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.