America’s favorite fictional meth-cooking drug dealers Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) from AMC's hit show "Breaking Bad" have their own action figures now, reports Hollywood Reporter. The figures, made by Mezco Toyz, even come with accessories, including a gun, a tray of crystal meth and a gas mask. And they're sold at Toys R Us. But if Florida mom Susan Shrivjer has anything to say about it, they won't be sold there for long.
Schrivjer started a Change.org petition to get Toys R Us to remove the "Breaking Bad" action figures from their shelves. In less than a week, the petition received over a thousand signatures. The Walter White figurine also has a duffle bag filled with cash and a gun.
“I was very shocked. Appalled,” Shivjer said on the Today show. “They need to look at their visions and values.” Shivjer admitted that she liked the show and had no problem with the toys being sold in adult novelty stores but that they shouldn't be on the shelves of a store that caters largely to children.
When reached for comment, Toys R Us spokesperson Kathleen Waugh told NBC, “The product packaging clearly notes that the items 'are intended for ages 15 and up,' and they are located in the adult action figure area of our stores.” In the Today show segment, producers found the "Breaking Bad" action figures next to G.I. Joe and Super Mario toys.
UPDATE: Actor Bryan Cranston responds on Twitter.
"Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest
â€” Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014