Of Course Toys R Us Caved To The Pressure And Pulled The Breaking Bad Action Figures Off Their Shelves
FOX – Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman. The figures have a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines. Toys R Us, which is based in Wayne, New Jersey, told The Associated Press late Tuesday that the dolls are being removed immediately from its website and shelves. “Let’s just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical,” Toys R Us said in a statement. The retailer had maintained that the figures were sold in limited quantities in the adult-action-figure area of its stores. The Fort Myers, Florida, mom, identified by news media as Susan Schrivjer, launched a petition on change.org last week, demanding that Toys R Us immediately stop selling the dolls. The mom, who wrote the petition under the name Susan Myers, said that the dolls are a “dangerous deviation from their family friendly values.” “While the show may be compelling viewing for adults, its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters,” she wrote. As of Tuesday, the petition had 8,000 signatures.
Of fucking course Toys R Us caved to fat moms in Florida who are too lazy to parent their own kids. Of course. I was really hoping they would take a stand against this bullshit, but nope. Once the ball got rolling they cowered and broke. It’s pitiful that this happens all the time now. It’s a fucking action figure meant for adults. It says 15+ on the box. 3 year olds can’t waltz into a Toys R Us and buy it themselves. And even if they did. Suspend all disbelief for me for a second. Let’s suppose a 3 year old got into a car, drove to Toys R Us, and bought a Walter White action figure..then what? He automatically starts slinging meth on weekends? Wakes up from the afternoon nap and cooks a batch? It’s all so ridiculous that one mom in Florida can start an Internet petition and decide what is ok for the rest of us. PARENT YOUR OWN KIDS. One day a company will take a stand against this nonsense. Might cost them a few dollars in the short run, but we can’t just keep caving to these inbreds over every tiny little thing that they disagree with. It’s a TOY! T-O-Y TOY! Makes me puke that Toys R Us pulled it off shelves, meanwhile:
Leonardo with his two swords is for ages 3-8.
You can pick up your Walking Dead boxset.
And let’s not even get started on what a piece of shit this guy is. And for $39.99. I’m outraged.