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Florida mom launches petition against Toys 'R Us for carrying 'Breaking Bad' figures

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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

Some people live to complain about every little thing.

The worst kind are these crusading buffoons who start some stupid little campaign against something that offends their sensibilities. This is a lot like that carry on a few years back about the Harry Potter books with retarded religious folk up in arms and calling them satanic etc. Same thing. Trying to inflict their own self-righteousness, demanding a removal of something they don't like. Regardless of any other people. Extreme arrogance.

Now, as for the action figures. These are NOT aimed at children. This is the main mistake this idiot is making. There are hundreds of action figures out there aimed at collectors and adults. The best action figures I once saw was the Reservoir Dogs set. Just to pick on this one is moronic. This woman does not like the show, and therefore the figures. The fact that other people might like it/them is irrelevant to her. She is just bent out of shape by the fact they are being sold in what she perceives as a store only for kiddies. Which it isn't. It sells plenty of adult games and hobbies along with some really nice surveillance tech being sold as kids 'spy gear'

This muppet needs to learn to pass by things they don't like, as normal people do. I'll bet she's a barrel of laughs.




posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 07:30 AM
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This is a dumb issue. Toys R Us has been selling toys from R rated movies for YEARS. Where is the outrage over that? Nah let's get all bent out of shape over an M rated television show about drugs.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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The children’s emporium Toys 'R Us is pulling a line of action figures based on characters from the ultra-violent cable series “Breaking Bad” after complaints that the toys glamorized the murderous drug trade featured on the show.


www.nbcnews.com...
edit on 10/22/2014 by onequestion because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

Maybe you could complain about ISIS (to whoever it is that runs them) and get them pulled too?

Well, I hope you're happy now. Glad to see you're living the dream in the land of the free.

Oh wait, here are some more inappropriate items:

drinking culture

drinking culture, more glorification

break the law with this easy to use item

glorify war and show that death is an illusion, for the next generation of meat puppets

reinforcing cultural stereotypes

reinforcing cultural stereotypes 2

more unadulterated violence

glorifying serial killers


Makes you think about priorities, doesn't it....


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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:11 PM
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I think the question should be "Why did parents allow their children to watch the show?" I mean, the kids wouldn't even want the toys if they didn't know about it. Obviously they know about it, and that's why they want the toys. It's not the kids fault that parents allow them to watch unsuitable TV shows. Parents either need to take control and pay attention to what their kids are watching or they need to reconsider having kids.


Should the toys be at a toys r us? No. But think about the other crap in toy stores. The toy guns, WWE figures.

If you let your kid watch it, it's your own fault if they want the toys. Not the company that airs the show, or the store that carries it.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Excellent point! It's unlikely that kiddies would be binge-watching Breaking Bad unless the babysitter let them. The series took an unlikeable subject, then turned it on its ear: great, sympathetic characters, solid story telling, superb pacing. I enjoyed the series, and I didn't know about the doll.




posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: Sophie111609

I agree with you completely. In response to the posts in regards to the show not glorifying drugs - kids most likely don't watch the show (in most cases I hope).

Then, when they see these dolls on the shelf - they are left with just seeing a doll with the accessories. They then ask their parents, what are those things with the doll - the response would be, they are drugs (meth) and the tools used to make the drugs. In their mind it is a cool looking doll with drugs! I can't imagine explaining to my child about the doll. It isn't appropriate at all. Dolls like these should be sold at an adult store if adults are interested in them.

The bad thing now is that the dolls have been hyped up and perhaps will be sold at inflated prices elsewhere.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: drwill
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Excellent point! It's unlikely that kiddies would be binge-watching Breaking Bad unless the babysitter let them. The series took an unlikeable subject, then turned it on its ear: great, sympathetic characters, solid story telling, superb pacing. I enjoyed the series, and I didn't know about the doll.



My parents didn't talk about or watch scar face jn front of me but guess what?

I knew all about him anyway because we all send our kids to the same schools.

The popularity of the show is the point not the content. Get to know popular culture better.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 06:24 PM
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I question the wisdom of producing such merchandise. It's one thing to make a television show about the subject, but to make toys aimed at 15 and up that include little fake bags of meth is really absurd. They should not be marketing to the 15-18 bracket.

Bad, bad example.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 06:25 PM
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originally posted by: Spruce
I question the wisdom of producing such merchandise. It's one thing to make a television show about the subject, but to make toys aimed at 15 and up that include little fake bags of meth is really absurd. They should not be marketing to the 15-18 bracket.

Bad, bad example.


We don't care about the future anymore in America it's all about right now. Everyone wants to feel satisfied right this instant.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
The point of Breaking Bad was this:

"To take Mr. Chips and turn him into Scarface", or so says it's creator, and I think he did a dynamite job.

It's to show that we as humans, under the right circumstances, can all be very vile. It's true. I think it was Kalil Gabran, or one of the philosophers, who said as humans, we are all capable of being as good as the best of us, or given the circumstances, we are all capable as being as bad as the worst of us.

