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    Default Steve Jobs Action Figure Prompts Legal Threats From Apple



    Move over G.I. Joe, there's a new action figure in town. Meet the official "Steve Jobs action figure." No, it isn't a product spoof courtesy of Saturday Night Live. This, indeed, is a real product. And until today, it was available for purchase. But "Black Friday" has brought with it an end to at least one sale. And you'll never guess who made a stink about about the product and effectively ended its retail life (insert sarcasm here).

    The M.I.C Store (which has been selling Steve Jobs action figures for about $80) posted the following on its website: "We have just received an email from a law firm representing Apple.Inc. Apple has informed us that this phenomenal SJ action figure, has not consented to the use of Apple’s copyrights and trademarks, therefore they request us immediately to cease the marketing and sale of this figure."

    The legal eagles representing Apple stated in the aforementioned email that unauthorized use of a person’s name and/or likeness constitutes a violation of California Civil Code Section 3344, which prohibits the use of any person’s name, photograph or likeness in a product without that person’s prior consent. And it's pretty clear that Apple's CEO did not place his stamp of approval on this product. In fact, it seems the people at Apple reacted faster to the sale of Steve Jobs action figures than they did to quell the fallout from the controversial stolen iPhone 4 incident.

    Sad but true, it now appears that all the little boys and girls who were hoping for a Steve Jobs action figure this Christmas will be horribly disappointed next month.

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    Aw, my kid was SOOOO looking forward to getting one of these for Xmas. (:
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    If only I knew about this before, would have definitely got one!

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    Yes. Too bad I want one so me and Steve could take over the world....
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    That's awesome. Now they're extremely rare, a collectors item!

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    If I worked at Apple, I'd have one of these on my desk.

    Quick flock to eBay!!
    Internet killed the video star.

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    $80? I wouldn't pay $1 for it.

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    $80? Can't say I feel any sympathy for them.

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    there 80 bucks because there rare....atleast now they are

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    $80.00 ???? What? That's a Voodoo Doll for Steve Jobs? Because if it is... now I know what I'm gonna do with an iPhone 2G that I got in here
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    It's cool and all, but the head is too small.
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    They only stopped it because St£v£, Appl£ won't make any money from it

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    Apple's alittle *****
    "We don't need bullets, We need Pie's"

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    too bad theyve been pulled. theyre gonna be even more expensive now

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    Bahahahaha that is going on my Christmas list! I'd put it right next to my pineapple....

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    I'd buy it to then sell it on ebay for over 9000 bucks to some no life apple fanboy nerd.
    For **** sakes you mods are amateurs! Why are you trashing my scene!!! Seriously you and me we're done professionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
    They only stopped it because St£v£, Appl£ won't make any money from it
    Yep that's the main reason, make sense knowing Apple and his little doll.

    Quote Originally Posted by m/ibnzicemanm/ View Post
    too bad theyve been pulled. theyre gonna be even more expensive now
    Specially if you can make one with hair...
    Last edited by javiert30; 11-26-2010 at 03:31 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Wait for the official Apple version--coming soon to an Apple Store near you!

    Greg

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    HaHaHaHa~~~~`I wanna one toooooooooo>.<

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