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'Django' Slave Toys

BANNED from eBay

1/24/2013 9:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Don't count on finding one of those discontinued "Django Unchained" slave toys on eBay any time soon -- TMZ has learned, the action figures have now been banned from the auction website.

TMZ broke the story ... the Weinstein Company (which produced the film) discontinued the promotional figurines in response to a massive backlash from several African-American advocacy groups.

After the toy company halted production, the toys began to pop up on eBay as "rare" collectibles ... and bids skyrocketed.

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But last night, all the listings for the "Django" toys were yanked from the website -- and eBay explained itself to sellers with an email, saying, "Since the manufacturer of this product has discontinued the item’s sale due to its potentially offensive nature, we are not allowing it to be sold on eBay.”

eBay also cautioned the sellers not to re-list the items.

A rep for the auction website confirmed the story, telling us, "These [toys] were removed as they were in violation of our Offensive Materials policy."

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31.

Whocares    

What?! They're JUST action dolls from a movie! Shame on all those black "advocacy" groups! There's NOTHING racist about the dolls... nothing. Are they going to try and ban Shaft dolls next?

574 days ago
32.

Gabe    

Glad to see several are for sale on EBay; welcome to America, where we have the freedom to sell and buy.

574 days ago
33.

Artist    

A search of aunt jemima on ebay turns up 1,575 items.

574 days ago
34.

The Ghost of John Lennon    

Blacks too, must learn the history of slavery to understand the need for reparations! Not just money, but knowledge and institutions to restore Blacks. In the word reparation is the word repair, When something is repaired, you bring it from a broken state back to its original state or condition.

574 days ago
35.

Suzy Q     

I'm waiting for the porn set of Lindsay Lohan/James Deen action figures (from that dog "Canyons"). With Skipper and Ken dolls (the other two of the foursome) sold separately.

574 days ago
36.

Alicia O    

Uh...they are still up in ebay. So who is lying, ebay or the article? Ridiculous to ban them. Everyone is so sensitive anymore.

574 days ago
37.

Mason     

They are not "slave toys" they are "movie character figures".....this has to one of the dumbest PC things ever.

574 days ago
38.

Lydia    

What a crock! Don't they sell personal belongings of murderers on ebay?

574 days ago
39.

Mellowsun    

Hey I own a django and I'm willing to sell it for the right price let me if anyone's interested. It's my SN at aol. Com

574 days ago
40.

rsmik    

I was going to add those to my Schindler's List doll collection. Oh well

574 days ago
41.

Harry Balzagna    

YEAH!
The more controversy that these idiots stir up, the higher they are driving the price of these toys and I love it. I got mine @ $39.99 and some have sold fo 10x that already, so keep bitching you're making us thousands.
THANK YOU!

574 days ago
42.

Reyna38    

Stupid stupid stupid.... Sell whatever you want... Skier free country.. Then band black people... They are very much hated in this planet too

574 days ago
43.

APRIL    

They are still on Ebay for sale right now. So I don't what they are talking about on here.

574 days ago
44.

Rabbit    

I sold 2 through EBAY yesterday. How will I ever sell the other 5 that I have left?!? LOLZ...EBAY, don't be such a puss.

574 days ago
45.

dirge75    

That is reallly funny, those ebay sellers are the biggest rats on the planet! they'll sell their momma's soul for a nickel!

574 days ago
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