Mark Frauenfelder at 6:17 pm Mon, Jan 2, 2012
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The Next Web predicts this unauthorized Steve Jobs action figure will get the kibosh before it goes on sale in February. (Thanks, Rachel!)
Steve Jobs never wore a belt with that outfit.
Beard’s too heavy as well.
He did. But the belt’s probably removable for that pre-2009 look.
Especially one so oversized and over-cinched … which reads as schadenfreude on the part of the makers.
oh. that’s creepy.
Looks like he is holding that phone wrong.
Oh cool, now I can have the complete the set of “Multinational Corporate CEO” dolls!
Realllllly!!! he is dead remember? very smart, but as Bob dylan sang “don”t follow leaders and watch your patking meters
There’s just something not quite tacky enough about it.
Perhaps if it had kung-fu grip and you can get the evil Bill Gates doll to go with it. And maybe a Terminator figure to scale as well. Or even better, a Jonathan Ives doll you can dress like Steve’s sidekick Robin. I would say as a knight in armor since he’s a knight now, but technically it wouldn’t be chronologically appropriate. Unless Steve Dolls can come with an optional iTARDIS…
Pity there’s no Apple Store playset (complete with staff and rabbid fan customers…. and the token anti-fan figure for hat guy that loiters around the front explaining to anyone going in why they’re morons.
I could be wrong here – it’s been awhile since law school, but I think that right of publicity generally expires with death. While Steve may have been able to stop these while he was alive, now that he’s gone it’s open season on his likeness.
I don’t know the legal concepts at work, but I don’t think you’re correct. Just try selling unauthorized Elvis or Marilyn Monroe products and see how far that goes.
I think if you draw an original picture of Elvis you can put it on a t-shirt and sell it with no problems.
However, when Apple used Gandhi on a poster they were given a patent on the concept of using images for commercial purposes, and now everyone who does that has to pay them five cents each time.
Bwahahaha! Now all I need are dolls of Dawkins and Leary — that way I can build a scene with Leary nailed to a stick, Dawkins poking him in the side with a spear, and jobs denying him three times. Merry 2012!
Cool, you could get him to fight Godzilla!
Complete with “magical thinking” hypnosis power- “You WILL completely overhaul the Mac lineup in 6 months”
Great for the kids!
I never noticed it before, but Jobs DID have G.I. Joe hair.
reminds me of psystar. The mac clone company that knew it was walking into a lawsuit.
Something something Chinese slave labor something.
if the JOBS FAMILY had any sense, they would make the company sell these for double the price, take half the money (do whatever it sees “fit” with it) and LET THESE GET MADE
shit, i think you can buy similar dolls of others like Beastie Boys (they come to mind) for $750… and they had the money go to cancer charities
It’s unauthorized. Point was to sell it for less.
Best they could do is commission a better company with a better likeness to make a different one.
For some reason, most Apple fans just want to know if it’s “anatomically correct”.
I’m not sure why.
With Apple, you can never be sure if peripherals will fit your port.
Holy crap!!! I didn’t realize it was a doll, even though I had read the header, until I noticed the hands.
Yeah, I agree with bigyup… authorize these and donate the money to cancer research.
Was thinking the same thing, “My, what big hands he has..”
actually, his hands are fine; the reality distortion field is well-known for playing tricks on optical perspective: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2008/jan/21/liesdamnliesandstevejobs
Somehow it does not really look like jobs. Rather like leo apotheker. Maybe they can reuse it afterwards.
If you pull the cord, does he say, “Oh, one more thing…” ?
Why not just hand Robot Chicken a gun and some crack while your at it!
I saw this and instantly thought Robot Chicken.
Jobs immortalized as a plastic piece of crap nobody really needs but think they do; there’s poetic justice.
Does it come with interchangeable liver?
It’s Les Grossman from Tropic Thunder! Oh, wait… it’s a different asshole!
Does it insult you and yell at you too?
Does it park in handicap spaces with no visible car tag? It does if you lease the optional Mercedes Steve Dolls car!
Everybody’s criticizing and making jokes but I’d bet each of you bought one.
I would buy one for $19.99 and not a penny more. A Jobs Doll is no way worth more than a G. I. Joe with a canteen and an M-16
Wish they’d have made the doll patterned about the time Steve made his first computer—he was sooooo hot in college!
all of you Ipeople are wierdos. seriously.
Kewl, now Barbie has a potential boyfriend with a brain. She can quit working now!
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