A Steve Jobs doll has been pulled from production after complaints from the late former Apple Ceo's family and representatives of the company where he made his name. The doll had been made by In Icons, a Hong Kong based toy manufacturer and was retailing on their site for $99 with models on eBay already fetching $135.
It was reported last month that Apple's lawyers had made a complaint to the toy makers, stating that any character with a likeness to their company's logo, person's name, appearance or likeness of its products would be a criminal offence - something that they extended to Jobs' himself. Though initially unwilling to step down in the feud, the UK's Daily Telegraph now reports that a statement was uploaded to In Icon's official website which read "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," continuing "We understand that this decision will cause many of the fans' disappointment, but please forgive us as there is no other alternative unless to have the blessing from Steve Jobs family."
Those who'd already bought the figure were promised full refunds - the doll came complete with blue jeans, sneakers and a black turtleneck sweater. Apple had previously stopped a sale of a Steve Jobs figure in 2010 by thwarting MiC Gadgets attempts to release one.
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