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(The Daily Beast)   "Django Unchained" slave action figures discontinued over outcry. Slave Leia action figures still available   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 53
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2013-01-18 05:23:31 PM
Dammit I should have seen that coming and bought some.
 
2013-01-18 05:31:31 PM
Quite sure I'm in the *ahem* minority, but I'm fine with this.
 
2013-01-18 05:43:27 PM
Just change the name to "Django as Jabba's prisoner".
That should do it.
 
2013-01-18 06:12:45 PM
Playing Master and Slave is SO much cooler than Cowboys and Indians.
 
2013-01-18 06:33:30 PM
Each figurine came with a 3-hour-long manual.
 
2013-01-18 06:39:32 PM

Mugato: Dammit I should have seen that coming


Absolutely not.

It's horribly offensive that the KKK gets police escorts to hold rallies on taxpayer dime, but you can't sell a fictional doll based on a very popular movie. That's the exact opposite intent of the first amendment. It's supposed to be freedom of speech, not freedom of speech only.
 
2013-01-18 06:44:58 PM
i thought the great thing about action figures was that you can make them do whatever you want.
 
2013-01-18 06:49:53 PM
so we should've gotten them like a week or two ago when this article was first greenlit?
 
2013-01-18 06:51:51 PM
I'll hold off on judgement until I know what Spike lee thinks.
 
2013-01-18 06:52:10 PM
Did they make one for Jonah Hill's awkward and out-of-place character?
 
2013-01-18 06:53:44 PM
I have the entire set, still in their original packaging. My girlfriend owns a store where she sells this kind of shiat on eBay. I'm so getting laid tonight.
 
2013-01-18 07:08:58 PM

doglover: Mugato: Dammit I should have seen that coming

Absolutely not.

It's horribly offensive that the KKK gets police escorts to hold rallies on taxpayer dime, but you can't sell a fictional doll based on a very popular movie. That's the exact opposite intent of the first amendment. It's supposed to be freedom of speech, not freedom of speech only.


Lighten up, Frances. The government didn't order the toys removed from shelves. The people selling them made their own choice.
 
2013-01-18 07:10:06 PM

Watubi: I'll hold off on judgement until I know what Spike lee thinks.


That's the correct thing to do.

Now go throw out any books you have that may reference slavery in any way.

That's the correct thing to do.
 
2013-01-18 07:11:30 PM
Mine came with a cell phone and a purse instead of a chains and a whip =(.
 
2013-01-18 07:13:35 PM

doglover: Mugato: Dammit I should have seen that coming

Absolutely not.

It's horribly offensive that the KKK gets police escorts to hold rallies on taxpayer dime, but you can't sell a fictional doll based on a very popular movie. That's the exact opposite intent of the first amendment. It's supposed to be freedom of speech, not freedom of speech only.


This has nothing to do with the 1st Amendment. What I should have seen coming were people like Sharpton or Spike Lee biatching to the point where the company said fark it and took them off the shelves, increasing their value.
 
2013-01-18 07:15:43 PM
While my feelings are a bit split regarding the productions of these figures, IMHO they are a niche product. These usually aren't the type of thing you find in Toys'R'Us. They are usually a pricey, small scale production targeted at movie and figure collectors. They aren't for kids to play "Slave and Master", they'll sit in their boxes on a shelf next to a movie poster or something.
 
2013-01-18 07:43:41 PM
White slaves are kinky

Black slaves are sad or something
 
2013-01-18 07:46:03 PM
I think the manufacturer should just sell off the stock on ebay, but do it anonymously.
 
2013-01-18 07:50:14 PM
1. Buy up slave dolls
2. Complain about slave dolls
3. Company stops production of slave dolls
4. price skyrockets
5. eBay
6. Profit

//no ???
 
2013-01-18 07:50:40 PM
Well it does say Django "Unchained", not DJango "Chained up" so what's the problem?
 
2013-01-18 08:14:35 PM

doglover: Mugato: Dammit I should have seen that coming

Absolutely not.

It's horribly offensive that the KKK gets police escorts to hold rallies on taxpayer dime, but you can't sell a fictional doll based on a very popular movie. That's the exact opposite intent of the first amendment. It's supposed to be freedom of speech, not freedom of speech only.


What the hell are you talking about?
 
2013-01-18 08:18:47 PM
Already on Ebay at $500 to $1000.
 
2013-01-18 08:24:53 PM

vrax: While my feelings are a bit split regarding the productions of these figures, IMHO they are a niche product. These usually aren't the type of thing you find in Toys'R'Us. They are usually a pricey, small scale production targeted at movie and figure collectors. They aren't for kids to play "Slave and Master", they'll sit in their boxes on a shelf next to a movie poster or something.


Yeah they're definitely not meant for kids but kids will get them. Still there's nothing that glorifies slavery inherent in the product and the movie is very clear that Tarantino sees slavery as a horrible dehumanizing capital offense. Any kid who thinks slavery is something to make light of after this product probably thought it before. Django is arguably not the best role model I guess.

However I can understand being uncomfortable with selling a slave doll and making a profit off of that sale by mostly white people but probably a lot of different people. Profiting off the idea and the suffering. An idea that's still fresh and not entirely dead in the world.

But it's also something that should be talked about and commented on, especially since it still exists today.
 
2013-01-18 08:30:19 PM
Do I have to turn in my Lando Calrissian action figure? Cos he's busy riding a glow in the dark dinosaur right now.
 
