Toys R Us Pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures After Parent Petition

Toys R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad'

Toys R Us is sending its “Breaking Bad” action figures on a trip to Belize, if you catch the drift.

Following a Change.com petition from a Florida mom that called for the retailer to stop selling its line of action figures based on the AMC drama, the toy company announced it would pull the collection from its shelves and online store. The petition claimed that the toys were a “dangerous deviation from (Toy R Us’) family friendly values.”

“Let’s just say, the action figures have taken an ‘indefinite sabbatical,'” a Toys R Us rep said in a statement, referencing a line from the show.

The toys, which the petition says included “a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth,” were intended for consumers 15 and up. As of Tuesday evening the petition had over 8,700 signatures.

Although Toys R Us seems to have bowed to the backlash, “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston had his own response to the outcry.

UPDATED: Cranston’s costar, Aaron Paul, also weighted in on the controversy, citing a petition to keep the toys in the store.

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  1. ImissWalter says:

    Won’t be shopping at toys r us… Should not have pulled breaking bad figures. If you don’t like them, no one is forcing you to buy them. It is just a show….

    The Florida mom must have watched breaking bad to know about it. she needs to get a life!!

  2. Denise Mychele Hutchinson says:

    Many thanks to the Florida mom who raised a stink. I am a BIG Breaking Bad Fan. And now I can’t even afford to buy 1 much less All of the Breaking Bad Action Figures# mindyourownbusiness

  3. Kat says:

    Paul and Cranston must receive royalties on these so called action figures. Those comments are both off the wall as was the show. I know everyone loved the show!

  4. Laura C says:

    Toys R Us is a kiddie toy store, not for collectors. It probably wouldn’t have been so bad had they
    not included the (albeit fake) Meth & cash. That’s just plain stupid, detachable or not.

  5. As a parent and a toy collector I am disgusted with TRU for pulling the Breaking Bad action figures. My family will not be shopping at a store that bows down to one lazy/crazy mom from Florida. Part of parenting is choosing what to buy YOUR child, not choosing what I am allowed to buy.

  6. Bob says:

    Hope they still sell Barbie cause that’s not warping anyone.

  7. but why would you sell adult action figures at a childrens toy store is’nt
    thats what comic book stores are for children’s toys belong in an childs
    toy store and adult toys belong to comic book stores.

    frankie smales

    smales tv uk

  8. Jason says:

    Laura C you are probably an over protective soccer mom in Kansas. It’s a tv show. Charles C, did you lose your balls? Whatever happen to freedom of expression ? Capitalism ? You are parents. Just tell your kids no. Sick of idiots like you controlling others. Take your first amendment , read it over. Petition toward the govt. not a TV show. Let me guess, passion of the Christ is ok. Hypocrites.

    • Kat says:

      Nice talk. Is this how you talk in front of your children?

    • Charles C says:

      Based on your logic Frankie, stripper and pimp dolls would be fine to sell at Toys R Us too. Get a halkf of a brain will you. And I would most certainly let my kids see Passion of the Christ.

    • Laura C says:

      Worse Jason, I’m a grandma from the NW. This is an ADULT show, not a kiddie show, and they DON’T need to have the action figures OR little fakey bag of meth. They have NO business being in a TOY store.Depending on age, I wouldn’t want them to see Passion either. Kids have plenty of time to grow up and be corrupted, let them be KIDS while they have the chance. It is the parents job to ensure they get the best chance to do just that. Go corrupt your OWN kids if you want, leave everyone else’s alone.

  9. Laura C says:

    I signed that petition. The store shouldn’t have taken/accepted the order to begin with. How assinine was it to include “play” meth & cash? Bad enough REAL kids probably have to deal with druggie parents & that for REAL. Glad the store backed off.

    • Charles C says:

      Laura, I’m with you. I am all for product placement and merchandising, but this was as stupid an idea as I have ever heard, and I’ve been in this business since 1974. Completely right to pull these “toys” off the shelves. Idiotic idea to begin with.

    • cxg says:

      You are a true champion of “family values”. Too bad all those pesky violent video games are still available at the local Toys r Us. *snort

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