Barbie, toy guns, fake bloody knives and axes and violent video games are OK by Toys 'R Us standards, but "Breaking Bad" collectible figures are not, and show star Aaron Paul doesn't see why.
Florida mom Susan Schrivjer drew headlines, and the attention of the toy-store chain, when she discovered the figures at her local store and protested with a petition that drew more than 9,000 signatures.
The figures depict Paul's character, Jesse Pinkman, and co-star Bryan Cranston's Walter White, and include accessories such as a gas mask, a duffel bag full of cash, and a toy bag of crystal meth.
Toys 'R Us responded with a statement noting that the figures are located in the adult action-figure section of the store, and are labeled for ages 15 and up. But then the chain removed the dolls anyway, saying that they had taken an "indefinite sabbatical."
Paul began tweeting about the store's decision and started a petition of his own, which as of Friday had more than 30,000 signatures, well more than Schrivjer's.
Earlier in the week, Paul's co-star, Cranston, tweeted some thoughts of his own about the controversy.
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