Japanese Toy Maker Unveils Remarkably Detailed Steve Jobs Figure, But It Won’t Stick Around

Japanese Toy Maker Unveils Remarkably Detailed Steve Jobs Figure, But It Won’t Stick Around

Japanese toy manufacturer Legend Toys has unveiled a remarkably detailed Steve Jobs figure to commemorate the first anniversary of his death. Sculpted by Takao Kato, it’s called the ‘Steve mini’, and it comes bundled with a number of props, such as a chair and a tiny iPad. It’ll begin shipping at the end of December — but there’s a good chance Apple will stop it soon.

The figure costs $199.99 for customers in the United States, and as you can see from the pictures, the detailing is incredible. It’s by far the most impressive Steve doll we’ve seen so far. The problem is, like the other dolls, it’s highly likely Apple will get this one banned.

Japanese Toy Maker Unveils Remarkably Detailed Steve Jobs Figure, But It Won’t Stick Around

We’ve covered a number of Steve figures from a number of different manufacturers since the Apple co-founder passed away last October, but all of them have been banned by the Cupertino company shortly after making their way around the web. It’s highly likely the same thing will happen to this one, but Legend Toys doesn’t seem too bothered.

“We have heard that Apple tried to stop several companies from selling Steve Jobs figures,” said Legend Toy’s Yuichi Kimura. “We do not have any permission from anyone and we don’t think it’s necessary to obtain permission from anyone.”

“Just like millions of people around the world, I was moved by Jobs’ passion and creativity,” Kimura continued. “He said that he loved to do things he could do best. So do I, and the best thing I can do is make a lifelike figure to remember him and I also wanted to share my passion with all his fans like he did with those I-products. This is my pure and simple intention.”

Japanese Toy Maker Unveils Remarkably Detailed Steve Jobs Figure, But It Won’t Stick Around

If you want one of these figures, it’s probably best you get your order in as quickly as possible. Despite the confidence of Legend Toys, we’re pretty certain this’ll be banned soon.

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  • SupaMac

    I still don’t understand how Apple can control someone making a toy of a person. It’s not like they’re making a toy that is copying the company’s Intellectual Property. It’s just a man’s likeness. And, honestly, who gives a shit? Relax, Apple.

  • bdkennedy

    For the same reason you can’t make an Elvis doll and expect to profit from it.

    I still don’t understand how Apple can control someone making a toy of a person. It’s not like they’re making a toy that is copying the company’s Intellectual Property. It’s just a man’s likeness. And, honestly, who gives a shit? Relax, Apple.

  • desmondie

    It’s actually Phil Collins, so no one’s bothered ;)

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