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'Django' Slave Toys

DISCONTINUED

1/18/2013 8:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The controversial “Django Unchained” action figures have officially been DISCONTINUED ... after several African American groups called for a boycott of the dolls ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the toy production tell us ... shortly after advocacy groups like Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope spoke out against the figurines ... the Weinstein Company (which produced the film) reached out to the toy company and told them to put the kibosh on the toy line ASAP.

We're told the toy company agreed, insisting they never intended to offend anyone ... and halted production immediately.

Sources tell us ... the toymakers only released somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 dolls before shutting down production.

We reached out to the Weinstein Company for comment, so far no word back. But earlier this week we got Christoph Waltz out in Hollywood and it sounds like the 'Django' cast has already learned the fate of the action figures.



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31.

alan brickman    

People need to grow lives....

592 days ago
32.

jess    

Its the same company that sent out the order for 'Little Tike Internment Camps' after Shindler's List came up with this dumb-ass idea

592 days ago
33.

Lee    

These dolls are going to be worth a fortune now.

592 days ago
34.

Kelly    

EBay!

592 days ago
35.

Tmzsucks    

You know blacks are screwed when slave dolls are of top concern and not their incarceration rates or the number of dead beat dads who don't stick around and raise their kids.

592 days ago
36.

Skar    

People are just whiny these days.

592 days ago
37.

Tiffany    

Yet another bad decision from Hollywood, why on earth did they make dolls for an R rated movie? You make dolls for childrens movies or teen movies. Boy they will do anything for a dollar out there.

592 days ago
38.

She's baaaack    

Who decided that Django Unchanged would be worth a line of characters like Star Wars or Gone With The Wind Barbie dolls, or Wizard of Oz characters? Someone did some serious over-estimation. Back to the drawing board.

592 days ago
39.

Az Heat    

These black groups should be more worried about the percentage of black men and women in the prison system instead of crying over some dolls!! So now blacks have their own tv channel, colleges and now black chat lines!!! So what are you blacks saying?!? Are you saying your too good to associate with any other race and our networks are not good enough for your people!?! Get over it you idiots

592 days ago
40.

Eric in L.A.    

They are still online for sale on Amazon and Ebay. Some of are selling for as much as $800 a piece. See what happens when they discontinue them. The price just shot through the roof for the ones that were made.

592 days ago
41.

Jericho Morton    

Awhh, now the price will rocket! I wanted a Stephen, I've always wanted a slave. :)

592 days ago
42.

EasilyHard    

It is just a film? Not Golliwog or a Fox Newz approved Mammy doll

592 days ago
43.

tyler    

I love the double standard here.....its ok to make a movie like this, one that uses the N word how many times all in the name of entertainment.....but you get all upset about the dolls....?????

592 days ago
44.

Az Heat    

Yes Deejay you are an idiot! There is good and bad in every single race! I don't care what someones skin color is as long they have respect for me and treat others good! Let me point something out..... So when someone owns a team whether it be a football or basketball team isn't that person an owner of a bunch of slaves that are told what to do!?! Think about it!!!

592 days ago
45.

kerot    

Slave action figures? Seriously? That must bee the stupidest idea of stupid ideas like ever.

592 days ago
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