Breaking Bad Dolls Sold At Toys “R” Us With Fake Gun And Crystal Meth (VIDEO)
Toys “R” Us is under fire for selling “Breaking Bad” dolls inspired by the violent, drug-fueled AMC series.
The critically-acclaimed show, which aired it series finale last year, revolved around Bryan Cranston’s chemistry teacher turned meth maker. And that’s exactly what’s available for sale in the children’s toy store — a figurine version of Walter White that comes complete with a fake gun, fake cash, and a backpack filled with fake crystal meth (see photo right).
The retailer is also selling Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) versions. The dolls are dressed in hazmat suits, and are paired with gas masks like the character wore on the show.
Not surprisingly, the products from Mezco Toyz are raising questions — such as, why the hell are these being sold at Toys “R” Us?! One concerned mom has even started a petition to get them yanked from the store’s shelves.
But the company’s vice president for communications told NBC that the product packaging (as well as the website) “clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up,” and “are located in the adult action figure area of our stores.”
That’s not, however, what NBC found at two New York locations, where the figures were near other offerings such as Super Mario Bros. figures. Of course, the “Breaking Bad” products have other defenders, too, with some people pointing out that Toys “R” Us staples like G.I. Joe dolls can promote violence as well.
Check out the video below for more on the controversy, and tell us what you think. Note: Video no longer available.