August 30, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The company that began advertising for an incredibly lifelike Steve Jobs doll won't be selling the figurines after all.
In Icons, the company that planned to offer the 1-foot-tall, lifelike figure dressed in Jobs' trademark black mock turtleneck, rimless glasses and jeans, posted the statement on its website Sunday.
The company said it had received "immense pressure" from lawyers of Apple and Jobs' family to drop the plan, the San Jose Mercury News reports Monday.
The statement said the company 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.
The company had intended to start shipping the dollar in February. It said any money received for pre-orders will be returned.
Information from: San Jose Mercury News,
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