Steve Jobs action figure shelved
The Steve Jobs figurine was to have featured his trademark black turtleneck.
January 16th, 2012
07:10 PM ET

Steve Jobs action figure shelved

An action figure in the eerily accurate likeness of late Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs will not happen, its would-be maker announced Sunday.

"The original intention for creating the figurine was driven by a fan’s admiration of Steve," the pop-up announcement at InIcons.com reads. The announcement goes on to say the company has been subjected to "immense pressure" from Apple and Jobs' family to cancel the project.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

"Regardless of the pressure, I am still Steve’s fan, I fully respect Steve, and his family, and it is definitely not my wish or intention that they be upset," the unsigned statement says. "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."

Jobs died October 5 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

The 12-inch doll was to feature Jobs' iconic black turtleneck, rimless glasses, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers. It was to have retailed for $99.

Shipments were to have begun in February, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Pre-order payments would be refunded, the InIcons statement said.

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  1. Francis

    Don't worry, it can still be had on eBay for $2500

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LE-Steve-Jobs-icons-12-Collectible-Action-Figure-1st-Batch-SOLD-OUT-NIB-/370576347948?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D1%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5676799623538583961

    January 17, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. SSampson

    It would be marketed as the best Action Figure ever.... and it would sell – people would love it – take it to bed... It would ONLY break 2 or 3 times a year, but hey... its 'better'....

    But in the end.... it would catch a virus, lose its head and die – just like every other action figure...

    Some people want Jobs to be a Saint... GREAT.... The Apple religion has a Saint.... and like all Religions, it is based on Marketing a bunch of Bull......

    January 17, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
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