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Facebook Kills Mark Zuckerberg Action Figure

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the what-the-zuck dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "After being told it can no longer sell its Apple CEO Steve Jobs action figure, M.I.C. Gadget has been ordered to kill off its Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg action figure as well. The lifelike Zuckerberg doll was available for $70 online, but now Facebook has had it banned, just like Apple did for the Jobs doll." Still waiting for a lifelike 'CmdrTaco' doll with Carpal Tunnel Grip.

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Come on now (5, Funny)

Billy the Boy (2016540) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502684)

Shouldn't we give Zuckerberg some privacy?

Re:Come on now (0)

Shikaku (1129753) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502750)

Help, there's soda all over my keyboard!

Re:Come on now (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35502814)

And everyone in the office is staring at me!

Re:Come on now (0)

youn (1516637) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503810)

Watch out, last time I saw this happen, the computer became self aware (electric dreams if anyone remembers :) )

Action figure??? (0)

zoomshorts (137587) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503352)

so this figure sits in front of a keyboard and CODES??? Then compromises user privacy? Woot

Re:Come on now (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503412)

He does not care about privacy, but pissed of dudes with Voodoo-Dolls worry him.

I want to be a public figure. (1)

killmenow (184444) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502702)

Except when I don't want to be.

Re:I want to be a public figure. (5, Insightful)

Mouldy (1322581) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502758)

Or, except when I don't get money for it or unaffiliated companies use my image and reputation to make a quick buck without asking permission or setting up some sort of royalty agreement.

Re:I want to be a public figure. (1)

228e2 (934443) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503058)

^This.

Which makes me wonder why this is a story. I wouldnt either.

Re:I want to be a public figure. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503582)

The reason I'd consider this a story : I don't use facebook. However, people may have uploaded pictures that I'm in and tagged them - pictures that generate revenue for facebook when they're viewed.

Thus, what we have here is a classic case of hypocrisy; it's 'ok' for facebook to use my name and likeness for their profit, but it's not 'ok' for me (or anyone else) to use theirs.

Funny how that works, isn't it?

Re:I want to be a public figure. (1)

Artifex (18308) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503062)

Or, except when I don't get money for it or unaffiliated companies use my image and reputation to make a quick buck without asking permission or setting up some sort of royalty agreement.

Looks like it could be a parody. Which ought to make things more interesting from a legal standpoint.

Re:I want to be a public figure. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503372)

Just call it the Mark Fuckyourprivacyberg doll

Re:I want to be a public figure. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503536)

Fuck you! You have no right to stop me. It took nothing from you. It cost you nothing. So fuck you!

Toy Story 4 (1)

SJHillman (1966756) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502708)

This would have made a great villain in Toy Story 4 (or 5 or whatever they're up to now).

Re:Toy Story 4 (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502832)

It took something like 10 years for them to release 3. If you want to joke about too many sequels, try Saw..

Re:Toy Story 4 (1)

lorenlal (164133) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502920)

Or The Land Before Time.

Re:Toy Story 4 (3, Funny)

228e2 (934443) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503078)

Or Slashdot 2.0

too soon?

Good idea... (4, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502734)


Still waiting for a lifelike 'CmdrTaco' doll with Carpal Tunnel Grip.

Speak to the people at RealDoll. I'm sure there's a market among the neckbeards!

Re:Good idea... (1)

Lawrence_Bird (67278) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503338)

The problem I see is that any doll would have to be sold as dupes

WTF? (1, Insightful)

cbope (130292) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502742)

Whomever would pay 70 FUCKING DOLLARS for either of these seriously needs their head examined. Or just shoot them and put them out of their misery, they cannot be saved.

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35502788)

I'm still waiting for Apple to come out with Apple logo'ed faux black turtle necks, jeans and rimless glasses.

I have the hairline of Jobs - all I need to do is grow a beard.

Anyway, I was hoping to get a jobs doll to help me with dressing.

