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Apple threatened In Icons company for making a Steve Jobs doll

Apple is no stranger to throwing lawsuits around, but instead of accusing another company of ripping off its products, it's now blaming them for ripping off its former leader.

In Icons, a Chinese company, recently created an action figure of Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs died from pancreatic cancer complications back in October 2011.

The figurine is 12 inches tall and looks nearly identical to Apple's co-founder. It features Jobs' signature black turtleneck, blue jeans, sneakers, glasses, and even has interchangeable hands to show his different movements. The doll also comes with two Apples, one of which has a bite out of it, a "One More Thing" backdrop and a bar stool.


The doll is already up for sale on eBay for $135, and In Icons was set to begin selling it in February. However, if Apple has its way, the Steve Jobs look-alike won't make it to store shelves or consumer's hands.

According to Apple's letter to In Icons, the tech giant owns all rights pertaining to its founder, and the "likeness" of the doll falls under those rights. Toys that resemble the company's logo, appearance, likeness or someone's name are subject to a legal action if not made by Apple itself.

Source: The Telegraph





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RE: but
By kleinma on 1/6/2012 11:18:37 AM , Rating: 5
Anyone who buys this doll clearly has not read his bio. Otherwise they would know what a total douche he was his entire life. From start to finish. The guy treated everyone like crap on his way to the top, back down to the bottom, and back up to the top again. No one that ever knew him had nothing but good things to say about him.

I would consider a Woz doll, since after all, he was the real brains behind Apple in the early days. Steve was just the non materialistic hippie that for some reason wanted to make millions of dollars selling them.


RE: but
By Kurz on 1/6/2012 11:50:59 AM , Rating: 3
Douche or not he had a massive influence on the market of mobile and desktop electronics.


RE: but
By kleinma on 1/6/2012 12:46:36 PM , Rating: 5
Steve Jobs should be thanked for his contributions to computers and making them "friendly", but he should not be idolized or have dolls made of him. The guy was a prick who did not care at all about the people who helped him make Apple what it is. He cared only about himself.


"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer













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