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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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61.

BradDavis    

Tarantino pimps black people.

590 days ago
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Smoothie33    

I don't think a lot of you realize we're talking about dolls here. Not humans. You all who think that it's racist are reading too much into it. It was a great movie, they should still make those dolls and if you don't like them, don't f$&king buy them! It's that simple.

590 days ago
63.

jabberjaws    

Al sharpton tawana brawly equals B.S.

590 days ago
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Tmzsucks    

@BBBARBIE You are being called black because that's what you are. And no you aren't an American who happens to be black, you are a black who happens to be American. If you were born in Canada you would be a black who happens to be Canadian. Black is what you are and black is what you will be called. There was controversy last year calling blacks African American because they were reminded that they were brought here as slaves. Are white people outraged when they are called white?

590 days ago
65.

PT    

LMFAO again and again and again ...

590 days ago
66.

lol    

I tell you what, let someone in Hollywood try to make Holocaust dolls and accessories a la lamps made out of skin, loose teeth captured in a box, and see how quickly they would be blacklisted, destroyed, and prosecuted. Not to mention the fact that the idea would never make to a meeting for presentation.

590 days ago
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jim    

Those would be a great ornament to hang on your christmas tree ! Pun intended.......

590 days ago
68.

Mikey    

So they've discontinued the selling of black people?

590 days ago
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mkane84    

And you'r a grown man?

590 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Americans are so greedy for lazy money, they would probably push their grandmother under a bus if the picture would make them rich lazy money.

590 days ago
71.

smurfya    

Can you imagine what a love child betweeen al Sharpton and Gloria alread would look like? Ick!! One things certain it would be a loud angry media Whore.

590 days ago
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SashasOpinion    

No kid will want those, those are for adults and thus have NO reason to be discontinued. They're collectors items. Besides that, American people are dumb and trashy as ****. You'll get behind this and make them remove DOLLS from stores, but don't even bat and eye or lift a finger when it comes to illegal wars, war crimes, lying politicians, etc. EW.

590 days ago
73.

Johnny    

Thanks a lot *****. Now I have to go on ebay and pay through the roof to get the whole collection. *******s.

590 days ago
74.

Mikey    

Which one of the other dolls is Broomhilda fvcking?

590 days ago
75.

Johnny    

Great. Thanks a lot *******s. Now I have to go on ebay and pay through the roof to get this collection. Obviously these are adult collectors items. It's a ****ing movie. Get real people.

590 days ago
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