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Action figures for 'Django Unchained' draw protest

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some are questioning the appropriateness of slavery-era action figures tied to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained."

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A line of figures of the movie's main characters are currently for sale online, made by toymaker NECA in partnership with the Weinstein Co. On Tuesday, Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, will hold a press conference with other Los Angeles black community leaders calling for the removal of the toys from the market.

Ali calls the action figures "a slap in the face of our ancestors" that "trivializes the horrors of slavery."

Action figures were made by manufacturer Hot Toys for Tarantino's film "Inglourious Basterds."

The Weinstein Co. and NECA didn't immediately comment Tuesday.

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178Comments
Jan 8, 2013 2:05PM
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what an odd movie to make toys for. Anybody want some of my new Zero Dark Thirity toys, I have some old Zoolander toys if you want those...
Jan 8, 2013 2:04PM
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What does Islam have to do with the American slavery era? 

Jan 8, 2013 2:04PM
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These are toys for "adult collectors." Yeah, I realize that's kind of an oxymoron. They're not really made for kids to play with  they are for overgrown man-children (like myself) to put on display.  
Jan 8, 2013 2:03PM
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Go back to Afghanistan & try that $hit over THERE, why don't ya?????

 

Because THEY DON'T CARE over there & they'd just as soon SHOOT your dumb @ss as LOOK at it..

Jan 8, 2013 2:00PM
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"They gonna put y'all back in CHAINS!" - Joe Biden, in one of his more bizarre statements.
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