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Django Unchained Action Figures Under Fire

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Django Unchained can't cut a break!

The controversial Quentin Tarantino film has been making waves for it's subject matter and language, but now, it's the actions figures inspired by the flick that are outraging Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

The Black activist group is asking for a national boycott of the 10-doll line of Django characters being sold on Amazon for a cool $299.

Rev. K.W. Tullos, NAC's Los Angeles president, said:

"Selling this doll is highly offensive to our ancestors and the African American community.The movie is for adults, but these are action figures that appeal to children. We don't want other individuals to utilize them for their entertainment, to make a mockery of slavery."

The figurines are intended as collectibles for adults and were produced by the National Entertainment Collectibles Association in a partnership with the film's producers at the Weinstein Company.

So, they actually weren't intended for children, especially with such steep pricing!!!

These action figures might offend some people, but we're pretty sure that wasn't Quentin's intention, once again.

[Image via Amazon.]

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12 comments to “Django Unchained Action Figures Under Fire”

  1. jjjj says – reply to this


    Why cant Django Unchained cut a break! It is on pace to be Quentin Tarantino's most successful films. By the end of this weekend it will have made more domestically then any of his other films. Al Sharpton just gave more publicity for the movie on an issue that most people would never have heard of.

  2. tardkart says – reply to this


    $299 figures

    "appeal to children"

    yea, no.

  3. alex says – reply to this


    the ones that have already been sold will then become super collectable and valuable. just saying.

  4. 4

    Please remember, Al Sharpton has to find racism in everything, that is how he makes his money

  5. 5

    Oh give me a break. It's mind blowing how these morons are completely oblivious to the fact that they are the ones keeping racism alive. When they pull non existent things out of thin air and make it an issue. Blacks wouldn't know slavery if it bit them in the ass.

  6. Thebigboot says – reply to this


    Yet the song "N****s in Paris" wasn't offensive?

  7. fid says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – It's because if they don't keep racism alive they will become irrelevent and will no longer be able to cash in on the racism cow.

  8. 8

    Al Sharpton is one of the most racist people we have in America, he hates white people and does anything he can to attack them, put them down, make them seem like hateful bigots that want nothing more than for slavery to return. He tries to find racism in anything and everything. He is what is wrong with this world! I believe if he could he would try to incite a race war just so he get his name once again in the media. He is a media whore plan and simple. I believe most people in America are past what race a person is, but he just wants to keep racism alive because that is what he is, A RACIST! and if race were to become completely irrevelant than he wouldn't have anything more to talk about.

  9. Cesar says – reply to this


    That's foolish, if Al took a moment to actually see the movie he would realize that Django is a black empowerment movie. It's really awesome how Django kills those evil slave masters.

  10. 10

    I want one. LOL. And no, I don't think it's offensive to my ancestors. It's an action figure from a movie. It's an adult movie and this is an adult figure. Kids shouldn't have it in the first place.

  11. CMO says – reply to this


    Al Sharpton has inspired me to buy the action figures.

  12. Michael Preston says – reply to this


    Just Shut Up! It was a movie. And, an entertaining one about a slave who became a free man and saved his wife. I would actually say this is a positive spin on a incessantly degrading theme. It's not like someone packaged a "bucket-o-sambos" of monochromatic plastic slave collectibles to be distributed in gumball machines throughout the South. I'd be willing to bet what it comes down to is that if all the proceeds from the Django action figures went to the United Negro College Fund, then these toys would be ok with this sanctified turd. At this point look at the stats on how many movies were made this passed year, with black people, in a lead role, that were positive, or even fun to watch, with major production value, or even a major director involved. I'll tell you what, this is a far cry better than that "Show me the money!" crap depiction of how insecure and weak minded black men should be depicted in film -that won an Oscar. Maybe he would've been happier if they were action figures from "The Help". He needs to chose his battles more conscientiously, look at the film for what it is, and then speak out on whether the merchandising is in any way demonstrably degrading. All he has accomplished was was drive up the price on these stupid toys. Makes you wonder if he had a case of these sitting in a garage somewhere looking to sell them on eBay?