Steve Jobs Action Figure Yanked

jobsactionfigurePerhaps as you’ve been meandering about the Internets over the past few days, you have caught a glimpse of, believe it or not, a Steve Jobs action figure.  Well, about as soon as the figure made its appearance, it now seems to have made its disappearance.  M.I.C. gadget, the seller of the figurine, reportedly received a cease and desist letter from Apple.

In case you hadn’t seen it yet, the figure was an uncanny resemblance of the Apple CEO complete with black turtleneck, blue jeans, and an iPhone.  The iPhone even had the Apple logo on the back of it. 

The figure came complete with speech bubbles that you could fill out on your own, maybe with phrases like “one more thing” or “magical and revolutionary?” 

The company had sold out of its first round of figurines and was about to release another shipment.

But Apple has kindly asked M.I.C. gadget to cease the marketing and sale of the figure since Apple never gave out any type of permission for use of Apple’s copyrights and trademarks.

So unfortunately if you were hoping for a new bit of inspiration to add to your cubicle desktop, you’ll have to shelve those hopes for now.  But as TUAW points out, hopefully maybe once Apple sees the demand for this, maybe, just maybe, they’ll create a version of their own.

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