Apple’s Steve Jobs won’t be immortalized in an action figure. Sorry Apple fan boys. in icons says that, due to pressure from Apple and the Jobs family, it’s abandoned its plans for a 12-inch collectable figurine.
Unfortunately we have received immense pressure from the lawyers of Apple and Steve Jobs family. Regardless of the pressure, I am still Steve’s fan, I fully respect Steve, and his family, and it is definitely not my wish or intention that they be upset. 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.
Any fans who pre-ordered one of the dolls will get a full refund.
Although the timing was bad, and could look like an attempt to cash in, I hope as the years pass this product will be reconsidered. It feels like a highly detailed and appropriate tribute. Not many of us have techies has a Marilyn or Elvis figurine, but I’d bet we’ll go all QVC on a Jobs collectable.
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