Mr. T, Lincoln, Seinfeld Cast Among Hollywood Wax Museum Figures up for Sale

Is your mother a Seinfeld fan? An Oprah lover? An inveterate reader of Lincoln biographies? Then look no further for the perfect Mother’s Day gift—and surely the creepiest. On Friday, the Hollywood Wax Museum will auction 169 lots worth of hand-sculpted wax figures and original costumes. Among them is a cast fiberglass Mr. T (at right) as The A-Team‘s Sgt. Bosco “B.A.” Baracus, estimated to sell for between $2,000 to $3,000. Standing 6’1″, the Logan Fleming-designed figure sports an oil-painted “Bad Attitude” and nothing but pity for the fool who would mock the mismatched tube socks tucked into his sweat pants.

The other wax celebrities span ages and genres, from W.C. Fields (in a dashing overcoat) and a dyspeptic Johnny Carson to a mysteriously shoeless Dolly Parton and an entire nativity scene (but note that that the “kneeling Mary figure does not come with legs”). OK, who wouldn’t want a wax Richard Nixon that resembles a Charlie McCarthy dummy, but what will become of wax zombie Michael Jackson, the freakishly long-torsoed wax Baywatch babe, and no fewer than three wax Anthony Hopkinses? Only time will tell, but we’re playing it safe, locking down bids on wax Telly Savalas as Kojak (who loves ya, baby?) and the purple brocade hat worn by “Granny” in The Beverly Hillbillies.

Publish date: April 29, 2009 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT