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  • It's Official: Apple Warns of Legal Action Over Jobs Action Figure


    As MMi's Phillip Swanson reported Monday, a 12 Steve Jobs action figure from toy company "In Icons" is set to be released in February for $99.

    Unfortunately, there's now a chance that we'll never know if the action figure had the potential of becoming the next G.I. Joe. Because if "In Icons" proceeds to sell the toy next month, they may need G.I. Joe to rescue them from the legal war Apple is reportedly threatening.

    As the U.K. Telegraph reveals today, Apple sent a letter to the Asian toy manufacturer asserting that their product obviously resembles an Apple likeness (meaning Steve Jobs) that belongs to the Cupertino, California-based tech giant.

    Who didn't see this coming?

    As some will recall, Apple succeeded at blocking the sale of other Steve Jobs-related products in the past, including a similar action figure released in 2010 by MiC Gadget.

    Here's my question: if so many people want the Steve Jobs action figure but Apple won't let anyone produce it, why doesn't Apple just launch a new division and release an entire set of sanctioned Apple action figures and toys?

    The revenue potential alone for "Tickle Me Woz" could easily eclipse iPhone sales.

    Source: U.K. Telegraph
    This article was originally published in forum thread: It's Official: Apple Warns of Legal Action Over Jobs Action Figure started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. dstorrents's Avatar
      dstorrents -
      <- This 'wierdo' pre-orderd one
    1. StayyyFlyyy's Avatar
      StayyyFlyyy -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      So what's this thing do, lie in a box with little X's on its eyes?
      dude..gtfo
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      A Steve Jobs action figure? OMFG how ******* ridiculous. PMSL
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      Did Apple belong to Steve Jobs or did Steve Jobs belong to Apple???
      lol, good question. I would think that Steve Jobs family would be the ones who could stop this. they could give it away instead of selling it and nobody would be able to stop them from doing that.

      Its like if I take a photo of you in public, in a public place the photo belongs to me.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by StayyyFlyyy View Post
      dude..gtfo
      It was pretty funny. Sorry you lost your sense of humor. I got money on the fact that even Steve would have laughed at that one.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      12" really? If it was more lifelike I would expect 3"-4".
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      12" really? If it was more lifelike I would expect 3"-4".
      It's OK because only Android users are size queens...
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      whats it got to do with apple???? they didnt own the guy, anothber case of apples stupid legal team trying to sue the world
    1. Agent929's Avatar
      Agent929 -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      Did Apple belong to Steve Jobs or did Steve Jobs belong to Apple???
      +1

      Quote Originally Posted by boxxa View Post
      Shouldn't Steve Jobs' estate be the one going after this?
      +1

      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      WTF? I already preorderd. I better get a refund if they dont deliver!
      Haha

      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I guess Apple has a patent on Steve's face!
      +1

      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      lmao +1
      Lol+2

      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      So what's this thing do, lie in a box with little X's on its eyes?
      Hahahaha

      On a serious note, I'm totally amazed that this would even concern apple. Perhaps it's because he is the figurehead for apple?
    1. discostar's Avatar
      discostar -
      Quote Originally Posted by cmwade77 View Post
      Umm, I don't think Apple has any legitimate claim here. Steve Job's estate would, but not Apple. Honestly, Apple doesn't own the rights to Steve Jobs.

      If someone wanted to make an action figure based on you, the company that you work for can't say that they can't because you belong to them.
      ^Seriously!
      This whole story is weird. I'm thinking about calling shinanigans.
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      I sure as hell have no want for this thing, but they could just make it in SJ's likeness and call it "Steve Hobbes" or something lololol