It looks like another easily offended, reactionary, lazy parent is gunning for change in the toy isle rather than simply monitoring her child and his potential purchases.
I feel rather strongly about people in general who are "easily offended" by every day life things, but I'll keep my comments brief and light and let Daniel Pickett from www.actionfigureinsider.com tell you about his counter-petition to this mother's own petition to have figures like "Breaking Bad" removed from the isles of Toys R Us.
I guess the Ebola news cycle is slowing down, because today there is a news story gaining traction in some media outlets about a Florida mother who is bent out of shape that Toys R Us is carrying the Mezco Toyz ‘Breaking Bad‘ action figures. She’s gone so far as to start a petition on Change.org asking that they be removed from the shelves and the TRU website, because she believes that if her kids see these in stores (which they shouldn’t) that they will buy them (which they can’t) and immediately drop out of school and start making blue meth with their friends… or something like that.
We saw this happen before, back in 2010, with BifBangPow and their Dexter figures and that time the over zealous moms won and they were pulled from stores. NEVER AGAIN!!
Adult collectors should be able to buy adult collector toys. Toys R Us IS being responsible and putting all of these kinds of figures in a single aisle, so they are NOT “sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters” as this mother inaccurately states.
I have started a COUNTER petition, also on Change.org to KEEP Breaking Bad and other adult collector lines IN Toys ‘R’ Us, in the collector aisle where they belong.
Get over there and sign it. Let's show Toys R Us how loudly our voices can be heard.