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Steve Jobs' action figure plans cut short

A Chinese company behind a controversial Steve Jobs doll is pulling the action figure from sale following "immense pressure" from Apple lawyers. In Icons first advertised the eerily lifelike collectible - which includes Jobs' signature black turtleneck, glasses and jeans.

business Updated: Jan 17, 2012 17:29 IST
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A Chinese company behind a controversial Steve Jobs doll is pulling the action figure from sale following "immense pressure" from Apple lawyers.

In Icons first advertised the eerily lifelike collectible - which includes Jobs' signature black turtleneck, rimless glasses and jeans - just three months after the Apple founder died following a long battle with cancer.

The foot-tall (30cm) action figure would have come with a stool and a backdrop that reads "One More Thing…" - a reference to the trademark phrase Jobs used to unveil his latest gadget at press events.

It proclaimed then that the collectible was "dedicated to the genius, great inventor, and visionary: Steve Jobs".

However, under growing pressure the company has decided to axe its venture.

"I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that the original intention for creating the figurine was driven by a fan's admiration of Steve," In Icons said in a statement on its website.

"Unfortunately we have received immense pressure from the lawyers of Apple and Steve Jobs' family ...

"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."

The company said full refunds would be given to anyone who had pre-ordered the figurine, which had been scheduled to begin shipping in February.