Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Creepy Yet Cool Steve Jobs Figure

You may have heard of the Apple co-founder and former Pixar CEO, Steve Jobs, doll - sorry, action figure - that's been causing quite the scandal on the web lately.

A few weeks ago, a Hong Kong-based toy company named In Icons announced its $99 Steve Jobs collectible figure. The figurine gained popularity on the Internet, even though some considered its amazingly accurate features creepy and uncanny. The action figure was admittedly cool, though. However, Apple and the Jobs family quickly "pressured" the company to stop production on the doll, claiming they owned the rights to the Steve Jobs image.

In Icons soon released a statement saying how they "received immense pressure" from  the lawyers of Apple and Steve's family, and, out of their "heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family", made the decision to "completely stop the offer, production and sale of the Steve Jobs figurine", still claiming, however, that they had "not overstepped any legal boundaries". Read the full statement at In Icons' official website.

So I guess we won't be seeing this creepy/cool Steve Jobs figure on our shelves now. It would've surely driven collectors and Jobs fans everywhere nuts, but there plenty of other neat Steve Jobs collectibles out there, so there's no need to be upset!

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