Monday, January 21, 2013

Toy makers bullied into ceasing production of action figures from Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchained

Toy makers have ceased production of controversial dolls of slave characters from Quentin Tarantino's blockbuster Django Unchained after outraged civil rights activists demanded they be withdrawn from sale.

The figurines represent characters from the ultra-violent film Django Unchained, which tells the story of a former slave who travels across America to find his wife and free her from slavery at the hands of a cruel plantation owner. was selling three, eight-inch tall plastic dolls representing the black slaves Django, Broomhilda and Stephen as part of a series of figures from the film.

But black community leaders called for them to be withdrawn from sale saying they 'trivialise the horrors of slavery'.

TMZ reported that shortly after advocacy groups including Al Sharpton's National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope spoke out, the Weinstein Company asked that the toy line be discontinued as soon as possible.

They were produced by National Entertainment Collectibles Assocation (NECA) in collaboration with the Weinstein Company, the studio that produced Django Unchained.

The toy company, which said they had no intention of causing controversy, ceased production immediately.


History is incorrect, apparently


Bird of Paradise said...


Anonymous said...

If you don't like 'em, don't buy 'em. Oh, you can't now! Except maybe second-hand at inflated prices!

Anonymous said...

Maybe that's why there are no holocaust action figures.

Anonymous said...

Well, this is quite interesting, and for me, enjoyable. The professional race hustlers, who are themselves part of the Left, are angry with their Leftist friends and supporters in Commiewood? Of course, and as always, i'm sure their "outrage" would be calmed by a "donation" to their cause. In the real world this is called, extortion.

Anonymous said...

Liberal dipshits in action again.

Dean said...

How can action figures be seen as trivializing slavery? Isn't the black guy pictured as a hero?

From what I hear of the movie it's a condemnation of slavery and presents a picture (somewhat bloody) of its effects on those involved.

Anonymous said...

Lest we forget, the first "official" slave owner in America was, a black man.

Anonymous said...

Soon to be illegal to offend people in Australia.

Go Away Bird said...

Very very true there annon 4:26 but dont expect the history books to tell that