Steve Jobs action figure is advertised; will Apple respond?
A Steve Jobs action figure? Just what you've always wanted!
Just three months after the death of Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs, a company called In Icons has put images of a prototype Steve Jobs action figure on its website and the Internet is going crazy.
No one is surprised that the company thinks it can sell a 12-inch-high collectible action figure of Jobs for the proposed price of $99.
Rather, it's the borderline disturbing level of detail that the company has put in the figure that is freaking everyone out. The prototype includes the pores on Jobs' forehead, the subtle wrinkles under his eyes, even the veins on his hand.
The prototype also includes two extra pair of hands in case you lose the first pair, which is kind of freaky in a different way.
The Steve Jobs set also comes with two pairs of glasses, one black turtleneck, one pair of blue jeans, one black leather belt, two apples (one with a bite out) and one hard backdrop reading "ONE MORE THING."
However, many media watchers are skeptical that the figure actually will ship.
Back in 2010, Apple blocked a company called M.I.C. Gadget from selling a Steve Jobs action figure on Ebay, saying that the action figure was a violation of its copyrights and trademarks.
-- Deborah Netburn
Image: Screen grab of the Steve Jobs action figure pictured on InIcons.com. Credit: InIcons.com.