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    Default Steve Jobs Action Figure Nets $2,500 on eBay



    Several weeks ago, reports first surfaced about a life-like Steve Jobs figurine that captured the ire of Apple and prompted the company to direct its legal team to swiftly put an end to sales of the product. The folks at MIC Gadget had experienced such a great reaction to the little action figures that their M.I.C Store quickly sold out of the first batch of 300 limited edition Steve Jobs figures ($80 each).

    All the attention, however, would put the nails in the coffin for this particular product. Shortly after Apple's legal team interjected itself, the M.I.C Store 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."

    Although a single word about the Steve Jobs action figure was not mentioned in the immediate days and weeks following the little statue's post-Thanksgiving disappearance, today the world has witnessed the comeback of the biggest action figure character since G.I. Joe. According to sales results on eBay, more than one of these figurines has been sold for a whopping $2500. Although the Steve Jobs action figure didn't net millions on the auction block at Tiffany's, $2500 is not a bad turnaround for the collectors lucky enough to purchase one for $80 when they were still legally accessible on the open market.

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    Wow, wish I could flip one on fleabay!

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    Good thing I bought 2

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    That figure is pretty badass. Wish I too could have flipped a couple on eBay.

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    waht?! are people on crack?

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    I like how the iPhone is all disproportionate (or at least looks like it at that angle).

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    I wish I would have gotten my hands on one of them... not to resell it, but to brag about having one LOL

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    Jesus... I remembered reading about the figures when they were on SALE! never thought the price was going to raise this much lolz

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    That iPhone will fall straight into his ear....lol

    I really want one of them for around $40 but not $2500 >_<

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    Why didn't I think of this? I could of got $2500 and say that I've been contacted by apple lawyers
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    What sort of loser buys this for $80 let alone $2500?
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    I'm amazed. MMI, you should've told us these were available

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    I'd buy one for a penny....actually I wouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LamboFan View Post
    I'm amazed. MMI, you should've told us these were available
    they did

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    Man, if it was just a wee bit cheaper I would buy that lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    What sort of loser buys this for $80 let alone $2500?
    They sell for $80 the total earnings of all of them sold were $2500

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    I wouldn't pay more than $2.50 for that thing on Ebay.

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    lol, some apple enthusiasts go wayyy too far

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    Ooooh that's how we hold the iPhone 4 to defeat the deathgrip. I've always wondered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
    I like how the iPhone is all disproportionate (or at least looks like it at that angle).
    like his head lol
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!

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