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Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

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  1. Oct 22, 2014 at 7:21 AM
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    NEW YORK (AP) — 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."
    Mom Wages War On Breaking Bad Action Figure Play video
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    "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.
    On Monday, Bryan Cranston, the actor who played White, responded to the controversy, tweeting, "I'm so mad. I am burning my Florida mom action figure in protest."
    The debate has also spurred die-hard adult figure collectors to rally behind Toys R US. Daniel Pickett, of Manhattan Beach, California, launched a petition on change.org in favor of the toy seller keeping the dolls. So far, it has collected nearly 3,000 signatures.
    "I'm a parent of a school aged child myself, but I'm an informed, responsible parent and I closely monitor the toys, TV, music, movies and games that my daughter sees," Pickett wrote. "That's my job, and I take it seriously. But I also like toys/action figures and I want 3-D representations of characters from my favorite properties and I love being able to walk into a store and find them."

    https://tv.yahoo.com/news/toys-r-us-pulls-breaking-bad-dolls-225343782.html
     
  2. Oct 22, 2014 at 7:29 AM
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    Then don't buy it for your children.

    Fucking tools. They also sell Freddy, Jason and Alien toys too. Your children going to start entering peoples dreams and killing them so they die in real life too?

    Or are they going to go 200 years into the future to gestate in a space truckers chest only to burst out and systematically eliminate everyone of the crew?
     
  3. Oct 22, 2014 at 7:39 AM
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    Family Guy, etc.....
     
  4. Oct 22, 2014 at 7:52 AM
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    Once again, someone with nothing else better to do so they make something out of nothing. If you don't like it, then keep your CHILD away from the ADULT section.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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    God forbid the entire world isn't bubble wrapped for these entitled fucking mouth breathers.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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    My question would be why adults are buying dolls
     
  7. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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    Collectors items. Only a limited amount were made and people like to collect certain things. Me for instance, I started collecting and reading comic books when I was kid, now I'm 30 and still haven't grown out of it, lol
     
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    Oh , the " they aren't dolls , they're collectibles " defence

    Lol
     
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    ^^ THIS x10000000000000000000000000

    Instead of getting a bad-ass action figure, this poor kid gets sports trophies for last place "because everyone's a winner". Way to show them the real world there, mom.
     
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    Bingo!!!

    I find it insane that the manufactures felt the need to make a drug doll. And then market it towards kids.

    This is yet another step in the downfall of Western society!!
     
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    sounds like a bitter old lady with nothing better to do. ::shakes head::
     
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    They weren't marketing them towards kids. There are some Toys R Us' that have a small adult toy section for collectibles like the Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krueger, Army of Darkness figures, etc and that's where these ones were placed. The manufacturer just made them, it was Toys R Us that decided they wanted to sell them.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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    Those "adults" that want those "dolls" should be able to find them WITHOUT having them at any retail outlet....;)


    This BS about being able to get anything anywhere is just that, BS :p
     
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    Adult collectibles don't need to be bought at kids toys stores. I'm not all for censoring every possible thing on earth, but I'd probably be more apt to hit a Spencer's type store for this kind of thing than the same store I buy cheap plastic crap for my 4 year old nephew.

    Parenting goes a lot further than legislation, even though reality is reverse thinking.
     
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    I wonder if they will have a ray rice doll or maybe a jamesis Winston doll
     
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    now THIS is long-winded. lol
     
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    Or better yet, the actor that is replicated as a doll cries foul and starts a petition to be put back on the shelf..:rolleyes:

    Great career move :p
     
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    true! I think they should be able to offer it, I mean it's Walter with a bag and Pinkman with a box...what's the big deal...GI Joe has all kind of weapons!? -If there's no demand they would disappear from the shelves anyway. How old are those kids that they know what Meth is and know the content of the show...did that mother let those kids watch it?
     
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    That is true. How many kids will actually say "I don't want the camouflaged man with the guns and knives, I want the old bald guy that carries a bag!"
    Parents walk by and see it and there is a good chance they know who it is but how would their kids know if they don't watch it?
     

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