Busan’s Very Own Madame Tussauds

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Is there anything more thrilling than standing next to a wax figure of a celebrity? Say, Lady Gaga? Of course not, what a stupid question! Wax museums are among humanity’s most transcendent achievements, allowing us to indulge in fawning celebrity worship without the actual physical presence of the celebrity! There’s nothing the least bit ridiculous about that. Nothing; right, Gaga?

Isn’t that right, m’lady? … Gaga? [poke] Oh that’s right, you’re wax, hahahahahahhahaha!! You just look so realistic, hahahah! Hah. Hehm.

We were among the first to visit the new Madame Tussauds, which just opened on the sixth floor of the Shinsegae Department Store. Because we love wax figures so much that we simply must be the first ones to see them… or because we just happened to be walking by and noticed it. This is a temporary exhibit, though there’s a chance it will become permanent. Madame Tussauds’ website threatens the good people of Busan, thusly:

Even though this is a temporary attraction, if South Korean residents and international visitors enjoy it as much as the other 13 Madame Tussauds attractions around the world, then we will look at making it a permanent feature in the future.

Hear that, South Korea? You better get to worshipping wax figures of Western celebrities or the huffy Madame will take her toys away! Entrance to the rather small exhibit costs a whopping ?9000 ($8.10), which is about the same price you pay for four hours at Spa Land (also in Shinsegae).

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Nora

    One rarely sees close-ups of these figures; thanks for yours. They’re beautiful!

  2. Christopher

    To be honest, I think that a day at the spa would leave me less creeped out than this. The photos are awesome… but wax figures make me shiver. Perhaps there was a Vincent Price 3-D movie in my past? Uhhh, yep: http://is.gd/h2pBjZ

  3. Preemie Maboroshi

    I think it would be cool if Madame Tussaud’s and Star Magazine got together to make a “Worst Beach Bodies Wax Museum.” That way you could get up close and personal with the worst celebrity bodies on the beach.I really love the Audrey Hepburn photo. The Lady Gaga one is cool, too. I like the two Oscars and mirror, with Brad and Angelina in the reflection. Funny. And the one where the girl is feeling Obama’s face. 

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