Japan's Legend Toys is the latest contender to jump head first into the Steve Jobs action figure game—an arena where many others have failed to ship once Apple issued an official cease and desist order that shut production down.
This new eerily lifelike 12-inch Steve Jobs action figure comes complete with glasses, three pairs of hands, a small sofa and a red apple—priced at $199 each which includes shipping. The ability to Pre-Order has already been opened on the Legend Toys website.
So how do you know this is not an elaborate ruse to grab some quick cash and then never deliver a Steve Jobs action figure or issue a refund should Apple's legal team succeed in shutting sales down before shipping? You don't. That's the bad news.
Lesser detailed Steve Jobs figures from China originally priced at $79 each—sold on Ebay for $2,500 after Apple shut the operation down in 2010.
The risk versus reward here could be significant. Good luck with that.