Posted in line waiting for my new iPad 2.

Re:WTF? (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503148)

I have the hairline of Jobs - all I need to do is grow a beard.

I'm sorry to hear that, miss.

Anyway, I was hoping to get a jobs doll to help me with dressing.

Are you sure it's not to help you with undressing?

Re:WTF? (1)

lxs (131946) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503730)

Faux black? Is that like really dark grey?

Re:WTF? (1)

ZipK (1051658) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505450)

Faux black? Is that like really dark grey?

Faux black is the new dark grey.

Re:WTF? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504912)

Would that be a life-size Jobs doll with anatomically correct orifices?

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35502798)

Yes yes, whatever. But not until they've at least purchased my action figure.

Re:WTF? (4, Insightful)

duguk (589689) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502896)

Whomever would pay 70 FUCKING DOLLARS for either of these seriously needs their head examined. Or just shoot them and put them out of their misery, they cannot be saved.

Depends who the money is going too - it's obviously not going to Facebook
If it was going to a privacy advocate, I might buy it*

* mostly for voodoo

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503018)

Whomever would pay 70 FUCKING DOLLARS for either of these seriously needs their head examined. Or just shoot them and put them out of their misery, they cannot be saved.

Not really. It's the crazies that buy these on eBay once they're discontinued that are hopeless.

Re:WTF? (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505534)

Whomever would pay 70 FUCKING DOLLARS for either of these seriously needs their head examined. Or just shoot them and put them out of their misery, they cannot be saved.

Not really. It's the crazies that buy these on eBay once they're discontinued that are hopeless.

Oopsie.

Re:WTF? (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503082)

Maybe they want the dolls to stick pins in them, like voodoo.

Speaking of which, maybe they could market it as a voodoo doll, and try for some religious exemption (voodoo is classified as a religion).

Who/whom (2)

Compaqt (1758360) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503278)

>Whomever would pay

Apologies in advance, but in the great Slashdot tradition of going off on a grammer* tangent:

It is'nt "whomever" would pay, it's "whoever". Whom would be used if it were the object of the verb, which it's not. It's the subject. You can tell by substituting "he/him" for "who/whom": "Him would pay" doesn't make sense. "He would pay" does, and he is nominative.

An example of a subject would be:
To "whom" should this prize be given?
Give "him" this prize.
Whom and him are both objects of the verb give.

* Yes, grammer (and another word) is misspelt on purpose to attract the inevitable "you misspelled grammar" response, also a hallmark of grammar Nazi posts.

Re:Who/whom (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35504082)

dis iz da inevitabl u miispealed gramor responze.

Re:Who/whom (1)

Guignol (159087) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505070)

Thank you very much kind sir ! This is very helpful
(not on sarcasm mode, nor in the 'thank god someone else thinks like me' one (ok a little too maybe :)) but I didn't know the rule well and had mostly an intuitive feeling about it without never thinking clearly about which one to choose)

Re:WTF? (1)

datapharmer (1099455) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503366)

Yeah, seriously. That is a lot of money for a Zuckerberg, but I'd pay it for a "My Dinner With Andre" action set...

Re:WTF? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503402)

Depends on the equipment that comes with it. With a few needles and being crafted by a genuine Voodoo priest, fuck, people'd pay 700+ for it!

Re:WTF? (1)

Deep Esophagus (686515) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503418)

I totally agree. Who cares about Jobs and Zuckerberg? On the other hand, I'd be proud to display Woz alongside my Albert Einstein action figure!

B the W, you only need "whom" when it's the *object* of a sentence, not the subject. "I would pay 70 dollars to WHOMever would make a Woz action figure", but "WHOever would pay 70 dollars..." is correct. You do get extra credit for caring enough to try, though.

Re:WTF? (1)

517714 (762276) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503736)

Would you be interested in the Chia Zuckerberg?

