This latest 12-inch Steve doll from In Icons, a Chinese company, looks creepily lifelike, and on the website the company writes that the collectible is “dedicated to the genius, great inventor, and visionary: Steve Jobs.”
The figure which sells for $99 and goes onsale in the U.S. in February, comes with a realistic head sculpt, two pairs of glasses, one articulated body, three pairs of hands, a black turtleneck (Jobs had a closetful of Japanese designer Issey Miyake’s turtlenecks made for him), a pair of jeans, a black leather belt, and a pair of black socks and sneakers. Extras like the tiny iPad, iPhone 4 and the first model of Mac will cost you a bit more.
Dolls are supposed to ship next month, but pre-orders for the $99 figure have already stopped and the site now appears to be down. Apple also killed a previous Jobs figure created by another Chinese company, M.I.C. Gadget. Their detailed $79 bobblehead was Jobs in jeans, a black turtleneck, and sneakers holding an iPhone 4. Apple told M.I.C. Gadget that the action figure was a violation of its copyrights and trademarks.