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'Django' Slave Toys

BANNED from eBay

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

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.

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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Spicy mag    

Boycott ebay. Will they ban sale of the movie on DVD? Stupid ****s.

645 days ago


Sweet Baby Jesus what is all the fuss over this movie?! There are two other people we should be questioning 1. The person who ran Roots and Queen on BET all day Christmas and 2.the person that actually counted how many times ****** was said in Django, all that great movie and one word was their focus hhhmmm. FLASH it was a slave movie!! The word was bound to come up SMH

645 days ago

Suzy Q     

This country has been sliding backwards for years. It's now 1955. Adjust your horizontal.

645 days ago


Slavery did happen... And these are dolls... Don't forget, Jamie Foxx APPROVED of this movie and everyone is screaming "It's racist, it's terrible" Yet, one of the most well known black actors of our time didn't find it too inappropriate to star in... Americans are sensitive, they live these coddled lives and want to act like the past didn't happen. And now they agree that we shouldn't be legally allowed to buy these dolls? Great, let us get more of even MORE of our quickly diminishing freedoms that this country was built on. Obama is ruining our country and people are too stupid or blind to see it. And the people that vote for him and the ones receiving welfare and food stamps and unemployment for 99 weeks. What happened to the days of American people EARNING what they have??

644 days ago

M.D. Jason     

Collectors looking to buy the newly discontinued ‘Django Unchained’ slave action figures won’t be able to find them on eBay Django Toys Banned

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