Marie Tussaud herself.

Although if I ever go to Las Vegas, I'll be seriously tempted to visit that one, just to see the Chief. They need a Grunt right beside him, too - that would be awesome!
 
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[QUOTE="Scotracer, post: 0]What can I say...I'm a perfectionist, and a massive Halo fan.



Good idea...but it'd be better if you hid him in a small room, in the dark and when they opened it and could only see the visor shining back down at them....oh the hilarity :lol:



Because he tipifies everything that is good in a hero. He sees giving himself up to save humanity his purpose, that before it there was none. He thinks of everyone else before himself and even though he is a very intelligent character, he must hide it for the sake of professionalism in his squad -- that adds depth.

Man I love Halo...[/quote]

LOL, right.. Big Boss and Solid Snake are greater, and of course much more realistic heroes. They even have dimension to their personalities!

[QUOTE="skarekrow, post: 0]Despite not liking Halo, I definitely think he was the right character to go with. Even if you dont like the franchise, you have to admit, MC is one cool looking mother ****er.
(pardon my french)[/quote]

Well, he has that.
 

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[QUOTE="AlternateReality, post: 0]LOL, right.. Big Boss and Solid Snake are greater, and of course much more realistic heroes. They even have dimension to their personalities!



Well, he has that.[/quote]

I agree that the games went about it in the wrong way. The books and novels can't even be compared to how they portray John. And THAT's why I wish Halo 3 was a novel, and not a game...

I don't give a **** about gaming, just Halo. GIVE ME MY STORIEZ!
 
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Other characters deserve it as well...but none of them would have looked as cool as MC. Fact.
 
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[QUOTE="HighPs3, post: 0]Yea tell me about it. I still dont know why this of all games gets so much credit, its one horrible game in so many different ways. Whatever though, guess its for the kiddies.[/quote]

Read your post, you just called Halo a horrible game. I dont mind if you dont think its worthy of the hype, but calling an obviously good series horrible does nothing but show your true colours.
 

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Wasn't Lara Croft the first?
I'm sure she was............:? or was that a Star?? in hollywood? I know it was one the Lara models that did it...........whatever :|
But I suppose MC was the easiest character to do because of the helmet
but like other ppl said, theres a lot other game characters more deserving of immortalising in wax