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How do you feel about Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures with meth la

  1. linfcor profile image87
    linfcorposted 3 years ago

    How do you feel about Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures with meth lab accessories?

    Toys R US are correcting selling Breaking Bad action figures complete with meth lab accessories. Although they state that these figures are  for 15 years and about , what does that say about our society when we make cartel figures our heroes? How many parents or grandparents would actually buy these for their kids or grandchildren. What action would you take about this issue? Is it anything for a buck?

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    I thought it was funny as hell but then, I have a twisted sense of humor.

    ...seriously though, I doubt there will be 8 year old kids begging their Moms for a "Breaking Bad" action figure. They don't even know what "Breaking Bad" is.

  3. Randall Guinn profile image76
    Randall Guinnposted 3 years ago

    I think that it's a bad idea for fifteen year olds. That's about the age teens really begin to get into trouble. I wish that we had better role models today.

  4. ILoveLegosToo profile image79
    ILoveLegosTooposted 3 years ago

    Whoever at ToysRUs decided to purchase this item and put it on the shelves should be fired.  I will not be shopping at ToysRUs this holiday season.

    1. linfcor profile image87
      linfcorposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well now there is another petition to get these back on the shelves ! Was started by one of the breaking bad actors. Maybe he has a financial stake in all of this

  5. ThePracticalMommy profile image95
    ThePracticalMommyposted 3 years ago

    I don't think these figures belong in a children's toy store, but I don't think trying to argue about it is going to help, as the petition to ban them in FL isn't doing anything other than bringing more attention to them.  Personally, I don't like that they market it to 15 year olds. I would just ignore them if I saw them in a store.

    1. linfcor profile image87
      linfcorposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My understanding is that they did take them off the shelf. My point was that the manufacturers will do anything to make money. Don't like to make these characters "heros' to any child. Just my opinion. The best way to ban them is to simply not buy

  6. Morgaren profile image78
    Morgarenposted 3 years ago

    If you are so easily manipulated that a toy of a show causes you to do bad things....your parents failed. It's not a matter of making cartel figures our heroes, well....Walter White is a personal hero of mine, not cause he sold drugs, cause he made the decision to do what he dreamed of doing. He became the best at something and let no one stop him. That's pretty inspirational, but hey...

    From a company perspective, big box specialty stores are dying out anyways, online shopping, Wal-Mart, etc. This is an opportunity to bring in a different kind of customer to an environment they might not otherwise come to.

    You know, people know what's out there, they know what the toys on the shelves are, and to decide for them what should be offered is being morally presumptuous. What I find more disturbing is we are more and more becoming a society that is offended by fictional characters in stories than we are realities in the world. It's like we think that these realities were created by the fiction, it's the other way around. Just before the fiction we didn't know to be mortified by it cause we were ignorant.

    1. linfcor profile image87
      linfcorposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I would have to disagree with your presumptions. To say that a criminal was inspirational because he was the best at what he did seems odd to me. But I respect your right to have your opinion. But by your premise anything is open to be marketed ?

    2. Morgaren profile image78
      Morgarenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Whether or not you or I agree to whether something should be marketed is moot. It already is. The analogy of the drug trade discussed is already proof. If there is a market, there will be demand. Where there is demand, there is opportunity.

 
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