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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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DaveT    

All seems a bit planned doesn't it, these actions and this story will make the headlines across the country and tens of thousands of potentially new customers will take an interest in the movie, then go pay to see it. (oops only happened to make 1,000 so no big loss) Wonder how many signed up for the money-go-round :D

540 days ago
92.

JUstin    

@Northerner - Shave a Porch Monkey , and the skin is PALE WHITE - Probably Just like You . .. So watch your mouth ..lol

540 days ago
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lemac747    

Who is spike lee? is that the SHORT black guy with thick glasses who yelled at that tall black basketball player from Indiana who was kicking the Knicks ass? What does he do for a living? Why does anyone care about what he says?

540 days ago
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jim     

This is one of the stupidest thing I have ever seen.

540 days ago
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Steven318    

All of you with your racist comments will be shocked if you go to haven and found out Jesus isn't white

540 days ago
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ShotGaming    

They pulled the Django toys because they are not anatomically correct

540 days ago
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bubbiesright    

Wonder if white folk would mind collecting white dolls hidden in boxes of saltines? How bout Mexican dolls in boxes of soap. Back in the 60 s Indian dolls were being sold..do you hear chief whogivsa**** bitchen..maybe it will bring light to a dark subject..no pun intended..its 2013 and no one is a slave no more..don't be hating no one except for our government..direct your energy at saving the constitution.. and getting rid of illegals

540 days ago
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bubbiesright    

Wonder if they were sold next go the Lincoln logs or the railroad tracks..do we get a free packet of cotton seeds in every box? Now that's funny don't care who ya are...

540 days ago
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holdyoear    

There was no need to make dolls for this movie. It was not a kids movie or cartoon. Could it be another attempt to say the "N" word with these dolls. It is bad enough that blacks were kidnapped and brought to this country, stripped of all culture, treated worse than animals, and never acknowledged that this country was built on the backs FREE slave labor. Just another attempt to keep this form of thinking going with the release of the dolls. Shame on you Harvey!

540 days ago
100.

Vote2012    

Typical Hollywood...they only care about the almighty dollar. They hide behind liberal social causes but will do anything or produce anything as long as they think they can make a quick buck.

539 days ago
101.

Ishagn    

Black people need to get get out sh** !

539 days ago
102.

keke    

Weinstein needs to come out with the Auschwitz dolls.....LMAO

539 days ago
103.

Rich     

Get over it. I'm shocked these groups don't attack the TV show the First 48. Every suspect is black. Now we know that black is beautiful...lol

539 days ago
104.

ReadyOwens    

I love how with people like to sit behind their computer screen and speak on blacks. Where do you idiots get your information from??? Damn sure not from living in the same neighborhood as blacks because you don't. Stop watching Fox news all damn day then turn around and act like you know ANYTHING about black people. Better go to a predominantly black neighborhood and talk some of the non-sense you so freely speak over the web and you'll get a crash course in ass kicking.

539 days ago
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LGB    

Oh my god, a movie had action figures made of it's main characters... this is something that has never happened in the history of ever!

Seriously, this is worth getting offended over? THEY ARE DOLLS OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE! I can't even with people

539 days ago
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