I don’t want to break bad all over your Breaking Bad action figures, but who came up with the idea of meth lab action figures?
By now I’m sure you’ve all heard the story of the Florida woman who launched a Change.org petition challenging the sale of Breaking Bad dolls at Toy R Us. By Thursday morning, she had succeeded in convincing the toy store chain to pull what was bound to be the hot Christmas item of the year off the shelves.
From what I gathered on Facebook, my primary news source, people seemed to think the woman’s actions were a little extreme. I’m not going to say I’d be working up a petition (I just don’t care enough), but I can’t say I disagree with the woman entirely either.
Listen, I love Breaking Bad as much as the next Net Flix streamer, but selling drug-dealing dolls complete with mini meth strikes me as a little odd. What really got me, I think, were the accessories. I can almost see a toy company manufacturing Walter White and Jesse Pinkman dolls because, really, who doesn’t want those lovable characters? I’d even stock up on them now before the Black Friday stampede on the toys. But, I don’t know, something about a toy store selling a bag of mini crystal meth and a wad of cash – even though they are completely adorable – seems to be in bad taste.