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Since when are action figures racist? People are racist
on January 8, 2013
This is an action figure based on the movie Django Unchained. People on here calling it racist and the like, are ignorant and looking for reasons to promote hatred and stupidity. If fans of this film want to collect memorabilia and action figures based off of a movie they enjoyed, it is a far stretch to say that the makers of this movie are attempting to make money off of slavery by selling action figures based on the film. They are in fact trying to make money off of people buying into their merchandise. There is nothing racist about making a toy based off of a character from a movie. Racism is people on here implying that this was racially motivated to make money off of slavery.
Side note, no one is posting negative reviews for Leonardo DiCaprio's action figure Calvin Candie. Somehow it is racist to make a figure based on a character in a movie who played a slave, but no one has a problem with them making an action figure based on a bigot, abusive slave owner? It's a movie people, and these are toys based on the movie. Nothing more. Tarantino is a nerd like me, he has made action figure lines based off of a few of his movies now, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Death Proof. These Django Unchained figures are done in the Classic MEGO style from the 1970's as a nod to the point in time of the genre this movie is paying homage to...DUH!
Just got word that they are pulling these figures and discontinuing them. Now the prices are going through the roof. I missed the first round of these figures which already bummed me out because I am an action figure collector and I just didn't have the money. I ordered it on January 9th and Amazon said my order wouldn't ship until January 28th. I've eagerly been waiting weeks for this figure to ship. Now that the figures are being pulled I am worried I won't ever get mine and it will get cancelled. Now they're selling for hundreds and even thousands of dollars online which I certainly can't afford. So you can pay to see the movie in the theater, you can buy it on Blu-Ray, you can get t-shirts for it and no one seems to care about that, but for some reason people have a problem with the action figures? I am super bummed and pretty pissed that I may not get this figure now because so many people found it offensive and are now having them pulled. All I am trying to do is add a cool action figure from a movie I really liked to my collection of old and random action figures. I am not trying to offend anyone and now I feel like I am being punished. Such a bummer man.
I ordered this right before it was pulled from this site and other sites, back on January 9th. It finally shipped on January 29th and I got it for slightly above the retail price of $29.99. I paid about ten dollars more than that, not the absurd $800 or $2,000 I've seen some people selling and paying for this. I am super stoked that my order was actually fulfilled and that I didn't have to pay a ridiculous price for it. The figure looks great in the box, good detail, good tailored clothing. I hope that someday action figures and comic books will be afforded the same artistic integrity that film, music and paintings are. There has been no talk of pulling this movie from the theater or not selling it on Blu-Ray, I see no reason why this figure shouldn't be given the same artistic freedom and it should not be pulled from online vendors. Comic books aren't just super hero stories for kids, and action figures aren't just toys for kids, they are art, and some of the oldest mediums of art.