Homepage > Apple

Steve Jobs toy makers threatened by Apple?

steve jobs action figureRemember the realistic-looking Steve Jobs action figure that we reported about earlier this week? Well it looks like we may never get the chance to purchase them. According to a report from The Telegraph (which failed to quote any sources); Apple has sent a letter to the toy manufacturer, asking it cease sales of the 12″ Steve Jobs doll. Apparently in the letter, Apple mentioned that: “any toy that resembles the technology company’s logo, person’s name, appearance or likeness of its products is a criminal offence.”

This isn’t a surprising move from Apple, considering how protective the company has been with all of its products (though Apple is a product of Steve Jobs instead of vice versa). Apple was also reported to have forced another toy manufacturer to stop selling Steve Jobs dolls in the past before. But if this cease and desist letter turns out to be real and the toy maker follows suit, you can probably expect the prices of the Steve Jobs figures already available on eBay to sky rocket.

Like Google+ Tweet Pin
User Comments