That was the point of the show. Not aggrandizing drugs.


Walking Dead Dolls

So does The Walking Dead glamorize cannibalism? Do TRU sell these? The Terminus people in TWD are worse than Walter White ever was yet I don't see any bitching about that. They are a example, just like WW, that people can go bad. Petty much anyone can given the right circumstances.

Obviously that point has been missed. There was no, I repeat, NONE, zero, zilch, nada, glorification of drugs in BB at all. There were only two people in the whole run who came into contact with Heisenberg that made it out intact, Skinny Pete and Badger, and they got lucky when one considers what happened to Combo. Everyone else was ruined or killed.

Stupid people many years ago said Iron Maiden were satanic, all because of the title of a album and song that really was just about a dream. Songs Like For The Greater Good Of God and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner("That we must love all things that God made") truly show this is insane. All that record burning and what not clearly hurt Iron Maiden as they are probably the biggest band in the world right now.

I didn't know there were BB dolls until I read this, now I'd like to go get some. By raising a stink all it has done is made it more popular as most can see this is total and complete nonsense.

I'm out. Gotta run to Los Pollos Hermanos.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

I am thinking of the future. One where I can make up my own mind and don't need nannies like you to decide for me.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion

My parents didn't talk about or watch scar face jn front of me but guess what?

I knew all about him anyway because we all send our kids to the same schools.

The popularity of the show is the point not the content. Get to know popular culture better.


...and how did that work out for you, gangster?



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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Why can't we let the buyer make the decision?

If it offends, then people won't buy it, people will not go to the store, the store will pull it from the shelves so they can get customers back.

We have porn on the internet, violence on tv and in the movies. Drugs in our schools and parks.

Parents should be responsible for what their children get.

Not the store.
Not the "village".
Not anyone else.

My 2 cents.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 07:54 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
Why can't we let the buyer make the decision?

If it offends, then people won't buy it, people will not go to the store, the store will pull it from the shelves so they can get customers back.

We have porn on the internet, violence on tv and in the movies. Drugs in our schools and parks.

Parents should be responsible for what their children get.

Not the store.
Not the "village".
Not anyone else.

My 2 cents.




Exactly, let's not forget that little Suzy and little Johnny like to sext each other then show their friends but never mind that because figurines are going to be the downfall of mankind.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
We don't care about the future anymore in America it's all about right now. Everyone wants to feel satisfied right this instant.


Yeah, like getting offended by a bunch of toys and wanting them pulled from the store RIGHT NOW.



posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: TheSpanishArcher
Very astute observation and comparison. ITA with everything you said--and you said it beautifully.
I hadn't heard the "Mr. Chips" twist, and it's perfect. I wouldn't want a doll (too much clutter in my world), but I wouldn't mind a t-shirt. For me, the series soared above others because of the superior storytelling, etc. I can turn on any random episode from BB, and I'm never bored and always find something new. From a fictional standpoint, it's excellent to deconstruct. As I said, I don't need a doll...but a Roomba might be nice (after seeing it clean Jesse's house). Wouldn't want a WD doll but do have a t-shirt.

As an aside, if dolls were made for the game The Last of Us--and, eventually, for the movie--I can see how collectors and older kids would want a Joel and Ellie doll (and cannibalism was a part of that, too). All in all, you've made an excellent point about the dolls and how neither series celebrates drugs or cannibalism.




posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 01:33 PM
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This woman sounds like a good parent watching out for her kids and even other children. This makes her stupid in your eyes.




Maybe you are not seeing the world correctly. So many people complain the world is upside down and then bash the people trying to fix it.........Bravo. So many failures on so many levels.
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posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion

originally posted by: drwill
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Excellent point! It's unlikely that kiddies would be binge-watching Breaking Bad unless the babysitter let them. The series took an unlikeable subject, then turned it on its ear: great, sympathetic characters, solid story telling, superb pacing. I enjoyed the series, and I didn't know about the doll.



My parents didn't talk about or watch scar face jn front of me but guess what?

I knew all about him anyway because we all send our kids to the same schools.

The popularity of the show is the point not the content. Get to know popular culture better.


So how do you feel about this?



posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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All I have to say:

If you let your kid watch the TV show or buy them the action figures, you've failed miserably as a parent.

At some point parents need to take responsibility for their spawn, and monitor what they watch or play with. I knew very early on what I was allowed to watch and what I wasn't. My folks kept strict rules on what was on the TV and what playthings/books I was allowed access to.

Parents today give so many excuses for poor parenting it's appalling. Don't get me started on the "throw an iPad at them, they'll shut up" technique. How about you engage your child in their development and actively participate with them in their learning? No time? Don't have kids, as kids require immense amounts of time to raise.

People that are basically still children themselves (mentally/maturity-wise) are having children when they have no business doing so these days.
edit on 23-10-2014 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)



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