2013-01-18 08:40:40 PM

nmemkha: Mine came with a cell phone and a purse instead of a chains and a whip =(.


"Math is hard, let's go to the mall!"
 
2013-01-18 09:12:50 PM
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Unavailable for comment.

/"YOU'VE GOT AIDS! YOU'RE FIRED!"
 
2013-01-18 09:36:56 PM
Still waiting for my Jew Bear action figure.
 
2013-01-18 09:41:25 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

Third-worst action figure ever.

Tied for worst:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-18 09:46:22 PM
Sure you can sell them on Ebay for $500. But is anyone buying?
 
2013-01-18 09:53:10 PM
I was looking forward to using these, and some Jesus, Sigmund Freud, and Batman action figures to make a series of stop motion films.
 
2013-01-18 10:13:28 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

Hot?
 
2013-01-18 10:22:54 PM

HighOnCraic: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1274]

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1274]

Hot?


I think they used Sean Hannity's head.
 
2013-01-18 10:30:54 PM

Shrapnel: HighOnCraic: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1274]

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1274]

Hot?

I think they used Sean Hannity's head.


I was thinking they used the same head for her and Solo. That's the real crime here.
 
2013-01-18 10:57:22 PM

HighOnCraic: [25.media.tumblr.com image 250x444]

Third-worst action figure ever.

Tied for worst:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 495x361]


I'm assuming by "worst" you mean "totally awesome!"
 
2013-01-18 10:57:38 PM
Well, considering that NECA announced months ago that these were only going to be a one-time limited run (and NECA's idea of a wide run is pretty much every other toymaker's idea of a limited run, soooooo...) and they've been sold out for months, it was probably pretty easy for the Weinsteins to say, "No more."
 
2013-01-18 11:07:23 PM

Mugato: Dammit I should have seen that coming and bought some.


Yeah. I wonder what they are going for on EBay
 
2013-01-18 11:27:20 PM

HighOnCraic: [25.media.tumblr.com image 250x444]

Third-worst action figure ever.

Tied for worst:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 495x361]


I sell them as I=Phones. Monkeys love them.
 
2013-01-18 11:29:02 PM

vrax: they are a niche product. they'll sit in their boxes on a shelf next to a movie poster or something.


Robot Chicken 4000
La la la
 
2013-01-18 11:33:27 PM
www.littlelostrobot.com
 
2013-01-18 11:35:07 PM

Rubber Biscuit: I think the manufacturer should just sell off the stock on ebay, but do it anonymously.


Even better, they're doing it openly and jacked up the price to $100 and up: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251215853582
 
2013-01-18 11:35:28 PM

fusillade762: Playing Master and Slave is SO much cooler than Cowboys and Indians.


It's sooooooooooo 50 shades of a slippery slope. You might get a sparkly figurine with a nimbus 2000 broomstick stuck up its ass and a kung-fu grip, with a Malibu beach party accessory kit you have to purchase separately, while saving up for the ball gag and shogun katana rescue kit and then have to use your ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Im ~~~~~~~~aaaaaaaaaaa~~~~~~~~gin~~ a~~shun~~~~~~


Farking people are weird.
It's a farking doll, for adults.

You figure it out.

I can't.
 
2013-01-18 11:36:05 PM

Wayne 985: [www.littlelostrobot.com image 500x287]


what I said.
 
2013-01-18 11:38:36 PM

Wayne 985: [www.littlelostrobot.com image 500x287]


No one's biatchiang about the shock, horror and trauma the farking 6 year old Chinese kid is feeling when he isn't allowed to look up the weird manga he's manufacturing for round eyes on the internet.
 
2013-01-18 11:42:05 PM
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2013-01-18 06:39:32 PM

Mugato: Dammit I should have seen that coming

Absolutely not.

It's horribly offensive that the KKK gets police escorts to hold rallies on taxpayer dime, but you can't sell a fictional doll based on a very popular movie. That's the exact opposite intent of the first amendment. It's supposed to be freedom of speech, not freedom of speech only.

Democrats only support the BOR's when they're the ones cashing in on it.
 
2013-01-19 12:09:52 AM

HighOnCraic: Hot?


Hot you ask? Would I have had one of those stuck in my rectum for the past 28 years if I didn't think it was hot?
 
2013-01-19 12:32:19 AM

fusillade762: Playing Master and Slave is SO much cooler than Cowboys and Indians.


So.....are you busy tonight?
 
2013-01-19 12:44:11 AM
Damn, I was going to pick these up, kind of like a family tradition of slave owning.


/or so I'm told by others that researched our history
//kind of doubt my family was rich enough for that back then.
 
2013-01-19 02:07:56 AM
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2013-01-19 02:42:00 AM
This is an outr...oh who the fark cares?

There are a thousand and one things Sharpton can complain about, this isn't one of them.
 
2013-01-19 02:50:37 AM

OnlyM3: doglover [TotalFark] Smartest Funniest
2013-01-18 06:39:32 PM

Mugato: Dammit I should have seen that coming

Absolutely not.

It's horribly offensive that the KKK gets police escorts to hold rallies on taxpayer dime, but you can't sell a fictional doll based on a very popular movie. That's the exact opposite intent of the first amendment. It's supposed to be freedom of speech, not freedom of speech only.

Democrats only support the BOR's when they're the ones cashing in on it.


But we can count on that bastion of right-wing conservatism the ACLU to stand up for us!

Trolling politics in an action figure thread is really pathetic. Especially when you don't make any sense.
 
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