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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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46.

Skar    

If black action figure dolls from a movie is offensive to black people, I find Black Jesus offensive to Jews.

604 days ago
47.

Tara    

These dolls weren't offensive. The movie wasn't offensive and Ebay is just giving the movie free publicity.

604 days ago
48.

APRIL    

They are still on EBAY right now.

604 days ago
49.

Robin Bellows    

as of 4pm est, there are still figure on ebay

604 days ago
50.

The Ghost of John Lennon    

My research has shown that some of those who dealt in selling Africans into slavery were Jews, And as everyone knows, profiteering from the hardship of others has been a trait that has characterized Jews throughout history. We now call upon these Jews to make restitution for these crimes. Slavery has made the black people a dead people! Dead economically, dead mentally, dead spiritually. Dead morally and otherwise. Taking Dolls off the market will not bring a man back from the grave. So we now are also witnessing how the enslavement of millions of black people in this country is now bringing White America to her hour of judgment, to her downfall as a respected nation. And even those Americans who are blinded by childlike patriotism can see that it is only a matter of time before White America too will be utterly destroyed by her own sins, and all traces of her former glory will be removed from this planet forever.

604 days ago
51.

dyls_E    

Collecting the toys from tarantino movies has always been such a thing. Its disappointing that i wont be able to do it for this movie, just because some people dont get his movies

604 days ago
52.

feinburgrl    

I see a lot of them listed on ebay still and they are going over $200!

604 days ago
53.

MrR    

liberal hollywood is offensive!!!!!!!!!!

604 days ago
54.

ML    

ebay are theives. They allow people to lie and say they didn't get an item, with no investigation whatsoever they refund the persons money and then ebay expects YOU to pay for the item leaving the person you sent it to (that is lying) with both the money AND your item. Think you can get around this with proof that you sent the item? Think again. I had proof. After months of arguing my point ebay finally admitted the only proof they will accept is signature confirmation NOT delivery confirmation, not tracking. How many ebay sellers do you think know this off the top of their heads? NONE. Tracking numbers, receipts, ebay won't honor any of them. SPREAD THE WORD!!!

604 days ago
55.

AJ     

Can someone explain this to me? They are toys from a movie! THEY ARE JUST TOYS!!!! WTF!!!!!

604 days ago
56.

dave    

What's racial about action figures depicting the actors in thier roles? Get over it. Nobody cried foul over Michael Madson's Mr Blonde figure cutting the ear off the cop! What about the Sin City figures?

604 days ago
57.

Dab710    

Great move for the ones selling them since they went from $300 for a figure to over $3000.
And the only ones NOT selling them are ebay

604 days ago
58.

JERONIMO    

LOL, BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE BIGGEST RACISTS OF ALL. IF ALL OTHER RACES COMPLAINED ABOUT BLACK BARBI THEY WOULD HAVE A COW.

604 days ago
59.

freaksober    

I want a Dijango toy thats SHARTS when squeeze it...

604 days ago
60.

The Ghost of John Lennon    

You are looking for change to come but change will not come out of the sky, or from a President! You are the agent of change! You have to stop the violence, stop the killings and change yourselves! You are holding yourselves back. You can't keep blaming the white man, The question is what are you doing today to undo what he did! It's ashamed that after 310 years of chattel slavery and 150 years of injustice that you are worse in your treatment of each other!

604 days ago
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