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  • Apple Kills Steve Jobs Figurine

    Apple has officially assassinated Steve Jobs’...action figure.

    The figurine in question is a frighteningly realistic replica of Steve Jobs i produced by In Icon. The company behind the doll, planned to include a laundry list of Jobs accessories including mini-iPads, glasses, shoes, an Apple II, and a bevy of other Jobs' attire. Sadly the company issued a statement today informing the creepy collectible public that they officially killed off the Jobs figurine.

    "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.” — Tandy Cheung, creator of the Jobs doll and owner of In Icon.
    Cheung created the doll over four years ago as an ode to Jobs of who he is a great admirer.

    “His passing left me with emptiness, sadness and a feeling of great personal loss. I am sure that these sentiments are felt by all of his fans...

    Four years ago, I created a single figurine of Steve which I placed on my desk next to my Mac. I decided to share this memento with the rest of his fans as a commemoration to Steve,” Cheung said.

    While In Icon may have buckled under legal pressure from Apple, other sellers continue to list Jobs figurines on eBay costing anywhere from $31 to over $2,500. Cheung’s depiction of Jobs appeared incredibly realistic, with an incredible attention to detail, and enough extras to satisfy the most loyal of Jobs’ devotees.

    While I understand the Jobs family’s concerns and Apple’s wishes for others to not capitalize on Jobs' death, I can’t help but feel that Cheung’s commemoration could have been officially endorsed by Apple. Instead of profiting from it, pay Cheung to produce a limited number and include them randomly with Apple orders. But, I guess we’ll have to settle for second-hand bobble heads peddled on street corners.

    Source: PC World
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Kills Steve Jobs Figurine started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      "Sadly the company issued a statement today informing the creepy collectible public"

      so this was cool until Apple killed it ......some even suggested that Apple should release the toys
    1. Agent929's Avatar
      Agent929 -
      i'm kinda on the edge of the "creepy collective public"...who collects figurines of dead people?....No offense to jobs..I have respect for him, but i really think that the whole "Jobs" concept is severely blown out of proportion. I don't even think that a large percentage of people collect president dolls. No offense to you guys, but a figurine of something other than a superhero like superman or batman is just downright scary and weird.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Apple is the perfect example of how to love the enemy and hate the enemy. They are as much evil as they are good. I have areas of interest in Apple that I absolutely cannot stand with this being a good example of how they smack their own fans in the face, yet in the same fashion if I intend to use a computer it must be a Mac.

    1. Michael69's Avatar
      Michael69 -
      Apple has serious issues.
    1. domenicp's Avatar
      domenicp -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      I wonder if the Jobs family is also sensitive about the statue erected in honor of Steve in Hungary. The only sensitivity I can see is not being able to cash in.
      A single statue and a mass produced action figure are very different things. When news of the figurine came out, many were astounded that the Jobs family allowed it. And some followed that with comments about how the family was getting rich from licensing costs... The fact is that mass producing those things is tacky so close to his death.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I really wanted one..... I would have loved to have it setting on my desk. I tried buying one but the site was down by then.