As much as you might be yearning to snuggle up at night with an action figure version of Steve Jobs that is creepily akin to the real person, Apple doesn’t want Jobs fans to get their hands on any such dolls. They’re reportedly planning to sue the makers of a new extremely lifelike figure of the late CEO.
The Telegraph says Apple is preparing legal action against Chinese toy manufacturers In Icon, claiming that they own the rights to Jobs’ image and selling the 12-inch figurine, sporting the late icon’s favorite jeans and black turtleneck, violates those rights.
Apple is said to have sent a letter to In Icons, saying that any toy that resembles the technology company’s logo, person’s name, appearance or likeness of its products is a criminal offense.
The doll was set for release in February, which may not happen due to Apple’s threats to sue. The item was recently listed on eBay for $135, but it seems that listing has ended.
Apple threatens legal action over Steve Jobs action doll [The Telegraph]