The Avengers have assembled once more, but this time in wax. Late last week, Madame Tussauds in New York City’s Times Square introduced a new Marvel experience to commemorate the theatrical debut of Marvel’s The Avengers on May 4, 2012.
The exhibit is comprised of several figures, amongst which are Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, although only the latter two are new figures for the Museum chain. In fact Hulk stands at an astounding 15 feet tall, which is almost double that of the film’s character, and while Tony Stark may be made of wax, the Iron Man suit on display is not. Captain America and Thor, however, are absolutely true to their individual film counterparts, dress in film accurate costume and patterned after actors Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans.
After visiting the gallery life-sized Marvel icons, guests of the Museum are invited to watch a 4D movie featuring several of the Marvel superheroes. The short 3D film (which ironically shares a plot point with Marvel’s The Avengers) is CG and was actually initially created for and exhibited at Madame Tussauds London.
Although the press release promises elements of interactivity in the exhibit, I didn’t manage to spot any (Thor seemed particularly attached to Mjolnir), but it didn’t seem to take anything away from the exhibit which fits right in with the rest of the museum.
Below is a gallery of photos I took while visiting the Marvel experience:
For more information on visiting Madame Tussauds New York, visit NYCWax.com