"Breaking Bad" may have been one of the most popular cable dramas of the last decade, but one Florida mom isn't thrilled that Toys 'R Us is selling the show's action figures.
"I was very shocked and appalled," Susan Schrivjer said of when she saw the "Breaking Bad" action figures in her local Toys 'R Us, and on the store's website.
The figure of main character Walter White, a former high school chemistry teacher who becomes one of the biggest meth dealers in the country, carries a duffle bag filled with cash, and comes with a toy bag of crystal meth. The figure for White's assistant/meth distributor, Jesse Pinkman, comes with a gas mask to protect against dangerous compounds during meth cooking.
"Anything to do with drugs is not doing the right thing," Schrivjer said. "I just think that they need to look at their visions and values, as they call them."
So Schrivjer started a Change.org petition asking Toys 'R Us to stop selling the dolls. In less than a week, the petition received more than 1,000 signatures.
Some of the comments on the petition included:
- "These dolls are ridiculous. ... They are NOT for children and do not belong on the shelves at Toys R Us."
- "Completely inappropriate. Makes me wonder how much shopping I will be doing at Toys R Us."
In a statement, Toys 'R Us told NBC News that "the product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up" and "are located in the adult action figure area of our stores."