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Toys R Us Pulls Breaking Bad Action Figures

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Elf Hermey

Christmas gets blamed for a lot of stuff. But this is a new one.
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Toys R Us sells more at Christmas than any other time of the year. Every fall they get new merchandise they think will sell during the season. This year they got action figures based on the hit show Breaking Bad. The problem? A character in the show is a drug dealer, he has an action figure and he’s accessorized with guns, a bag of cash and some of his signature mix of meth. One reader of Defend Christmas made the giant leap that Christmas is now responsible for glamorizing drug use to children.

Well, everybody can relax now. Toy R Us pulled the toy and Christmas is now, once again, safe for kids.

The whole hubbub began by parents protesting via a Change.org online petition for Toys R Us to remove the ill-conceived toy. (Believe it or not, the toy industry makes this kind of mistake all the time). After more than 8000 signatures Toys R Us got the hint.

At first, Toys R Us claimed that the dolls were in the adult action figure section of the store, and would only be sold to children ages 15 and older.

Apparently, there are adults who buy action figures. Apparently, 15 year olds are adults. But then, looking at a potential loss of sales, Toys R Us caved and took the figures off the shelf entirely.

Those who disagree with this Florida Mom can still buy the figures on Amazon and other online sites not affiliated with Toys R Us. So people can still buy their drug dolls and blame Christmas for it.



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Santa Marty

Nice

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davidjcross1984

At least it's off the shelf

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SantaCoreyB

now bring back the garbage pail kids!

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KKringle

It was poor judgement on their part. Glad they did the right thing. It took one parent to make the difference.

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Cynthia Lewis

We walked around Toys R Us a couple of weeks ago, just to get an idea of what kids ask for.  I wish there were quite a few more that they would pull.  But this is a great start!

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Santa Johnathan

I was surprised to see "The Walking Dead" figurines in the toy section at Target. Do parents really let their kids watch that show!?

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SantaCoreyB

I was surprised to see "The Walking Dead" figurines in the toy section at Target. Do parents really let their kids watch that show!?

It's madness.

in vegas here we have a musical zombie show in some hotel.

now that is scary.

I see dead people,

and they are dancing...

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Morgan Putnam

It's madness.

in vegas here we have a musical zombie show in some hotel.

now that is scary.

I see dead people,

and they are dancing...

Been there, done that.

 

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KKringle

Craziness!

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Cynthia Lewis

Zombie Jamboree by Rockapella always made our son laugh...

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SantaCoreyB

Zombie Jamboree by Rockapella always made our son laugh...

show them this animated version

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Santa Leonard

I can't imagine Toys R Us executives thought it was a good idea to market "Breaking Bad" action figures in the 1st place!

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