Eight thousand moms are seriously worried that Jesse Pinkman and Walter White from “Breaking Bad” will be setting the wrong example if their kids who prefer to “play act” cooking meth. As alarming as that sounds, the idea of having a tiny Walter and Jesse sporting the cooking gear seems really awesome! Concerned mothers drew up a petition to urge Toys R Us to stop selling “Breaking Bad” dolls because of the obvious inappropriateness or whatever. The company told The Associated Press on late Tuesday, October 21 that the toys in question were removed from its website and shelves.
Toys R Us initially responded with a statement earlier this week saying:
“The products you reference are carried in very limited quantities and the product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up. Items from this TV series are located in the adult action figure area of our stores.”
But since then over 9299 mothers responded with grievances against the selling of the toys. The show’s star Bryan Cranston responded with a hilarious tweet on Monday to add fuel to the fire. He posted on his Twitter page:
” ‘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,”
The toy selling chain-store said in their latest statement:
“Let’s just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical.”
Petition organiser Susan Myers says on the petition:
“Toys R Us is well known around the world for their vast selection of toys for children of all ages. However their decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children’s toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values. That’s why I’m calling on Toys R Us to immediately stop selling the Breaking Bad doll collection in their stores and on their website.“
“Sony Pictures Television has recently partnered with Toys R Us to release a collection of dolls based on the characters from Breaking Bad. The show centers on the story of a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug kingpin in order to make ends meet. 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.”
“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.”
Oh well, I was a good boy this year, maybe Santa can hook me up with one of these bad boys this X-Mas.
P.S. Dear Santa, please avoid Toys ‘R’ Us or get Saul to sue someone for the inconvenience. Lots of Love. GeekShizzle.