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"Django Unchained" action figures.................

Posted by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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Action figures for 'Django Unchained' draw protest

By By The Associated Press | Associated Press – 2 hrs 20 mins ago

Slavery-era action figures tied to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" are raising questions about whether they're appropriate.

A line of figures of the movie's main characters are on sale online, manufactured by toy maker NECAin partnership with the Weinstein Co.

Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, plans a news conference Tuesday with other Los Angeles black community leaders calling for the removal of the toys from the market.

Ali called the action figures "a slap in the face of our ancestors."

"We were outraged," said Ali, upon learning of the figures. "We feel that it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African Americans experienced."

The action figures are collectibles recommended for people older than 17. Tarantino has had such figures made for all of his films, including his last, "Inglourious Basterds." That film, too, reveled in a revenge fantasy set in history — Nazi Germany.

The Weinstein Co. and NECA didn't immediately comment Tuesday.

Ali made clear his objections were not with the film "Django Unchained," which he said he liked and had seen twice.

Though controversial in its unusual melding of historical atrocity and movie mayhem, "Django Unchained" has proven a hit at the box office, where it has earned $106.3 million since opening Christmas. It's also been nominated for five Golden Globes.


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TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

 It's for adults, not kids. I see no issue with them.

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Jan. 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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That's what I was going to say. 

Dh has a huge collection of dolls that are absolutely NOT for children, including this charmer:

Oooh, look, it's Little Red Riding Hood...

Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 It's for adults, not kids. I see no issue with them.


wickedfiress
by Kellie on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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Has this guy never heard of Comic Con? He'd have a huge fit there. 

tscritch
by Silver Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:36 PM

 

Quoting LindaClement:

That's what I was going to say. 

Dh has a huge collection of dolls that are absolutely NOT for children, including this charmer:

Oooh, look, it's Little Red Riding Hood...

Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 It's for adults, not kids. I see no issue with them.


My dh has this too, along with the other "Fairy Tales"

 

 

tscritch
by Silver Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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I hope this guy never googles Todd McFarlane!!!!

 

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:40 PM


Quoting wickedfiress:

Has this guy never heard of Comic Con? He'd have a huge fit there. 

This was my thought as well.

I think, however, his strong reaction stems from the slave aspect.  That he some how equates these collectors dolls with glorying slavery.

*sigh*

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