After "immense pressure" from Apple, in addition to Steve Jobs' family, the maker of the controversial Steve Jobs dolls has decided to cease production and all sales of the 12-inch figure.
This disclosure was made by Tandy Cheung, the head of the Hong Kong-based toy maker ‘In Icons' and in an official statement, yesterday.
In the statement Cheung clarified that, "Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries, we have decided to completely stop the offer, production and sale of the Steve Jobs figurine out of our heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family," as published on the In Icons official website.
Cheung also stated that he respects Jobs and is a big fan of the Apple co-founder and that his wish or intention was not to make Jobs family upset.
At the start of this month, the toy maker grabbed headlines when they announced that they will be releasing a toy that completely resembles the Apple co-founder. In fact, the toy also had the trademark wardrobe of Jobs, which was a turtleneck sweatshirt, jeans and frameless glasses.
However, according to reports, Apple dispatched a cease and desist notice to In Icons. This claimed that the Hong Kong based company was violating laws, by manufacturing a toy that "resembles" the logo of the technology company, appearance, person's name or likeness of their products.