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Jan 17, 2012

The Steve Jobs Action Figure Is Canceled

In Icons, the company responsible for thefreaky-awesome Steve Jobs action figure, is stopping production because of legal threats from Apple and Jobs' family.

In a statement, Tandy Cheung, the Hong Kong businessman behind the doll said:
"Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries, we have decided to completely stop the offer, production and sale of the Steve Jobs figurine out of our heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family."
One thing is certain: these dolls are now going to be super expensive. One is already for sale on eBay for $2,500; expect that figure to grow in the future. More here.

6 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

That's a real shame, I mean I really can't see how the action figure is offensive at all, although if it's his families wishes then I can definitely understand it, Jobs was a great man.

NayNaySIXX said...

Wow.

Reilly said...

seriously, an action figure? :S

G said...

fair enough if the family requested it

Lord Phrozen said...

He's dead already. Let the guy rest in peace.

Atley said...

Hot dog! I know a few people who would actually pay that much (2,500) for one of those things too!