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    TRU adult collector figure petition

    I'm sure everyone's heard about some prude in Florida who saw Breaking Bad figures at TRU and, instead of doing the logical parenting thing and letting her kids mumble, "A bald man in a hazmat suit? That's stupid," she drew attention to it, resulting in TRU pulling their Breaking Bad figures.

    Whether you like the show or the figures, the bigger issue is that it looks like TRU will cave to anyone with any moral issue with any figure they sell. Given that I saw Breaking Bad figures (and, today, the gap where they'd been) alongside such R- and TV-MA-rated gems as Aliens, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Terminator, RoboCop, South Park, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Family Guy, and Sons of Anarchy (to name a few), this is a dangerous slippery slope. Heck, one of the main characters in Firefly is a space prostitute, Rocket Raccoon says naughty words, and the Transformers movies include masturbation and testicle jokes; do those all have to go, too?

    Not sure how effective this will be, but it wouldn't hurt to sign it, since censorship sucks and I rather like having a brick-and-mortar option for some of these figures.

    http://www.change.org/p/toys-r-us-ke...on-tru-shelves
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    I don't think TRU should have caved. But they might just appease this lady until after their Christmas boom.

    I could see trying that strategy.

    They don't need a boycott or picketing going on during the holiday season.

    Then they can come out with that figure of the creepy guy on Sons of Anarchy who had his hands cut off because he masturbated too much.
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    There's now a petition to remove Call of Duty and Halo figures from Target and WM.

    I guess the person who started it missed the end cap with Terminator, Game of Thrones, and Walking Dead.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    Uh, and just how many kids are buying action figure toys anymore? This is having the same effect as asking to ban certain musical artists; just makes people want to go see what the hubbub is about even more.
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