An action figure of Steve Jobs has been withdrawn from sale following "immense pressure" from Steve Jobs' family and Apple layers.

"Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries, we 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, the manufacturer of the doll, said on its website.

"I fully respect Steve, and his family, and it is definitely not my wish or intention that they be upset. We understand that this decision will cause many of the fans' disappointment, but please forgive us as there is no other alternative unless to have the blessing from Steve Jobs family."

The Hong-Kong based toy manufacturer unveiled the 12in action figure, which comes dressed in jeans and a black polo-neck in January. It is priced at $99 on the company's website but has been going for around $135 on eBay.

The doll was being sold with a collection of accessories including, circular rimless glasses, socks, a wedding ring and two apples - one with a bite taken out of it, as well as a chair and a 'One More Thing' backdrop, which was Jobs' catchphrase.

In Icons said it will offer a full refund to anyone who has already pre-ordered one of the figurines.