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. hasbro

    What does it do?... Play dead?

    January 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oodoodanoo

      It takes credit for other people's work.

      January 17, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    It trys to sell you overpriced electronic devices that you don't need.

    January 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kandi

    lol @ s kel, isnt it like the bobble heads they have for sports players?

    January 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mmmmm ♔♕

    that is just creepy

    January 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That was my thought *exactly*.

      January 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jim

    So whats the big problem? Donate the profits to pancreatic cancer research and lets all buy one.

    January 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. oddsbotkins

    Big mistake. I would be honored to hang Mr. Jobs' likeness next to my Albert Einstein action figure (Accoutrements, Seattle WA.) Please let this happen!

    January 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hamsta

    hes back on the shelf working on inventing a voltron cuz my gi joe kicked his a??.

    January 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. hamsta

    Maybe if u leave him on the shelf long enough he will transform into a giant i pod from the planet vulcan and make gi joes ears bleed till his brain melts so marty can get back to the future.

    January 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hamsta

    or could he just be waiting on the resistance to sent back in time to 1985 to terminate megatron

    January 16, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. hamsta

    or maybe he doesnt do anything cuz darth vader tested his carbon freezer on him in quest to deliver luke to the emporer.

    January 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Linus

    Why pay $99 for an overpriced Steve Jobs action figure when you can get a superior functioning Penguin doll for free?

    January 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    I know I couldn't buy one, as our peekapoo probably would disassemble it.

    January 16, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kandi

    I think its more a novelty thing than anything. And we wouldnt be blogging right now if it werent for Steve Jobs and others like him! Should be respectful if for no other reason than that! He was a good egg, and not a pretentious ass! RIP Steve!

    January 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scratcher

      There is plenty of fodder out there that say's otherwise. You appear to mistake your opinion for fact......not very healthy thinking.

      January 17, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    @Kandi:
    Still don't want to buy an action figure of him...

    January 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kandi

    Well i dont either and i never said anyone should! Still no reason hamsta should dis him.

    January 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
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