News – NECA DJango Unchained Action Figures Discontinued

Recently, some Civil Rights groups have protested NECA’s line of Django Unchained action figures, calling them offensive. It seemed inevitable that an action figure line based on a controversial movie like Django Unchained would receive people being offended, but the Civil Rights uproar seems to have worked, because now the line of action figures is being discontinued. Continue after the jump for the full story.



LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weinstein Co. has asked a toy maker to discontinue a line of “Django Unchained” action figures after receiving complaints that they were offensive.

The studio said Friday that such collectibles have been created for all of director Quentin Tarantino’s films, including “Inglourious Basterds,” and that they were meant for people 17 and older, the audience for the film.


The line of action figures in question.


“Django Unchained” is a violent mix of spaghetti Western and blaxploitation genres about a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who becomes a bounty hunter. Civil rights groups argued that the toys trivialized the horrors of slavery.

“We have tremendous respect for the audience and it was never our intent to offend anyone,” The Weinstein Co. said in a statement. Toy maker NECA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

2 thoughts on “News – NECA DJango Unchained Action Figures Discontinued

  1. I can see it now. log into Ebay, type in “Django unchained” and get “SUPER RARE DISCONTINUED ULTRA HOT BANNED CONTROVERSIAL TOYS LOOK”. The buy it now price? A mere 500 dollars.

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