A couple of years ago, Legend Toys got into a bit of trouble with their Steve Jobs 1/6th scale figure of Steve Jobs, who had just passed away. The company was able to market the figure (one is sitting on my desk right now) and now the company is offering up a new version of Steve Jobs – or rather, a younger version of the business and marketing brain behind Apple.
Wow. Here’s something I didn’t expect to see come across the virtual desk at Major Spoilers – The Steve Jobs Action Figure. Created by Chinese manufacturer Dragon in Dreams, the action figure depicts the late Apple CEO in miniature form.
Steve Jobs was nearly as iconic as his company logo. His legacy is that of an innovator, risk-taker, a visionary and a genius. With his recent passing, Bluewater Productions along with Paperless Publishing decided to publish the upcoming special edition biography comic book as an e-book available this week on the NOOK and Kindle.
Steve Jobs is nearly as iconic as his company logo. He’s been called an innovator, risk-taker, a visionary and a genius. He’s also been called unscrupulous, an egomaniac and a corporate pirate. Both sides of this complex personality are examined in an upcoming Bluewater Productions biography comic book tracing Jobs’ life and career.
Kirk Manly sent us a series of images from the March issue of Fast Company Magazine that features a story on Disney buying Marvel.Â In light of the iPad arriving in the next 40 days or so, I thought this image of Steve Jobs as Captain America Iron Man was really telling.Â As Fortune Magazine has speculated in a recent post, Steve Jobs may be involved in getting Marvel comics on the iPad come release day.Â Remember, Steve Jobs is the head honcho at Apple, and the man behind PIXAR.Â Disney owns PIXAR with Steve on the board of directors.Â Disney owns Marvel, thus making the circle complete.Â The only thing standing in the way is Marvel’s reliance on Flash as a distribution medium for its Marvel DCU service.
Back to our entry for the day, take the jump for Manly’s take on other Disney executives as Marvel heroes.
Man when it rains it pours.Â First it was the news of Patrick McGoohan’s passing, then Steve Jobs stepping down from Apple because of his medical condition, and now Fox News is reporting on the death of Ricardo Montalban.Â Many of us know him from Fantasy Island, but a many more pop culture fans know of him in his series to movie spanning role as Kahn, probably one of Kirk’s most formidable foes.
Montalban’s death was announced at a meeting of the city council by president Eric Garcetti, who represents the district where the actor lived. Garcetti did not give a cause of death.