After a seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs finally passed away in October, 2011; but the world keeps looking for ways to immortalize him.
Obviously, the legendary icon that gave us Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod cannot be so easily forgotten. At least, the quest for the latest Steve Jobs action figure is another proof of this following the release of his authorized biography by Walter Isaacson.
In spite of the previous ban that stopped the sale of Steve Jobs action figure by MIC Gadget; a Chinese toy manufacturer, In Icons, has announced their plan to release a super-real Steve Jobs action figure to immortalize his death. The accurately detailed action figure features Steve Jobs in his regular black turtleneck, blue jeans and sandshoes. Also, In Icons has already taken pre-orders at $99 before they stopped, and the collectible is expected to be shipped in February.
Impressively, the 12-inch eerily lifelike Steve Jobs action figure will come with several accessories. Buyers will actually get a full Steve Jobs scenario – a realistic head sculpt, two pairs of glasses, one highly articulated body and three pairs of hands as well as a black turtleneck, a pair of blue jeans, a black leather belt, a chair (made of wood and metal), a pair of black socks and sneakers, two apples (one with a bite) and a piece of backdrop that reads “One More Thing … “. However, the miniature Mac, iPhone and iPad seen in publicity photos are not included the package but can be bought separately.
Moreover, the latest Steve Jobs action figure is still unauthorized and has not been sanctioned by Steve Jobs’ family or Apple. Presently, nobody has clear evidence whether it will actually go on sale in February or not; or whether the release will be short-lived like what happened to MIC Gadget.
In 2010, MIC Gadget manufactured a four-inch Steve Jobs action figure and was able to sell only 300 figurines before Apple Inc. informed them that the action figure contradicted Apple’s copyrights and trademarks and requested that they immediately cease the marketing and sales of the action figure.
Aside the possible objection to the sales, fans of Steve Jobs seem to be very eager to have Steve Jobs action figure next to them.
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