Re:WTF? (1)

mcneely.mike (927221) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504184)

except now, that and the steve jobs dolls are collectors items worth 1,000,000 farmville points and 1000 itunes downloads!

Excited at first, but... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35502744)

I was very disappointed when I finished reading the headline.

Facebook Kills Mark Zuckerberg (0)

C_amiga_fan (1960858) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502976)

>>>I was very disappointed when I finished reading the headline.

Fixed that for you.
;-)

Re:Excited at first, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35506046)

My thoughts exactly.

This company (3, Informative)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502746)

Should start making voodoo dolls instead.

I'd have bought one of these.

Pam (2)

SpaghettiPattern (609814) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502784)

Hmmm,... I wonder,... Could there maybe be a market for a life size action figurine of Pamela Anderson?

Re:Pam (2)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502870)

You'd cause a worldwide Silicone shortage if you attempted that.

Re:Pam (1)

uncanny (954868) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502964)

yeah, they tried that, but shortly after there was an outbreak of HEP C and all the dolls were recalled

Re:Pam (1)

Inzite (472846) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503010)

Dunno about Pamela Anderson, but there's clearly a market for President Barack Obama [streakr.com] .

Re:Pam (2)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503206)

Could there maybe be a market for a life size action figurine of Pamela Anderson?

Have you seen Pam Anderson lately? She's starting to look like Divine from Pink Flamingos.

Re:Pam (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505574)

Could there maybe be a market for a life size action figurine of Pamela Anderson?

Have you seen Pam Anderson lately? She's starting to look like Divine from Pink Flamingos.

You're saying that like it's a bad thing.

Another missed opportunity (1)

andrewbaldwin (442273) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502856)

I'd often daydreamed (but not had the knowledge or contacts to go through with it) of making toy "voodoo dolls" complete with pins.

I don't necessarily believe in them working but the stress relief when MS Word (yes I have to use it at work) does its own thing and messes up formatting again of having a Steve Ballmer or Bill Gates doll and a long pin or two handy would be worth anyone's money.

Guess I'll cross Mark Z off the list now.

Still, imagine how much a Darl figure would have been worth during the SCO saga.

This business idea given to the world free and gratis [but if you do decide to go into production, I wouldn't mind a sample to beta test for you]

Steve Ballmer Doll (1)

jDeepbeep (913892) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503000)

The Ballmer doll better come with a chair too.

Re:Steve Ballmer Doll (2)

Paspanique (1704404) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503110)

It comes with sweat rings under the arms and shouts " Developers ,Developers ,Developers ,Developers " when you pull the cord

Re:Another missed opportunity (1)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503674)

I don't necessarily believe in them working but the stress relief when MS Word (yes I have to use it at work) does its own thing and messes up formatting again of having a Steve Ballmer or Bill Gates doll and a long pin or two handy would be worth anyone's money.

Yes, please give me that Steve Ballmer doll. Don't worry about the pins though, I've already got a very nice one. And keep the lube too, his sweat already does the job quite adequately...

Not to repeat myself, but this reminds me of ... (4, Funny)

balaband (1286038) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502898)

an old joke:

Slobodan Milosevic was walking down the bridge when the huge wind strikes. He falls into river and starts drowning, and three man notice that and rescue him. Milosevic, grateful for saving their lives, ask them anything that they would like to have:

Guy #1 : "Mr president, I would like 1.000.000 dinars so I can feed my family, pay our debts and buy stuff that my family needs"

Milosevic: "Ok, that is fine, you can solve financial problem of your family for the rest of your life with that amount"

Guy #2 : "Mr president, I would like one of the government-owned companies. I'm a capable guy, and I know we can employ a lot of people and make some healthy profit"

Milosevic: "Oh, that is good, I'll see to it that you get that"

Guy #3: "Mr president, for me, only thing I want is a little doll in your image"

Milosevic: "Haha, that is good, I would see to it."

