It really is too bad that the Steve Jobs action figure creating by Chinese toy company In Icons will likely be served with an order to cease and desist before ever hitting retail shelves or consumer hands. I mean really, what iGeek do you know that wouldn’t love to have one of these?
Created by a cooperative effort with Hong Kong-based toy manufacturer Dragon In Dreams, the figure bears a striking and somewhat creepy resemblance to the man himself. This is the same partnership that brought us the popular US President Barack Obama action figure in 2008.
If they get away with it, the 12″ version of Steve Jobs will be available in February and is expected to cost USD $99. There is no word yet on how or where to place your order or if pre-orders are possible.
For the price, there are a lot of accessories and features as described by In Icons:
- One realistic head sculpt & Two pairs of glasses
- One highly articulated body & Three pairs of hands
- One black turtleneck & One pair of blue jeans
- One black leather belt & One chair (wood + metal)
- One pair of black socks & sneaker
- Two apples (One with a bite.)
- One piece of “ONE MORE THING” hard backdrop
As you can imagine there are a lot of jokes and funny responses to the news that this toy is being developed, many of which I wish I could take credit for having written. The comments poke fun at Apple’s rigid and controlling structure saying that the doll only comes with one outfit that cannot be changed while another kids that the Jobs figure just yelled at his daughter’s Ken doll (of Mattel’s Barbie fame) for having “mediocre ideas.”
We all know Jobs was an intensely private person but he was also a fellow geek and may have appreciated being immortalized as an action figure. That may just be wishful thinking because I understand that Apple has to protect against copyright infringements and all that jazz, but come on… can we please have this one?