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SAN JOSE, Calif. - The company that began advertising for an incredibly lifelike Steve Jobs doll won’t sell the figurines after all because of pressure from family and Apple lawyers.
In Icons had planned to offer the 1-foot (0.3-meter)-tall, lifelike figure dressed in Jobs’ trademark black mock turtleneck, rimless glasses and jeans.
But the San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/AoI1ZQ ) the company posted a statement on its website Sunday saying it had received “immense pressure” to drop the plan and made the decision out of its “heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family.”
The iconic Apple co-founder died Oct. 5 of complications from pancreatic cancer.
In icons had intended to start shipping the doll in February. The company says any money received for pre-orders will be returned.
Take a look at the (unauthorized) Steve Jobs action figure. It’s so realistic, it’s downright creepy.
The 12-inch figure, which was to have been sold by inicons, was set to ship next month and would have retailed for an Apple-like premium of $99.99. But you would have got quite a lot of detail for your Benjamin. The figure features Jobs’s “uniform” of blue jeans, black mock turtleneck, and running shoes. The figure’s face has glasses, realistic facial stubble, and the unmistakable male pattern baldness.
According to the site’s product page, the figure comes with these features:
One realistic, sculpted head and two pairs of glasses.
One highly articulated body and three pairs of hands.
One black turtleneck and one pair of blue jeans.
One black leather belt and one chair (wood + metal).
One pair of black socks and sneaker(s).
Two apples (one with a bite).
One piece of “ONE MORE THING” hard backdrop.
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