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. FreeDumb1

    wow people are so uptight

    January 17, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • think about it

      if a family member of your died would you want to go to a persons house seeing them in a toy box, laying on the floor, or in the back yard? i think that would be disturbingly sad. you know china would make a cheap knock off making it cheap for anyone. i braise the respect over profit and demand. what a humbling rarity (but i would not be surprised if knock off still surfaces and hits our markets)

      January 17, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. John

    The family was upset because THEY wanted to make the money. The company should have fought and not given up.

    January 17, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • csam18

      I'm sure they don't need the money buddy. Use your brain for a second and imagine it's your wife that passed away being made into toy figurines.

      January 17, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bubba

    Steve Wozniak would be fine if they make his doll, but it will sell for only$9.99.

    January 17, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jan

    So John .... you know the Jobs family?? So sad that you can't see outside what you would consider and it isn't always about the money? Apparently from reports they don't need the money. Perhaps it could be deeper thoughts than taking a trip (or not) to the bank!

    January 17, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      If it wasn't about money then why does Apple continue to use inhuman labour in China: 13 year-old labour, 30 hour shifts in a factory, etc??

      January 17, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Leucadia Bob

    Mike Rudolph/Jessie Charnow-Jackson Pollack Head Trauma

    January 17, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. JJ

    Dweeb. Besides, who but iFools would buy something like this?

    January 17, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Jkhn

      The most foolish are those who think only others are suckers. Get a life.

      January 17, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |

      @JKHN Apparently you wanted one... Honestly, get your own life.

      January 17, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Aces Full

      There are plenty of Apple Cult members who would love to have one of these dolls, they are completely brainwashed and zombified Apple lovers.

      January 17, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. Richard Tisdale

    I have to go with the family here. If anyone is going to make money off my dad's likeness, you bet you better pay me. Too bad, it was a cool looking doll.

    January 17, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. Thinker

    The company probably projected weak sales and gave up the idea.
    Companies no longer do things for emotional reasons, people do.

    January 17, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |

    This was just a pathetic attempt to CAPITALIZE on a dead man's likeness... Guess Apple doesn't really appreciate the best salesman/P.R. man they've ever had. Oh wait, that's right...Apple is just another money driven corporate "person". Get mad tech-worshipers.

    January 17, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. ChicagoChef

    What's the big deal? There are dolls made in the likeness of lots of celebrities....all made for a profit. Steve Jobs could have been an obscure CEO but he PUT himself out there at every possible opportunity to push his product.

    This doll maker should have every right to do the same. Just look at the I Love Lucy dolls, for example. The Jobs family should be honored....but I agree with one post, they're most likely upset they weren't part of the profits. When it comes to the uber rich, you can NEVER have enough money. NEVER. Otherwise, they'd all retire after their first million.

    January 17, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. GIUK

    A Steve Jobs action doll! What a nice idea. Put in an I-Pod docking station right where his pancreas would be. Cute, but functional.

    January 17, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Louie

    I can understand the family being upset about the situation and them not wanting money as they dont need it. Steve Jobs is a great American Icon and he belongs to us almost as much as to his family. As a computer geek by trade and heart I really wanted the figurine. Would have looked great in my office =), but anyhow respect to the jobs family and he will be missed

    January 17, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. stevepirate

    I don't know why the whole world is so mad about this Jobs? He is was an icon of technological piracy not a geek like Gates. His products suck as they don't merge the past and future. Just imagine yourself with an ipad on the freeway where you can't open a flash based site of department of transportation to know the road condition in this winter! Guess what??? his predecessor will read this post of mine and you will see this functionality in ipad 3. if they do so, i will sue them!!! Dare not steel my ideas.

    January 17, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. OregonMan

    GOOD, this is the dumbest thing I have ever read. YES he was a creative genius but COME ON, he is not the profhit for Pete's sake.

    January 17, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. derptard

    It's a shame. That action figure makes people happy, it makes people smile, and they are taking it away.

    January 17, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
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