Wil Wheaton has been famous for longer than many of you have been alive, but now he reaches the level of full-on mega-stardom – he finally has his own plushie.
I refuse to call this an “action figure” as it is quite clearly a doll and quite clearly an attempt to cash in on the death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. I guess iCEO will appeal to those that worshiped at the feet of Jobs and always wished they could.. er… play with him?
The figure is due for release in late February for $US99.99 plus shipping.
Apple or Jobs’s family might take action to block the use of Jobs’s likeness, as they did in 2010 when a company called MIC Gadget attempted to sell Jobs action figures on eBay.
However DID has released unauthorised figures in the past, depicting such famous people as US President Barack Obama.