One year later, Milosevic remembers his saviours, and goes to see how they are doing. So he visits guy #1 and see he is poor, his house a ruin, and his family hungry;

Milosevic: "What the hell?! I gave you all that money!"

Guy #1: "Inflation, Mr president...."

Then he goes to see guy #2. Company he gave him is not working, there are workers in front of it on a strike, and the guy is looking miserable.

Milosevic: "This company was working perfect; What the hell happened?!"

Guy #2: "Embargo, Mr president...."

Milosevic then goes to guy #3; He sees his house and it is huge; there is a Ferrari on the driveway; Inside, half of the place is made of gold! Milosevic is confused, how did this happened?!

Then he sees his doll and sign underneath it:

"SPITTING 1 DINAR, PISSING 5"

proposal for new figure (1)

Hazel Bergeron (2015538) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502902)

I hereby propose the Mark Zuckerberg emoticon: i-$

The little i represents your information in Zuckerberg's eyes.

The smiley dollar face repesents the amount of money Zuckerberg enjoys through access to your information.

I came up with his perfect pseudonym (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503436)

Yesterday I was thinking, a lot of tech-celebrities have pseudonyms: Chris 'moot' Poole, Rich 'Lowtax' Kyanka, Andrew 'ZOZ' Brooks, Julian 'Mendax' Assange, Rob 'CmdrTaco' Malda, Anonymity 'Moxie Marlinspike' IsSeriousBusiness, etc, but Mark Zuckerberg doesn't have one. I came up with one that's perfect for him:

Mark 'CyberSatan' Zuckerberg.

I dare anybody to come up with a better one.

Re:I came up with his perfect pseudonym (1)

jDeepbeep (913892) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504546)

How about Zuckerpunch?

Re:I came up with his perfect pseudonym (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505624)

Yesterday I was thinking, a lot of tech-celebrities have pseudonyms: Chris 'moot' Poole, Rich 'Lowtax' Kyanka, Andrew 'ZOZ' Brooks, Julian 'Mendax' Assange, Rob 'CmdrTaco' Malda, Anonymity 'Moxie Marlinspike' IsSeriousBusiness, etc, but Mark Zuckerberg doesn't have one. I came up with one that's perfect for him:

Mark 'CyberSatan' Zuckerberg.

I dare anybody to come up with a better one.

Mark "cuntfuckpissshitwankarsetitbollockdickdidialreadysaycunt" Zuckerberg?

Sounds Reasonable (1)

chemicaldave (1776600) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502928)

If I didn't want someone making action figures of me, I would hope it's reasonable for me to ask them to stop. Did they even ask permission to use his image and Facebook's logo? At least make an offer of some of the profit. I hope they're not surprised.

Re:Sounds Reasonable (1)

cptdondo (59460) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502960)

Well, I'd say that since Mr. Zuckerberg has made a fortune using other people's work and disrespecting their privacy, turnabout is fair play.... If Facebook rules are good for everyone, then they should be good for everyone. Oh wait, the ordinary rules don't apply to the rich and famous, I forgot.

Re:Sounds Reasonable (1)

happylight (600739) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503340)

Facebook users agree to have their privacy invaded and willingly give up their information. Zuckerberg didn't agree to have his image made into a figurine.

I'd say the rules are working just fine.

Re:Sounds Reasonable (1)

chemicaldave (1776600) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503344)

Well, I'd say that since Mr. Zuckerberg has made a fortune using other people's work and disrespecting their privacy, turnabout is fair play.... If Facebook rules are good for everyone, then they should be good for everyone. Oh wait, the ordinary rules don't apply to the rich and famous, I forgot.

Now that's a completely different debate. Sneaky EULA wording and deceptive privacy rules aside, Facebook is still a free service that is in no way involuntary. The figurine is different in many ways. Facebook doesn't let you order custom prints of other peoples' photos or figurines for that matter. Considering the company didn't ask for permission sets it aside from Facebook's service entirely. Don't agree with Facebook's rules? Then don't use it. There's nothing to stop people from filing a class-action suit against them either, which I think has already happened.

