Chinese Company Selling Eerily Realistic Steve Jobs Action Figure

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How long should you wait to cash in on the likeness of a universally beloved and recently deceased innovator? Just a few months, apparently, because Chinese company In Icons is looking to ship a disturbingly ultra-realistic 12-inch Steve Jobs action figure for $99 starting in February.

Accessories, no surprise, include Jobs’ standard uniform: glasses, black turtleneck sweater, jeans and New Balance sneakers. The action figure also comes with a “One more thing” backdrop so you can stage your very own mini product launch, although the to-scale iPad, iPhone 4 and first-ever Mac will cost you extra. The red apples (one with a bite taken out of it) should come in handy for any photo shoots you decide to set up in your living room.

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This isn’t the first time a retailer has tried to cash in on Jobs’ popularity. Last year, Apple stopped the sale of a bobble-headed version of Jobs from being sold by a company in China called M.I.C. Gadget, which also ran into problems when it tried selling a Mark Zuckerberg action figure.

No word yet if Apple has taken action against In Icons but the company’s website does seem to be down. At least they try to pay homage to his memory, stating “Dedicated to the Genius, Great Inventor and Visionary: Steve Jobs.”

[via CNET]

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