Toys 'R' Us has stopped selling a series of Breaking Bad action figures in the wake of a Change.org petition by a Florida mom, who was incensed that a store that markets to kids was selling models of a murderous meth kingpin (complete with a baggie of faux crystal meth). "Parents and grandparents around the world shop at Toys 'R' Us, online and in stories, with their children and should not be forced to explain why a certain toy comes with a bag of highly dangerous and illegal drugs or why someone who sells those drugs deserves to be made into an action figure,” Susan Schrivjer wrote on the petition, which has garnered 9,034 signatures to date.
Well, Toys 'R' Us has heard her complaint, and it looks like your chance to reenact "Ozymandias" in your sand pit with a garden spade and a few matchbox cars has now passed. "Let’s just say, the action figures have taken an 'indefinite sabbatical,'" a Toys 'R' Us rep said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Bryan Cranston added:
"Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014
Can we still keep our Hank and Marie dolls?