Hitting The Streets To See If A New Action Figure Really Mocks Slavery

Django Unchained has action figures. Hardly unsurprising, given nearly everything gets an action figure these days, but what's topical about these are that Al Sharpton's "National Action Network" has called for a nationwide boycott of the toys.

Why? Because "The movie is for adults, but these are action figures that appeal to children. We don't want other individuals to utilise them for their entertainment, to make a mockery of slavery."

A fundamental mistake, then, seeing as these are for adults, but hey, let's run with it and watch this video from Screen Junkies, where one of the figures is taken down to South Central LA to see whether it's really "appropriate".

It's not exactly science, sure, but don't let that stop you.

Django Unchained Toy Review in South Central [Screen Junkies, via Topless Robot]


Comments

    Al Sharpton's Nan says that back in her day, kids played with marbles and firecrackers. ;-)

    "Hardly unsurprising, given nearly everything gets an action figure these days"

    yeah ok chief champ

      Except he's right... Obamas got one...

      http://www.amazon.com/Jailbreak-Barack-Obama-Action-Figure/dp/B001AF29MG

        """""""""""""""""""""""""""Hardly unsurprising"""""""""""""""""""""""""""

          Haha. That's all I have to contribute. Just had to express the chuckle I had.

    I would buy a human centipede doll set. You could put playdough in one end and watch it come out the other.

      Why buy a doll set when you can do it in real-life, wink, wink, nudge, nudge ;)
      *obvious sarcasm

    Couldn't take my eyes off the Chrysler across the road.

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