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    Trump wax figure headed to Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    They’re huuuuuge. They’re big league. And one of them is coming to Niagara Falls.

    They’re the first wax figures of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, and they’ve been hand-crafted by the F/X team at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

    One was put on display last week at Ripley’s Orlando, Fla., Odditorium for a limited time, and is expected to be shipped to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in Niagara Falls in the new year, said Ripley Entertainment’s social-media specialist Suzanne Smagala-Potts.

    “We were going to have it for a very limited time in Orlando, but it’s been so popular there that they might keep it for a little bit longer,” she said.

    “I don’t have an exact answer for you (as to when it will arrive in Niagara Falls), but my best estimate would be after the new year.”

    Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unveils Wax Figures of President-Elect Trump

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    Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unveils Wax Figures of President-Elect Trump
    The first life-size wax Trump is now on display at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium; others are headed for Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks
    Orlando, Fla. (November 11, 2016) They’re huuuuuge, they’re big league and they’ve been hand- crafted by the F/X team at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

    They are the very first
    wax figures of Donald Trump. One is now on display at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium on I-Drive. It is in the lobby and can be seen and photographed for free – but only for a limited time. Just as in real life, the wax Trump is polling at about 50% – loved by some Ripley’s visitors, loathed by others.
    Ripley’s created three wax figures of the President-elect. They will go on display at Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio, Texas and Niagara Falls, Ontario. Ripley Entertainment owns and operates the three Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks.
    Ripley’s F/X team started creating the first Trump figure about four months ago.  Each is sculpted by hand by a team of artists, using photographs to create the likeness. Each figure takes about six weeks to complete.
    Win or lose, the Trump figures were destined for Louis Tussaud’s; after Tuesday’s election results they’ll now stand with other presidential wax figures.
    For images of Ripley’s wax Trump figures, visit this Dropbox.

    For more information on Louis Tussaud’s:

    Media contact:

    Frank Wolff
    About Ripley Entertainment
    Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 13 million people visit its 95-plus attractions in 10 countries each year.  In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not!Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.

    Shah Rukh Khan at Movieland Wax Museum of Stars

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    I’ve never heard of him, but Movieland Wax Museum of Stars on Clifton Hill has a new wax figure of Shah Rukh Khan. I may not have known who he was before I saw this sign, but there are a lot of people who do know and love him. He is a Bollywood actor who has appeared in more than 70 movies.

    Criminals Hall of Fame in Summer 2010

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    A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the Criminals Hall of Fame on Victoria Ave at the top of Clifton Hill. I have been there before, but it has been many years since that visit, so I was looking forward to going again. The wax museum has been in the area for a long time, but doesn’t seem to get much publicity. The only recent publicity has been a result of their admission price. For a couple of years now, they have been charging $5 or $6. It seems to have settled at $5 (although they could, of course, change it at any time). For the price, you can’t really beat it.

    The museum was much larger than I expected. After you have paid, you head off to the left and are greeted by a large wax figure of Hitler. The other wax figures you will see along the way are of similarly despicable people. There are sets showing wild west bandits, gangsters, and more “modern” killers. Each set has a sign explaining who is in the set and what crimes they committed.

    The wax figures themselves mostly looked fine, but since I don’t really know what the people looked like, all I could look at was whether they looked like people or not. That actually might be one of the best things about the Criminals Hall of Fame. When I go to Tussaud’s or Movieland, I know what the people look like, so I end up focusing too much on little things about the figure. I guess when you see certain stars so often, you end up knowing a lot about them. On the other hand, since I wasn’t familiar with the looks of most of the criminals, I wasn’t distracted by those little things.

    The lighting in the museum is very poor. This may be intentional (it adds to the criminal theme?), but it was a little uncomfortable around. The other drawback of the museum is that all of the sets are behind Plexiglas, which makes it difficult to take pictures.

    As I said above, it’s worth the price.

    I did manage to take a few pictures without too much glare. As always, you can see some of the thumbnails below, and you can see all of them along with the larger versions in the Criminals Hall of Fame in Summer 2010 gallery.

    As a side note, there are now 3,151 images in 250 galleries in the Niagara Falls Image Gallery.

    I’ve also scanned the most recent leaflet. You can see it below, or view the entire Criminal Hall of Fame 2010 leaflet here

    Movieland Wax Museum of Stars in Spring 2010 (pictures)

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    I’ve visited Movieland Wax Museum of Stars on Clifton Hill many times before, but hadn’t walked through it in the last couple of years. I’ve tweeted and posted about some new figures that were there, but I hadn’t actually seem them myself. A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to go in again, and I’ve taken pictures of the new figures. There are figures of Michael Jackson, Miley Cyrus, Twilight’s Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, Will Smith, and President and Mrs. Obama.

    As always, you can see the thumbnails below, or the full-size images in the Movieland Wax Museum of Stars in Spring 2010 gallery.

    Note: There are now 2,969 images in 241 galleries in the Niagara Falls Image Gallery.

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