Less than a week after promoting Senior Vice President Tim Cook, Crazy Apple Rumors Site has learned that Apple has made another major promotion.
According to sources, a limited edition Boba Fett action figure was named Vice President of Hardware Vendor Management – a position that handles all of Apple’s relationships with third-party hardware suppliers.
“This is a fantastic move up for the Boba Fett limited edition action figure,” said Creative Strategies’ Tim Bajarin.
“Previously the action figure was just handling purchasing decisions for special circuit boards for the iBook line,” Bajarin said, “So the move is something of a surprise.
“Plus, I mean, it’s just sort of surprising the company is using an action figure to broker deals with hardware vendors. I don’t even know how that would work. Does someone hold it up and talk with an action figure-like voice? I don’t get it.”
Some at Apple were more upset than confused by the move.
“This is ridiculous,” said an already slighted Jon Rubinstein.
“I get passed over for being next in line if Steve retires and then they promote the Boba Fett action figure? Limited edition or no, that’s not right.
“He’s even getting a corner office. I run the fricking iPod division and I don’t have a corner office.”
Echoing Rubinstein’s complaints, others at Apple believe the whole promotion is nothing but office politics.
“Well, not to say anything bad about the Boba Fett limited edition action figure,” said an employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity, “but I see him having lunch with all the ‘playahs’ all the time and I hear he does Pilates with Avie.
“But still, he’s fully articulate. You can put him in any position. And he’s made of premium soft vinyl. So, it’s not like he doesn’t deserve it.”
Deserved or not, the limited edition Boba Fett action figure is expected to start its new job on Monday.