Breaking Bad, Toys R Us Action Figure

UPDATE: Toys 'R Us has decided to pull the Breaking Bad action figures off the shelves following angry mothers petitioning against toys being sold. The company tells E! News in a statement, "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an 'indefinite sabbatical.'"


Attention all angry mothers—the man has spoken. Or tweeted, rather.

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has responded to at least one specific mom who has made it publicly known that she's against the idea of Toys 'R Us selling action figures based on the AMC series—and what he wrote will only make you love him that much more.

"'Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.' I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest," he tweeted, LOL!

Susan Schrivjer of Fort Myers, Fla. started a petition last week to get Toys 'R Us to remove Breaking Bad action figures from their shelves.

The petition, which currently has over 3,600 supporters, states: "Toys R Us is well known around the world for their vast selection of toys for children of all ages. However their decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children's toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values."

Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul

Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Additionally, Schrivjer argues, "While the show may be compelling viewing for adults, its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters."

The Breaking Bad toys in question are figures of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul's character) in Hazmat suits. There's also one of Walter White and a gun that's on sale right now for $13.99.

"Kids mimic their action figures, if you will," Schrivjer told WFTX. "Do you want your child in an orange jumpsuit?"

However, Toys 'R Us said in a statement released to WFTX, "The products you reference are carried in very limited quantities and the product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up. Items from this TV series are located in the adult action figure area of our stores."

Oh. Well, that changes things, no?

Originally published on Oct. 20, 2014 at 4:12 p.m. PST.

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