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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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By gladiatorua on 1/6/2012 12:34:36 PM , Rating: 5
Next doll will be real-sized, inflatable and named BlowJobs.

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By gladiatorua on 1/6/2012 12:41:48 PM , Rating: 2
No disrespect, but just couldn't leave this pun alone.

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By FITCamaro on 1/6/2012 1:34:36 PM , Rating: 2
So awesome.....

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By B3an on 1/7/2012 1:10:09 AM , Rating: 2
Or named the iBlowJobs.

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By gladiatorua on 1/8/2012 10:38:08 PM , Rating: 2
This one will be special. For Apple fan-boys. With functionality reduced for one purpose only.

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By ShaolinSoccer on 1/7/2012 11:11:57 PM , Rating: 2
Next doll will be real-sized, inflatable and named BlowJobs.

You made me laugh so hard that I accidentally spit my drink on my monitor...

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By jahinoz on 1/8/2012 11:14:58 PM , Rating: 2

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By CyCl0n3 on 1/9/2012 4:21:51 AM , Rating: 2
Epic!!! just Epic.

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