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, which I believe broke yesterday, of the Florida woman who launched a Change.org petition challenging the sale of Breaking Bad dolls at Toy R Us. By this morning, she had succeeded in convincing the toy store chain to pull what was bound to be the hot Christmas toy 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 meth cooking dolls complete with accessories strikes me as odd. What really got me I think was the accessories. I can almost see a toy company manufacturing the lovable Walter White and Jesse Pinkman dolls because, really, who doesn’t want those? I’d even stock up on them now because I wouldn’t want to get caught up in a Black Friday stampede on the dolls. But, I don’t know, something about a toy store selling a bag of crystal meth and a wad of cash seems to be in bad taste.