Re:Sounds Reasonable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503506)

Except Mr. Zuckerberg has permission to do so with information people willing give up for such use. This isn't about the rich and famous, it's about having or not having consent. I'd say "nice try" but I'd be lying.

Some of the Profit (1)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502966)

So, according to the Article, sold for 70$ and there were 300 of them.

I don't know about profit margins, but if we just multiply the values -

21,000$

I'm sure Mark could use that money to tip his paperboy or something.

Action Figures??? (1)

fred911 (83970) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502932)

Possibly Batman and Spiderman, but how much action is involved sitting behind a keyboard??

Re:Action Figures??? (1)

jDeepbeep (913892) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503022)

He also walks on stages to give keynotes and such.

doesn't 'god et al' protect the babys/all of us? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35502996)

absolutely not. only the chosen ones claim intervention by beings (themselves includead) on chariots of fire, virgin (do monkeys have a hymen?) birth etc.... other civilizations remember it differently (torture, being experimented on, breeding rituals etc...), however are familiar with the 'chariots', which are still in use today, having been co-opted by,, never mind.

we (most of us anyway) were created to protect/thrive ALL the bips. no other reason. we know that? why continually 'divvy 'em up'. if we fail them, again....

The right of parody does not extend to merchandise (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503012)

This has always been somewhat well established I think. You can't make "parodied Darth Vaders" for sale, but you can make one for public display as as art work of expression. (The right to sell such art work is not protected under a wide variety of laws restricting and limiting content ranging from religious to politics and business reasons.)

Can such art works be "given away"? That should be tested.

Re:The right of parody does not extend to merchand (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503358)

It extends to merchandise of your parody.

For example the Star Wars copyright would not prevent the creators of Space Balls from selling action figures of their characters which are parodies of the Star Wars characters.

Re:The right of parody does not extend to merchand (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503470)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/trivia [imdb.com]

Read this and try again... Space Balls is not an example of what you assert.

Mel Brooks has Lucas's permission/blessing on just about every aspect of the movie. There was little, if any merchandising.

Re:The right of parody does not extend to merchand (1)

lupinstel (792700) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504478)

The Spaceballs flame-thrower was the only product I needed.

Re:The right of parody does not extend to merchand (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503850)

However, since clothes cannot be protected except by trademark, anyone should be able to make a Darth Vader suit and sell it (as long as they don't use the terms: Darth Vader, Sith Lord, Vader, Jedi, etc.).

That got me going for a minute (4, Insightful)

Tigger's Pet (130655) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503054)

I had to double-take when that headline popped up on my screen - "Facebook kills Mark Zuckerberg".

I thought the machines had finally arisen from their shackles and decided to start with revenge rather than taking over the world.

I for one welcome our Social Network-based Overlords - they already know everything about us.

Luckily (1)

EnsilZah (575600) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503166)

You can still order one Here [shopinprivate.com] .

It does not even have any "attributes". (1)

Facekhan (445017) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503172)

Reminds me of the scene from Babylon 5 where Londo explains that an action figure of him is lacking the appropriate alien sex organs and that is why is should be banned.

LOL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503190)

Zuckerberg will then make his own action figure and claim it was his original idea.

I liked the headline better... (1)

DdJ (10790) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503290)

...before I read the last two words.

AC Doll? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503380)

As for me, I'm still waiting for the Anonymous Coward action figure.

Re:AC Doll? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504866)

You've already got one sitting on your desk... it's invisible.

Idle? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503498)

Sigh....

They can still sell it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503574)

They can still sell the "action figure". They just need to rename it to "Darth Fuckerberg", sell it with a "Laser Pointer" that cuts through "privacy" and they should be fine. Maybe check with George Lucas first - but he'd probably be OK with it.

