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In Icons, a Chinese action figure firm, has pulled the plug on its plans to release a doll of the late co-founder and former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, after it was consistently threatened by lawyers from Apple and Jobs' family.

In Icons, a Chinese action figure firm, has pulled the plug on its plans to release a doll of the late co-founder and former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, after it was consistently threatened by lawyers from Apple and Jobs' family.

 
The 12-inch doll is the splitting image of Jobs, complete with his trademark attire of a black turtleneck, jeans, and round glasses. It was also to come with various accessories, including a miniature apple.
 
The figure was set for release next month, with a $99 price tag.
 
The company said that it does not believe it was illegal to make the doll, but decided that it would not proceed “out of our heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family”.
 
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Many saw the doll as a tribute to Jobs, his life and his legacy, in much the same way fans of pop legend Michael Jackson have been treated to numerous life-like statues and action figures.
 
This is not the first time Apple has interfered with the sale of Jobs memorabilia, however. The company previously blocked the sale of Steve Jobs bobble-heads made by a different company last year. 
 
The question remains as to whether or not Apple and Jobs' family were being a bit too heavy-handed with the legal hounds in this case. We wonder if perhaps a deal could not have been struck so that some of the proceeds could have went to Jobs' family.
 
Source: AFP