Steve Jobs Stuffed Toy Launches as Limited-Time Collector Item [PICS]

Samantha Murphy
March 14, 2012

Steve Jobs Stuffed Toy

The item from toy company Throwback is a limited-time collector's item, as only 1,200 have been made.

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Fans of Steve Jobs can now own a stuffed toy of the late tech visionary.

Called the iCEO, the plush doll by toy company Throwboy looks remarkably like the Apple founder. Standing 12 inches tall, the toy Job comes with removable rimless glasses, his signature black turtle neck and 100% denim jeans.

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The company is touting the Steve Jobs stuffed toy as a limited-edition collector's item, as only 1,200 have been made.

The iCEO can be pre-ordered now for $60, with a limit of two for each person. The item will ship in August 2012 and you can order it from other countries.

"Here at Throwboy, we won't forget how we were indulged by the man in the black mock turtleneck.," said on its site. "Instead, we celebrate the life of this inspiring person whose raving passion for all things tech kept us craving innovation and lusting after his creativity."

The Throwboy team donates 10% of each Steve Jobs toy sold to the American Cancer Society: "It's all in honor of this influential man who continues to shape our world with his legacy," the site said.

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This isn't the first time a company has launched a toy that pays tribute to Jobs. Earlier this year, In Icons set up a promotional page to tout the launch of its 12-inch Steve Jobs action figure that looked eerily realistic.

However, the company now has a message on its site that it has stopped selling the item due to pressure received from Apple lawyers and the Jobs family.

"I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that the original intention for creating the figurine was driven by a fan's admiration of Steve," the site said, noting that the company respects copyright/trademark rights and wasn't using Apple product models with the figure.

"Unfortunately, we have received immense pressure from the lawyers of Apple and Steve Jobs family… and 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."

In Icons noted the company would issue refunds to anyone that pre-ordered the action figure for $99.

It's unclear at this point if Throwboy has informed Apple about its Steve Jobs stuffed toy model. The company has not yet responded to Mashable's inquiry about the matter.

Will you pre-order the Steve Jobs stuffed toy? Is it too soon for companies to sell products related to Jobs? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Images via Throwboy

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