Apple halts sale of unauthorized Steve Jobs ‘action figure’

“Just two days after sales began, the epic Steve Jobs (action) figure that promised instant holiday joy for hundreds of Macheads has been halted on command by Apple,” Ray Basile reports for iPhone Savior. “The detailed Jobsian likeness, standing upon an Apple logo platform, was originally sold for US$79.90.”

Basile reports, “On Tuesday, a law firm representing Apple, Inc. issued an official C & D order to M.I.C. Gadget requesting that the wildly popular news site immediately cease the marketing and sale of their Steve Jobs figurine.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: ‘Tis that Apple logo he’s standing on that’s likely the biggest problem.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]

30 Comments

  1. <b>I told you this would happen!</i>

    Steve Jobs and I think so exactly alike it’s frightening.

    Of course this just drives up the value of the unsold stock, which will be “sold” via supposed previous purchasers for much more than $80 a pop.

    Watch eBay.

  2. Other articles indicate that Apple is using California’s Celebrity Rights Act, #3344, which does require ‘damages’ to the claimant. I’m not a lawyer, but I can’t, unless Steve was planning to release his own version of such a doll, make out how Jobs is or was damaged in any way by the sale of this figurine.

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