Apple and the Jobs family have put 'immense pressure' on the creators of the Steve Jobs action figure causing In Icons to halt production
The eerily detailed and somewhat tasteless Steve Jobs action figure has been pulled from production after the manufacturer came under 'immense pressure' from Apple.
Having created a begun taking pre-orders on an ultra realistic 12-inch homage to the Apple co-founder and former CEO, Hong Kong based In Icons has confirmed it will halt production of the Steve Jobs figures having come under pressure from both Apple and Jobs' family.
Steve Jobs Action Figure Cancelled
"Unfortunately we have received immense pressure from the lawyers of Apple and Steve Jobs family," said Tandy Cheung, head of In Icons. "Regardless of the pressure, I am still Steve's fan, I fully respect Steve, and his family, and it is definitely not my wish or intention that they be upset.
"Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries, we have decided to completely stop the offer, production and sale of the Steve Jobs figurine out of our heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family."
It was reported last week that Apple had issued a cease-and-desist order on the production of the figures that showed Jobs in his trademark black turtleneck sweater and blue jeans.
Whilst In Icons insisted it was not planning on producing miniature replicas of Apple products it is believed Apple claimed to own the intellectual property rights to Jobs' image.
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