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Steve Jobs action figure put out of action

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By John Glenday, Reporter

January 17, 2012 | 1 min read

A plastic figurine depicting the late Apple head Steve Jobs has been removed from sale by its producer following a legal challenge by the technology firm.

In Icons, the Chinese manufacturer behind the dolls, issued a statement on its website explaining the abrupt withdrawal after being on the receiving end of “immense pressure” from lawyers representing Apple and Steve Jobs family.

The statement continued: “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 Steve Jobs family.”

Those who ordered one of the$99 figures, complete with Jobs trademark blue jeans and black turtleneck sweater, have been offered a full refund.

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