There's a moment in one's life when they finally realize that they've made it. For Dan Marino, that moment certainly came years ago and it wasn't just limited to one. Whether it was him breaking into the NFL, making the Super Bowl, breaking records, winning division titles or being inducted into the Hall of Fame, there's a long list of great accomplishments.
This past weekend, he added one more to that list as Madame Tussauds' Wax Museum unveiled a life size figure of him, which will be on display on International Drive in Orlando.
“Pretty neat. It’s surprising how real it looks. It was a pretty neat process," Marino said.
The wax figure took 800 hours to make and required 150 measurements of Marino’s head and face, in addition to scores of photographs for artists in London. The inspiration for the shape and format of the figure came from a game during the 1994 season. Everything that goes into the wax museum needs to be precise so it was no surprise when it was revealed that the wax figure's head weighed ten pounds - the same as Marino's head.
Footy said the figure, patterned after a famous photo taken during the 1994 season, is so precise that the wax figure’s head weighs 10 pounds — the same as Marino’s actual head.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs