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Toy store stops selling drug-dealer dolls  (1 minute 59 seconds)

The store Toys R Us has stopped selling a drug-dealer doll because of an online campaign. The store was selling action figures from the popular American TV series 'Breaking Bad'. One of the figures came with bags full of drug money and blue crystal drugs. A mother, Susan Myers, started an online petition to get Toys R Us to stop selling the toys. More than 3,000 people signed the petition and the store took the dolls off of its online store. Ms Myers wrote on Change.org: "Toys R Us is well known around the world….However their decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of [drugs], alongside children's toys is a dangerous [move away] from their family-friendly values."



 
 


Ms Myers explained that although Breaking Bad was a popular show with adults, dolls from the show did not belong on a toy store shelf next to Barbie dolls and Disney characters. She said: "Parents and grandparents around the world shop at Toys R Us, online and in stores, with their children. They should not be forced to explain why a certain toy comes with a bag of highly dangerous and illegal drugs, or why someone who sells those drugs deserves to be made into an action figure." A Toys R Us spokesperson said: "The product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up. The toys [were] located in the adult action figure area of our stores."

 




 

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