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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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91.

Kate Smedes    

I am white and find the dolls offensive. Do not assume that it was a black person that got the dolls taken off of ebay. For someone to think oh blacks are too sensitive and oh get over are some inconsiderate ignorant people. The history of slavery is sad and that is why many blacks are still hurt now. I know for a fact if we went through the same thing we will understand why and how these people feel. For the people who are making oh get over it comments are racist and not diverse. What you guys need to remember is ebay decides what sells and what do not sell. I doubt any blacks even reported for the dolls to be banned from the website. The people over the ebay company found it irrevelant to sell those dolls. My brother owns half of the ebay company, so if you have a problem maybe you should talk to him and stop bitching. I understand how blacks feel and know that is hurtful topic and realize that some things are not acceptable. I think we should be ourselves ashamed as Americans to even think about selling these dolls is it like a mock to slavery, and I am so glad they are removed from ebay.

533 days ago
92.

Carriejane    

Yet, they can and DO sell Nazi/Hitler memorabilia ... ****ed up.

533 days ago
93.

Carriejane    

Go to E bay and type in the word "Hitler" you will see 16,000 Items, then type in the word "Nazi" you will see 23,000 Items FOR SALE. D- Unchained is a movie, the holocaust WAS NOT ! **** you E- Bay!

533 days ago
94.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

These are not toys! These are collectible figures! Jesus! How many hitler items are in eBay!

533 days ago
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Carriejane    

Really ??? Go to E Bay, type in the word "Hitler" you will see 16,000 Items for sale, then Type in the word "Nazi" and you will see 23,000 Items for sale. D- Unchained is a MOVIE, the Holocaust was NOT.

533 days ago
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KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

OMG...Give me a break! These are very well done dolls. No insults whatsoever. How many more hundreds of years does it take for you guys to get over YOUR excuses... BTW.They can be found out any HIP Music Store,etc... Just look you will find them.Maybe on another site. Again.GIVE ME A BREAK! It was a great movie that was not offensive to me. a white person. Django owned those bad people...

533 days ago
97.

steve    

what a bunch of b.s. and who ever says this movie was not good is wrong. this movie was great!

533 days ago
98.

Suzy Q     

Are the people defending slave dolls racist, ignorant, uneducated? You decide.

533 days ago
99.

cobrazombie    

Those are "1 in 10,000" collectible dolls.

532 days ago
100.

QueenDivaChanel    

What part of this movie would even warrant a toy? It's not even a movie for kids!!! This is ridiculous!!! And I've never heard "******' so many times in a movie!!! And this movie, why??? @ this time...QT is a racist...

532 days ago
101.

QueenDivaChanel    

How would Jewish people feel, if there was a movie made about the Halocaust and they sold minature oven's...As a toy??? now do you get it!!!!

532 days ago
102.

lydia    

slavery has been over and done with for um awhile, stop complaining about stupid ****. holding onto it like african americans LOVE doing only causes more drama.

532 days ago
103.

Nostraldumass    

Craigslist!

532 days ago
104.

Nostraldumass    

All yall talking about freedom, stop trying to take away Ebays freedom TO DO WHAT THEY WANT as a private company. They dont want to sell them but you want to MAKE them sell them? Dont like Ebay, dont use them. Loss of freedom is like trying to make the christians pay for abortions

532 days ago
105.

ivan215    

I'm confused. Ebay bans the sell of a movie memorabilia/Doll from the "Fictional" but critically acclaimed movie Django Unchained yet allows the sale of "ACTUAL" Nazi memorabilia.

You can even get a nazi doll as seen here - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Elite-Brigade-Figure-German-WWII-Soldier-Army-1-6-12-Inch-Heer-Nazi-Cotswold-/200882129328?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item2ec58209b0

You can also get KKK stuff as shown here - http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1311.R1&_nkw=ku+klux+klan&_sacat=0&_from=R40

So what is the point of banning a doll from a movie when so much other worst items are sold in ebay?

532 days ago
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