Django Unchained Toys Banned from eBay, African-American Groups Outraged

They were selling at online auction for as much as $12,000 (€8,970)

By on January 25th, 2013 09:48 GMT

Django Unchained toys will no longer be available, reports say, having been banned from retailers and eBay alike.

It seems African-American advocacy groups were outraged, perhaps because some of them depicted slaves. I guess it's understandable that most people wouldn't want their child playing with their own miniature slave.

The manufacturer – the Weinstein Company – explained that the dolls, pictured above, were targeted at collectors, according to a report by the Vibe.

“We have tremendous respect for the audience and it was never our intent to offend anyone. They were meant to be collectibles for people aged 17 years and older, which is the audience for the film," their reps say.

International Business Times notes that, after being discontinued, the Django toys were selling on eBay for as much as $12,000 (€8,970) for 11 pieces.

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