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 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. drap

    @ hamsta..Im ordering a hamsta on rye..after a day of shooting womprats on my T-6... .

    January 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kandi

    Also it would be like making an *action* figure of the statue *the thinker*! The man was brilliant but he wasnt an action hero. Lol

    January 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol! Wouldn't making an action figure of a staue be kind of an oxymoron?
      Now *that* is funny!

      January 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kandi

    Lmao Yea it would! But the how are you gonna make an *action* figure of Steve Jobs brain?

    January 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kandi

    omit *the* in that post. 🙂

    January 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hamsta

    @kandi and banasy i was just poking fun.steve jobs isnt the buttkickin type of person but thats what action figures are supposed to be.actually being a partial musician im very grateful for some of his ideas.not sure if all this is thanks to steve jobs but is definitely apple.midi(musical instrument data interface)merged computers with various instruments and allowed them to communicate with each other.(keyboards could borrow beats and sounds from drumpads and control the drumpad or visa versa with a computer linked in between greatly expanding options)also the mp3 allows music to be more portable and workable.needless to say apple has made major contributions to the music industry allowing musicians to skip the record labels.i really do have to say though that i miss the old boom boxes and big speakers before everything went miniature.these cranes i work in are so loud an ipod docking station wouldnt be heard if i had it right next to me but the entire dock can hear my old school ghetto blaster.

    January 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kandi

    Its ok hamsta, just wanted to point out that if it werent for Steve Jobs along with his co-founder, Steve Wozniak, WE would not be blogging! They were the inventors of the first PC so he deserves respect.

    January 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Ke$ha action figure. Lady Gaga action figure. Kelly Clarkson action figure. Jessica Simpson action figure. Casey Anthony acquittal figure. FULL SIZE NANCY GRACE BLOW UP DOLL.!!! OH YEAH!!!

    January 17, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Fortune Smiles

      ewww.....Nancy Grace....does it come with utters?

      January 17, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO ©

    A nerd action figure? I don't get it. And I'm a nerd!

    January 17, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
    • stevetexas

      There's a market for nerdy action figures, Kurt Cobain, Einstein, etc. It would have sold well, but I guess Apple isn't as cool as it thinks it is.

      January 17, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kandi

    lol @ BOMBO, you are not! Youre hillarious most of the time! But correct, theres just no way Steve Jobs should be an *action* figure, it just dont fit!

    January 17, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. bigwilliestyles

    I don't play with dolls.

    January 17, 2012 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. earl a.

    Smart move. N the 1st few comments are in poor taste

    January 17, 2012 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. stevetexas

    Actually there is a market for nerdy action figures, Kurt Cobain, Einstein, etc. It would have sold well, but I guess Apple isn't as cool as it thinks it is. There's a whole line of famous artist action figures (Van Gogh with removable ear!). Pretty cool actually.

    January 17, 2012 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nicholas Robinson

    That is a TOTAL DRAG. Steve would not have minded in the least - he probably would have been honored. As long as he got his 33% cut from each figure. But cancelling it altogether? Do people not know that I can take two photos of Steve, one from the front and one from the side, send them to a company, and they will make me my own Steve action figure (for a hefty price, but still)?

    January 17, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. Matt

    Oh man I can't get an action figure of my hero? Now what will I do?

    January 17, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. Fortune Smiles

    DaVinchi...we need a DaVinchi action figure.

    January 17, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Grumpster

      Don't forget Napoleon and Ghengis Khan action figures....or Ghandi and Mother Theresa. I won't mention the obvious German one that would tickle the skinheads ou there.

      January 17, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
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