Steve Jobs action figure pulled from market
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - January 16, 2012 (WPVI) -- The company that began advertising for an incredibly lifelike Steve Jobs doll won't sell the figurines after all because of pressure from family and Apple lawyers.
In Icons had planned to offer the 1-foot-tall, lifelike figure dressed in Jobs' trademark black mock turtleneck, rimless glasses and jeans.
But the San Jose Mercury News reports the company posted a statement on its website Sunday saying it had received "immense pressure" to drop the plan and made the decision out of its "heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family."
The iconic Apple co-founder died Oct. 5 of complications from pancreatic cancer.
In icons had intended to start shipping the doll in February. The company says any money received for pre-orders will be returned.
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Information from: San Jose Mercury News, http://www.sjmercury.com
steve jobs, national/world
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