‘Breaking Bad’ figures to be removed from Toys ‘R’ Us
(CNN) – Toys ‘R’ Us will pull some controversial action figures from its shelves.
The company decided to remove action figures based on characters from the show ‘Breaking Bad’ from its shelves after a Florida mother started a petition to remove toys.
“It’s about drugs and you’re selling it in a children’s toy store?” questioned Susan Schrivjer from the Tampa area.
The way the $17.99 action figures of the lead characters are dressed and had Schrivjer outraged.
“Knowing those are the items that one needs to make meth, I just think that it’s wrong.”
The Walter White figure wore a lab coat and came with two beakers and a gas mask. His accomplice, Jesse Pinkman had his own mask and he was wearing a hazmat suit.
“Kids mimic their action figures if you will, do you want your child in an orange jumpsuit?”
Last Saturday, after a friend called her upset about the dolls, she started this petition on change. org.
“It’s all the same, it’s wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.”
But Schrivjer has nothing against the show.
” I thought it was a great show, it was riveting.”