Benedict Cumberbatch’s wax figure is insanely, eerily realistic & life-like


Over the summer, Madame Tussauds released some photos of Benedict Cumberbatch sitting for measurements and photos at their studio in London. Madame Tussauds had decided it was high time for Bendy to get his own dashing wax figure, and to his credit, Benedict agreed to sit for all of the measurements. THIS is the result. Madame Tussauds have put out their new Cumberfigure and it is crazy life-like.

I usually look through the photos we have the latest wax figures, and let me tell you… Madame Tussauds usually messes up the living celebrities. Their Duchess Kate wax figure looks like Tamara Ecclestone. The Angelina Jolie wax figure looks like Jennifer Aniston. The Johnny Depp wax figure looks like a demon. But I think it helped in Bendy’s case because he actually agreed to let them take all of the measurements and such. He has such a unique little otter-face, so this could have ended up terribly. As it is, my only real complaints are that no amount of fake hair can recreate the glorious Cumbercurls AND that Madame Tussauds made him kind of cross-eyed. But otherwise… Wax Bendy is just as good Real Bendy. #WaxOtter #PutHimInVelvet

Start your mannequin-come-to-life fan-fiction now!



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. mimif says:

    I see no curl.

  2. CL says:

    I would climb that thing like a tree.

  3. Loopy says:

    That is excellent! I have seen some messy figures but I wondered if it was Madamme Tussauds that do all these wax figures we see?

  4. kri says:

    Whoa. I don’t know if I’m freaked out or ….I might want one of those.

    • mimif says:

      If you want one of those, we are going to have to have a sit down, kri.

      • Kiddo says:

        In her defense, she is ‘almost innocent’ by way of delirium through tooth pain, and maybe Jack Daniels or somethin’ from the other thread.

      • kri says:

        A sit down?? Kinky!! No, but for real, I did read the JD suggestion, and while I appreciated it, a bad experience in college prevents me from visiting with Jack. I would melt that wax thing.

  5. maddelina says:

    He looks eerily creepy in real life too!

  6. Abbott says:

    Are we POSITIVE that’s not the real Cumberbatch?

    • Dara says:

      Hah! That was my first thought. Is it a compliment to the figure or an insult to Cumby that I think they are virtually indistinguishable?

    • doofus says:

      hahahaha…my thoughts exactly!

      This has to be their best work. Most of them just slightly resemble the celeb but this one is amazing.

    • mimif says:

      There’s even fan girlies grooming him for his yummy-ness.

      • Kiddo says:

        I’m getting one for Kaiser’s birthday, with robotic hands.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @kiddo, just robotic hands?

      • icerose says:

        they caught his stiffness -in fact it is amazingly like him facially as well-that I am thinking very hard look he gets-but the tie needs improvement. Big knots on ties are just a no no for me.
        The new Richard 111 photos are actually quite nice but he must have a haircut at some point if the series because the wispy hair is now short and modern.

  7. Jaderu says:

    I’d hit that like a glade hawaiian breeze wax warmer!

    *lies underneath lawn chair hyperventilating*

  8. frisbeejada says:

    Blimey O’Reilly – it’s only a waxwork with a rubbish wig and I’m still making “whoarrr” like hormonal noises …that can’t be right :)

  9. lisa2 says:

    When the person actually sits for the statue they are very realistic. Many of the bad ones are because they are guessing at the measurement.

    He sat for this and gave them access. So it is realistic.

  10. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Wow, I’m not even a Cumberb*tch bit it’s pretty hawt for a lump of wax. I predict much wear and tear!

  11. Nic says:

    “Start your mannequin-come-to-life fan-fiction now!”

    Oooh. Yes, someone get onto that please. That has the potential to be very hot if done well.

  12. Anguishedcorn says:

    It’s because he looks like creepy wax in real life….

  13. Leah says:

    His is the only wax figure i have seen that looks better than the real life version.

  14. Nic says:

    Y’know, I’d love it if he replaced the statue with himself one day and scared the shite out of a few fawning fangirls.

    • KMS1017 says:

      That would be freakin funny if benedict did scare his fans doing that. But, probably would be a safety hazard.

    • Green Girl says:

      OOooh, just coming here to type that! He has a great sense of humor about himself, I think, so he’d probably get a kick out of posing and then “coming to life.”

      But honestly, that wax statue is so SPOT-ON, it’s scary. I want him to pose next to it just so you can compare the two.

      • MissMary says:

        THere’s some pics of it “in progress” and him holding his “own” eyeballs next to a bust of his head… it’s creepy, lol.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think Conan or someone did that once. The wax statues freak me out enough already, I would lose it if one “came to life”.

    • Green Eyes says:

      He looks like he’s suffering from indigestion and holding back a burp. He looked that way throughout Parade’s End, except when he was crying.

    • Maria says:

      That would be awesome! And I’d hope someone filmed it.

  15. GeeMoney says:

    Looks good!

  16. Lindy79 says:

    If only he came to life and danced around the empty room at night like Kim Cattrall

  17. Green Is Good says:

    Wow. That is eery! Startling, in fact.

    I agree he/it should be decked out in the velvet waistcoat tux. Very dashing!

  18. OhDear says:

    Wow! Though they messed up his eyebrows a bit.

  19. Green Is Good says:

    Is it wrong that I wondered if they got all the “details” right? Yeah, it’s probably wrong. I’ll show myself out.

  20. Icarus says:

    This is really well done. I usually pass through through wax figures as well since they tend to not look like the celebrities they’re supposed to, but this actually looks like him, I thought it was him when I skimmed past the article.

  21. silken_floss says:

    That statue is going to be violated by some very horny fangirls. This won’t end well. :(

    • sigh((s)) says:

      They seriously need to consider a new security system. And possibly hiring extra cleaning crews.

    • lindy79 says:

      Kylies bum had to have extra padding because of all the people grabbing it.

      Lets just hope they padded him…in places…

    • Nic says:

      I already feel protective over it. In these press pics I found myself thinking..’ok, back off a bit’..

    • Isadora says:

      My first thought was when some crazy fan will try to steal it or take a little “memento” with them. Like… a hand or something.

      • MissMary says:

        I’m not gonna be surprised if they have to take it off display in a few months for repairs (removing lipstick marks, etc).

      • Tara says:

        It’ll be completely bald within 2 months from every fan taking a single strand of hair with them when they leave…

      • Green Girl says:

        LOL can you imagine getting the work order for his wax statue? “Remove the lipstick stains. Again.” Or “Refresh and replace his hair.”

      • MissMary says:

        “Change trousers–groped so often they’ve gone shiny.”

  22. MissMary says:

    On one hand, that is an eerily good likeness of him (and after reading what all goes into making one of those figures, I’m doubly impressed because of the time it takes and the attention to detail, even down to eye veins!)… on the other, wax figures kind of creep me out, lol. I’m not a Mme Tussaud’s kind of gal so I’ll never see this in person, but the pics look amazing.

  23. Unburned says:

    Great figure. I’m glad they cast his hands…it wouldn’t be right without the hands ; )

  24. Jade says:

    How do I purchase that online?

  25. Encumbered says:

    I think the thing should come rigged with fart sounds….

  26. KMS1017 says:

    So, I just watched a new featurette for the desolation of smaug. It has benedict in his grey suit, talking in smaug voice, on the ground….he was wrong about nothing sexy about that.