Monday, April 16, 2012

Hatsune Miku Voted to be Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds, a wax museum with branches in many major cities across the global which features wax replicas of famous people, has received over 6000 requests to create a Hatsune Miku wax figure.

The Bangkok, Thailand branch of Madame Tussauds posed the question on April 12, with multiple requests to be submitted via polls on the official Madame Tussuads Bangkok Facebook page. 

With 100 different requests submitted, standing at the top in 1st place is Hatsune Miku with 6,701 votes. In 2nd place is korean pop group, Super Junior with 5,318 votes, (a thousand vote difference with the leader) closely followed by Udom Taephanich, a popular Thai comedian with 5,021 votes in 3rd place.

Why exactly Hatsune Miku is considered for a wax figure rendition abroad instead in her own home country is puzzling her fans back home. This could be due to the current branch in Odaiba, Tokyo not being fully furnished as a complete Madame Tussauds musuem yet.

However, due to increasing popularity, Madame Tussauds Tokyo is set to open a full size permanent musuem at Decks Tokyo Beach mall, Odaiba this coming Spring, 2013 with fully themed areas and Japanese heroes and A-list superstars. 

At the moment, an ongoing survey is being conducted as to feature which celebrity in the new Madame Tussauds Tokyo, with different categories such as World Leaders, Sports and Music. 

If you'd like to see Hatsune Miku is the upcoming museum, please following the link below and submit "初音ミク" in the ミューシック (Music) category, such as the example below. 

One may participant in the survey and submit desired names in their respective genres at the following link:
Please submit all full names in Japanese scripts (Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana).
Less than 5 names is acceptable too 

The survey genres are in this order.
  • World Leaders
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Televison 
  • Movie
  • Hollywood Party
Finish the survey with your contact details (optional), followed by whether you'd like to receive updates on the Madame Tussauds Tokyo progress. 

If you require further assistance, please leave a comment below. 

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