Steve Jobs: American innovator, almost-action figure.

How better to eulogize the late and great innovator Steve Jobs than create a creepily life-like action figure of him? Apparently, that was exactly the idea that Hong Kong-based company in icons had before they preemptively backed away from the intellectual property giants at Apple, explaining in a statement on Sunday night: 

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.

The statement went on to say explain the true level of sincerity CEO Tandy Cheung had in crafting the doll. But is Apple justified in claiming intellectual property over Steve Jobs’ likeness? I just hope all those eager Jobs fans that pre-ordered the $99-plus dolls can still get their refunds.

Yannick LeJacq

[via Talking Points Memo][Image via zayzay]