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NECA Django unchained cancelled

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I found this online via email so I copied and pasted it for your readin pleasure !

Weinstein Co. Asks NECA to Discontinue Django Unchained Action Figures
Posted: 18 Jan 2013 04:34 PM PST

I had read about the controversy over Django action figures on Kastor’s Korner but couldn’t believe it when my wife pointed out this news blurb on the Huffington Post. I think this is just posturing by the Weinsteins – by now I imagine production and distribution of the figures is done, and I can’t see a recall of product at retail over this.

I saw the movie – I don’t think it trivialized slavery. I don’t think the action figures trivialize slavery either. They’re movie collectibles. Looking at those head sculpts, I’d probably buy them, if Mego was my thing. But if owning action figures of black characters is insensitive, I better throw out (sorry, emancipate) my Black Panther, Black Lightning, and Black Goliath figures. What somebody really ought to figure out is why these guys all had to have “Black” in their character names.

‘Django Unchained’ Action Figures Discontinued

LOS ANGELES — The Weinstein Co. has asked a toy maker to discontinue a line of “Django Unchained” action figures after receiving complaints that they were offensive.

The studio said Friday that such collectibles have been created for all of director Quentin Tarantino’s films, including “Inglourious Basterds,” and that they were meant for people 17 and older, the audience for the film.

“Django Unchained” is a violent mix of spaghetti Western and blaxploitation genres about a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who becomes a bounty hunter. Civil rights groups argued that the toys trivialized the horrors of slavery.

“We have tremendous respect for the audience and it was never our intent to offend anyone,” The Weinstein Co. said in a statement. Toy maker NECA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

via ‘Django Unchained’ Action Figures Discontinued.

I also just read that EBay banned them from being sold . So I guess it custom Time !

Posted by Goldenwolf
on Friday, January 25, 2013
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MCutter -
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I think the fact that one of the figures was a slave owner may have been the tipping point. The idea being that kids would play with the figure and act out slavery on other figures. Kinda misses the whole point that this (awesome) movie was not for kids, but whatcha gonna do?
SirMWK -
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Why are people even sensitive about slavery anymore? Such ignorance.
Group customs -
Sunday, February 3, 2013
That's really dumb.
Goldenwolf -
Friday, January 25, 2013
BTW if you haven't seen this film it is Awesome ! I highly suggest it !
If there was any merchandise from a film this year this would be the the film to have figures from and well mayb Hansel & Gretel just saw that too it was a cool movie that could have a cool figure line . But oh well like I said Custom time !
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