Any male reading this will have at one point played with a toy action figure such as action man, today we are hearing that a Chinese company called InIcons plans to sell a 12-inch ultra-release Steve Jobs action figure and this has been a very hot topic on the Internet over the past few hours.
We tried to head over to the InIcons website to find out full details, however it looks like the massive spike in traffic has caused the site to go offline (at the time of this post), luckily lots of tech websites have been talking about the action figure today and it has even been feature on the HLN news channel – you can see a video showing this report at the bottom of this post.
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The figure is very realistic, so much so the news reporter talking about the upcoming product mistakenly thought she was looking at a photo of Jobs, this may land InIcons in some trouble with Apple’s lawyers as the figure is unauthorized – which means the company has no right to use Steve Jobs’ name and/or image.
We managed to get on the InIcons.com website earlier and it looks like the company was taking pre-orders earlier today for $99.99 a pop, we think that this price tag is very high and any reputable company who had the authority to distribute such a product would donate some of the proceeds to pancreatic cancer charities as this is what ultimately led to Steve Jobs’s demise.
Below we have embedded a few images from the HLN news report as you can see the figure is very much life-like and Steve’s attire is spot on – he is wearing the iconic round glasses, black turtleneck and blue jeans which he donned throughout many of his keynotes.
Hopefully we will hear some sort of comment from Apple on the matter soon, will you buy the action figure from InIcons.com? Or do you think it is a cheap way of earning money out of Jobs’ death?