Breaking Bad’s Walter White Makes An Appearance At Toys R Us
Well, not the real Walter White, or the actor, Bryan Cranston that plays him on AMC's Breaking Bad. I saw this yesterday and it surprised me, but then I thought to myself, the place is called “Toys R Us”, not “Kids Toys R Us”. So, whoever decided that the place should only sell children’s toys? The short answer is, nobody. One mom was shocked at what she saw at her local Toys ‘R Us, and on the store’s website.
We've all seen action figures for many movie, TV, and cartoon characters, right? Well, what appeared was a figure of Walter White. That’s right, the former high school chemistry teacher, who became one of the biggest meth dealers in the country, complete with duffle bag filled with cash and a toy bag of crystal meth. I’m speaking, of course, of the main character from the hit television show, AMC’s “Breaking Bad”.
Oh, you can also get the figure for White's assistant/meth distributor, Jesse Pinkman, and it comes with a gas mask to protect against dangerous compounds during meth cooking.
So why is this mom in an uproar over the sales of these characters? Well, it could be the meth variable, what do you think? She feels that anything to do with drugs should not have an organization that has a talking giraffe that caters to mostly ages 10 and under.
So what is she doing about it? Starting a petition of course, it’s the American way. Already, she has more than 1,000 signatures and the list is growing as I speak.
Some of the comments on the petition included:
- "These dolls are ridiculous. ... They are NOT for children and do not belong on the shelves at Toys R Us."
- "Completely inappropriate. Makes me wonder how much shopping I will be doing at Toys R Us."
In a statement, Toys 'R Us told NBC News that "the product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up" and "are located in the adult action figure area of our stores."
I would be interested in your thoughts on the subject. Feel free to leave a comment.