Toys "R" Us Sells ‘Breaking Bad’ Figurines That Come With Bags of Meth, Cash

By Brent McCluskey 10/21/14

A Florida mother and fan of the show has started a campaign to have the toy store chain remove the figures from their shelves.

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Breaking Bad, a series based around the production and sale of methamphetamine, was one of the most popular drama series of all time. But that fame spread into the hands of children after Toys "R" Us began selling figurines modeled after the infamous characters, complete with illicit accessories.

Figurines of the show’s Walter White and Jesse Pinkman come equipped with detachable bags of methamphetamine and cash. While the figurines are also sold at Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and other major retailers, parents are none too happy that Toys "R" Us is selling adult-themed toys in a store geared for families and children.

Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, Fla., said that while she liked Breaking Bad, she didn’t think it was appropriate for the store to sell “anything to do with drugs.” So Schrivjer took a stand and launched a Change.org petition in an effort to force the major toy store conglomerate to remove the Breaking Bad figurines from their shelves. “Its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters,” Schrivjer said.

But Toys R Us said the packaging on the Breaking Bad figurines “clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up,” and that they’re only sold “in the adult action figure area of our stores.” However, staff from The Daily Show checked it out for themselves and found the adult-themed figurines were stationed right next to the children’s action figures.

So far Schrivjer’s petition has gained serious traction and she already has generated more than 7,000 signatures.

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Brent McCluskey is a Social Media Editor at International Business Times as well as a Jedi with Sith tendencies.  He is also a reader of books, slayer of dragons, and level 80 mage.

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