Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad dolls with meth, cash bags
Toys R Us has been getting a lot of heat from parents recently after the company started selling “Breaking Bad” merchandise that feature bags of cash and methamphetamine, just like the show.
A Florida mom named Susan Schrivjer has started a petition on Change.org to stop Toys R Us from selling the dolls, so far gaining support from over 4,300 people. The beginning of the petition reads:
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. That’s why I’m calling on Toys R Us to immediately stop selling the Breaking Bad doll collection in their stores and on their website.
Scrivjer was also featured on The Today Show, where she claims she was “shocked and appalled” by the toys.
Scrivjer doesn’t care if other e-retailers and stores sell the Breaking Bad action figures, as long as they aren’t sold at childrens’ stores.
Toys R Us released a statement saying that the toys were sold in the adult section of the store, and inteded for use by kids 15 and up (as it says on the packaging). The Today Show claims, however, that the toys were unusually close to the kids’ action figures like G.I. Joe.