A Taiwanese doll manufacturer announced today its plans to produce an “anatomically correct” Steve Jobs action figure that will go on sale in the next few months. Ding Ling, a privately owned company, admitted that it had invited controversy.
Ding Ling’s surprise announcement came on the heels of Hong Kong’s In Icon’s decision not to produce a Jobs action figure “out of our heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family.” A spokesperson for Apple expressed outrage at Ding Ling’s plan and stated that the company had intentions to file a cease and desist order. “A Jobs action figure is in poor taste in of itself, but the idea that someone could take off Mr. Job’s pants and fondle his private parts is utterly reprehensible.”
Ding Ling claims that the figure’s “intimate area” will be worthy of someone of Jobs’ stature. “Mr. Jobs will be a tiger among men. Apple fanboys will be most pleased,” according to Ding Ling’s spokesperson.