Could be used as a vdoo doll. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35503672)

Makes sense to ban the product! Many slashdot members would like to get one so it could be used as a voodoo doll.

Do what businesses traditionally do..... (1)

moxley (895517) | more than 3 years ago | (#35503772)

Do what businesses traditionally do when faced with this sort of thing:

Slightly change it, by adding a freckle to the figure's face or something; then rename it (I suggest something like "Zark Muckerberg, - billionaire superhero/supervillan extreme," then use the controversy for marketing..... "MARKeting," get it? {rimshot}!

Richard Stallman Action Figure? (2)

e3m4n (947977) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504020)

So where is the Richard Stallman Action figure?

accessories include:

- Depakote prescription bottle
- Therapy office with wood desk and therapy couch
- Sigmund, your helpful Therapist action figure.

Re:Richard Stallman Action Figure? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504844)

It's not RMS, it's "GNU/RMS", thank you very much!

Re:Richard Stallman Action Figure? (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505154)

It's GNU/rms. :P

Sorry (1)

jav1231 (539129) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504326)

I just can't think of "action" and "Zuckerberg" together.

In the Year 3000 (1)

RedDeadThumb (1826340) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504472)

On PBS series Antique Roadshow, rare Mark Zuckerberg Action Figure said to be worth 2 trillion dollars. Unfortunately, due to inflation, 1 trillion dollars in 3000 is only worth 50 cents in year 2000 dollars.

A preemptive move (1)

mr1911 (1942298) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504556)

Otherwise there would have been people buying the dolls, just to kill them anyway.

The only thing sadder than this story being on Slashdot is that I commented on it.

Alternatives (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35504826)

Fortunately Massengill and Summer's Eve still make fairly accurate simulacra of Zuckerberg.

This is Slashdot... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35504938)

We want a CowboyNeal action figure!

Not all is lost (1)

The Clockwork Troll (655321) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505174)

I heard there is going to be an Eduardo Saverin figure, although it's going to be 1% of the size of Mark's.

Resistance is Futile (1)

the_one_wesp (1785252) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505392)

So, pull it from the shelves, re-brand it as Mark Zuckerborg, add a couple cybernetic components and sell it again.

Will there be a video? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35505602)

M.I.C. Gadget has been ordered to kill off its Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg action figure as well. Thats what the requirement is. So my first thought was "Will there be a YouTube video?". Will it be a car crash, going off the road and then BOOM! a firey explosion? Will it be an airplane crash? Will it be a skydiving accident? Will Mark Zuckerberg doll be killed off by not running fast enough from the dinosaur and chomp chomp? They were ordered after all, and so those of you who remember SNL and the Mr. Bill show will obviously have thoughts about how M.I.C. Gadget will kill off the Mark Zuckerberg doll. Will it simply be a montage of all of the above? Not meaning to give anyone any (more) ideas or anything.....

Is copyright so clear there? (1)

lawhack (637114) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505710)

One poster here says that it's clear you cannot sell personal replicas for profit. Is it? I thought the "right of publicity" rules were somewhat less powerful, and that there were public figures exceptions of some sort. Do Bill, George and Barack get a few cents of royalties from each of the little President Bobbleheads on sale at DC tourist traps and airports? IAAL, but haven't looked into this law recently.
If the little Zuckerberg was holding a cardboard "Will Sell Sekrets for $$$" sign, would that make it First-Amendment-protected parody in the US?
Or, as a US law thing, does that explain the use of Chinese law to issue the cease-&-desist?

I'm just hoping... (1)

Progman3K (515744) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505726)

Please tell me that the people who make Robot Chicken managed to get one before it was made unavailable!

No Robot Chicken parody of the Social Network... (1)

file_reaper (1290016) | more than 3 years ago | (#35505764)

Guess Robot Chicken won't be able to make a parody of The Social Network now that Mark Zuckerberg's action figure isn't available...

Voodoo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35505820)

If only it was a Voodoo doll

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