Mother fighting Toys R Us over ‘Breaking Bad’ action figures

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A mother in Florida wants Toys R Us to pull some action figures from its stores and website.

The toys depict characters from the TV show "Breaking Bad."

"Breaking Bad" has won multiple Emmys for its story about a chemistry teacher who turns into a drug kingpin.

The toys of the main characters come with gas masks, a duffel bag of cash, and a toy bag of crystal meth.

Mother Susan Schrivjer says the show's adult themes and depiction of violence and drug abuse aren't suitable for children.

She has since put a petition up to remove the figures at Change.org, garnering more than 1,500 signatures.

In response, Toys R Us said, "The product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up."

Toys R Us added that the toys are located in the adult action figure section of their stores.

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8 comments

  • Joe

    I agree with Christopher, ignore it, why is she complaining? Kids should just think they’re toys not associated with anything, If people raised their own children correctly they shouldn’t even know about the show to begin with. Why do people insist on putting their parental burden on everyone else. It’s your job as a parent, if you go to a restaurant are you upset that they have liquor on the menu because it’s for adults?,.

  • Mom of a 4yr old and 12yr old

    I saw this on the news this morning. Made me laugh. They are marked for 15 and older and are in the “Adult action figure” section of the store. These are for fans of the show, who will keep them in their box and have them signed (more then likely) by the actors they portray. 😛 This woman is nuts

  • Sugar Bush

    This seems like such a difficult concept for her and others like her. Why would a toy company want to make such action figures? Because adult collectors and fans want them thus they are placed in the adult/collectors section at the store. How hard is that to understand? As a mother, I don’t see any problem with it. I’m actually very interested in buying a Heisenberg and a Pinkman figure – for myself. Not for my 6 year old. It’s really that simple. Don’t buy it for your child, because it’s not a child’s toy. And for all those saying these toys glorify meth manufacturing – did you actually watch the show? There was nothing glorious about what happened to the Whites, Jesse, Tuco, Gus Fring, Hank, or anyone else on that show. I think it did a pretty good job of showing the consequences.

    Grow up, lady, and get yourself a brain for thinking.

  • BadKosh

    Susan Schrivjer’s comments PROVE she has NOT watched the show. How can a dead father/meth cook, a young kid becoming a slave to nazi bad guys, a ruined pair of families, dead DEA agents Celebrating the Meth trade? She is typical of the shallow liberal stooges who think because THEY DON’T LIKE IT, IT MUST BE BANNED? perhaps SHE is the one who is unable to raise her family to turn out alright? She sure is wasting her time blathering about it.

    I Don’t like HER OPINIONS, STATED AS FACTS. Should she be banned? Of course not. She should continue to show her ignorance ans stupidity to the world, so she ma become a laughing stock too.