Zuckerberg Doll. Mark Zuckerberg now has his own action figure doll to compete with Steve Jobs. Both action figures appeared online, but Apple threatened M.I.C. Gadget, the creator of the doll, with legal action.
However, no one knows for sure with Mark Zuckerberg will do the same thing. The new action figure is online. This one appears to be modeled after another famous chief executive in the tech world.
But M.I.C. Gadget may have learned its lesson this time.
The new techie doll, which is priced at $70, isn’t actually called “the Mark Zuckerberg” action figure, like the Mr. Jobs version was. Instead, the company has labeled this product the “Poking Inventor Action Figure.” (Facebook allows people to “poke” each other as an alternate way to say hello.)
M.I.C. Gadget describes the “Poking Inventor” action figure as “the most friendly toy we have ever seen,” and says it was “inspired from a man who makes the world more open and connected.”
The doll definitely evokes the personality of Mr. Zuckerberg. It has been molded with his signature shaggy hair, blue jeans, Adidas flip-flops and of course, the iconic black hooded sweatshirt. You can also set the action figure to hold either a “like” or “poke” button.
For his part, Zuckerberg seems to be making an effort lately to humanize his image, with an appearance on Saturday Night Live, an interview with 60 Minutes and, just this week, a Facebook Page devoted to his new puppy, Beast. The fluffy white pup,” just moved into the Palo Alto home that Zuckerberg shares with girlfriend Priscilla Chan, according to the dog’s new Facebook page.
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