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Sale of Steve Jobs doll cancelled

Sale of Steve Jobs doll cancelled

A Chinese firm scrapped plans to sell a lifelike doll of Steve Jobs after his family and Apple lawyers objected.

In Icons said in a statement they “have not overstepped any legal boundaries”, but felt a “heartfelt sensitivity” to the feelings of the Jobs family.

The figurine was intended as a tribute to the Apple founder, and came with accessories such as a mock iPhone, turtleneck and New Balance sneakers.

In Icons has offered a refund to customers who had pre-ordered a doll.

The figurine, which was 12in (30.5cm) long and was to sell at $99.99 (£65), had realistic facial features that the company says had been reworked many times to achieve a lifelike appearance.

The toy-maker had recently begun marketing the figurine in January and planned to begin shipping in February.

“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 the Steve Jobs family,” an announcement on the company website said.

Source: BBC News

 

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