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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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1.

Tim    

Sheeeet homey!!!

533 days ago
2.

Rob    

Damn liberals have taken more freedom from us. Don't you dingbat obama fools see it yet??? You agree with all this foolishness because it makes you "feel" good while freedom goes out the window. It is not just guns. It is video games, movies, toys, big gulps, big macs, car sizes, light bulb types... and you all just chant "four more years" like zombies.

WAKE UP... get off the liberal bandwagon and fight for freedom!!!!!

533 days ago
3.

Morticia Cowghoul    

Banning them from ebay will just make them more valuable.

533 days ago
4.

Parker    

It's a phkn toy...I have the whole set........Get the Phk over it azzholes!

533 days ago
5.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Good . I really don't know who could have purchased these unless it was for this purpose.

533 days ago
6.

Sandra     

Whatever!!

533 days ago
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Danielle123    

Sounds good to me. Would they allow the sale of Jewish dolls, with a concentration camp sold seperately? No. That wouldn't have even made it to the drawing board. Lets stop acting as though blacks are too sensitive when the fact is that the entire production of these dolls was wrong and quite disgusting.

533 days ago
8.

Twiz    

So now ppl will sell on Craigslist and eBay loses out on $$. Seems pretty stupid to me for a TOY!!! Whats next? Ban Barney, Elmo and Peanuts stuff??

533 days ago
9.

helloitsme    

Good!

533 days ago
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Danielle123    

Sounds good to me. Would they allow the sale of enslaved Jewish dolls, with a concentration camp sold seperately? No. That wouldn't have even made it to the drawing board and if they did, the uproar from the Jewish community would have been far greater. Lets stop acting as though blacks are too sensitive when the fact is that the entire production of these dolls was wrong and quite disgusting.

533 days ago
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Danielle123    

Really TMZ? Get your s h i t together. The entire website freezing, comments not going through and when they finally do, it goes through x 3.

533 days ago
12.

Criss    

That's ridiculous!

533 days ago
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OH NO!    

eBay sucks a giant ****.

533 days ago
14.

Jason    

To anyone complaining about these dolls: have you even seen the movie?????? It was about slaves getting revenge and killing the slave masters. If anything, it should be a good thing. I would bet any amount of money that if Spike Lee directed this movie then NO one would have a problem with the figures.

533 days ago
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Handymike    

and I had the HIGHEST BID!! boooo, you too uppidy

533 days ago
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