Toys R Us Pulls Breaking Bad Action Figures From Shelves After Florida Mom Starts Petition

October 23, 2014

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Toys R Us has announced it will pull the Walter White and Jesse Pinkman action figures it's stores have been selling after Florida mom Susan Schrivjer started an online petition to have the Breaking Bad figures removed. You know, despite the fact the toys were only sold in the adult action figure section of the store and not alongside Barbie and Transformers. Hey, everybody needs a worthless cause in life. *runs to Twitter to see if anybody's started a 'FloridaMom' satire account yet*

Schrivjer's petition had picked up plenty of media coverage. Even Walter White himself, actor Bryan Cranston, weighed in, tweeting, " '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."


Using the name Susan Myers on Change.org, Schrivjer had noted the store's "selection of toys for children of all ages." However, she added, "their decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children's toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values."

"Kids mimic their action figures, if you will," she told the station. "Do you want your child in an orange jumpsuit?"

It's weird FloridaMom took offense to Breaking Bad but doesn't care that the store sells horror movie action figures (but they'll make me want to kill my friends!) and Grand Theft Auto. I suspect the Breaking Bad figures just hit a little too close to home. "Because of the meth?" I bet she or a close friend had a drug problem at some point. This is Florida we're talking about, after all. Which, FUN FACT: no matter where you travel in Florida, you're never further than 8-feet from a bag of meth.

Thanks to Derek, but not my roommate Derek, because my roommate Derek is fictional and only lives in the pages of Geekologie. I mean, he used to be real, but I killed him.

  • David Gabel

    So Susan Schrivjer used a fake name to get a petition started because she's some over sensitive brainless cunt in regards to a damn toy.. That idiot needs to get the fuck over it. It's just a toy, nothing more, nothing less. Same goes for the twatwaffles that agreed with her. petitions over this shit is ridiculous.

  • o0THX11380o

    Seriously, fuck crazy moms. Why does every company freak out the minute some dumb over sensitive idiot cry's about something? It was in the adult section. Stay out of there if you aren't adult enough, or if you are a stupid mom.

  • David Storm Strom

    Just goes to show extreem parents cannot handle a scientist doll. Chemistry!

  • Daniel L Charlebois

    Who's buying these for there kids anyway? Get angry at those parents not Toys R Us. #aFloridaMom

  • S.M. Archer

    Shitty parents raise shitty kids. It's not the toys or shows.

  • stuffsticks

    Seems like it was more of a Viral Marketing campaign. These things always create such a buzz around the toys mentioned it would be silly to assume it was anything other than some dink in a marketing department that thought up this offending mom

  • shashi

    Toys are vital for the upbringing of our children and so i completely condemn protecting children from toy meth dealers. If not for my childhood toys i would never have learned how to transform into a fighter jet or ride a battle-cat to work. Just joking, i dont work but seriously i have never wanted a Walter White toy and now i cant live without one, and im kinda short on cash so could you just give me one? c'mon man, pleeease i just need one! i'll pay you tomorrow, honestly. Also i'll suck your dick for a matching 2004 Fern Green Pontiac Aztek

  • Looks like a "Dave"

    If a child knows who and what Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are about - doesn't it means they're familiar with the show, and it's too late to be concerned they might be negatively affected by little plastic dolls?

  • archer923

    I also love how the parent ignores the 15+ age rating on the corner.

  • Jenness

    Some of the biggest nerds I know read Geekologie and seems like no one knew there was an adult toy section. I have an 8 yr old and have been suckered into going there and never knew there was an adult section either. It's not like there is a seedy roped off section at the back that looks smokey - or is there? Because I'd like to think between the screaming kids and zombie parents I would have noticed that.

    Personally, in a 99% total kid's store I too would not want to see Little Pony Slut Girls or the PTSD Alcoholic GI Joe either lining the shelf either. It's a kid's store and while yes, there are really bad parents out there and really bad things happen to kids every day, there should be a couple of places where it's just rainbows and skittles and video games with werewolves and aliens. Save the meth addict teacher dudes for a new Grown Up Toys R Us chain.

    Plus - this isn't a toy for an adult. It's labeled clearly for teenagers 15+. So the whole "Adult" thing gets thrown out the window.

  • captaindash

    So G.I. Joe, the "people shooting people" toys are totally okay to influence children, so long as they don't also learn that you can develop PTSD and alcoholism as a result? That's why this ban is so ludicrous. There are sooooo many potential bad influences in that store. I'd love to meet the lifelong criminal who was turned to the dark side by Toys R Us. You can find a negative stereotype or bad behaviour in damn near anything. My Little Pony isn't slutty, but Sailor Moon sure is. She's 14 in the series. Seriously, 14. Anybody protesting that? Your daughter has a way better chance of looking like a sexed up schoolgirl than she does creating a drug empire.

  • archer923

    Is the show Rated M? If not, the rating is correct.

  • Jenness

    The show is cable and rated MA (Mature Audiences Only) but when it is edited it gets a TV-14 rating.

    Suggested MPAA Rating (TV Version): R for Sexual Content, Bloody Violence, Some Grisly Images, Language, and Pervasive and Disturbing Drug Content

    Suggested MPAA Rating (Uncensored Version): R for Sexuality/Nudity, Bloody Violence, Some Grisly Images, Language, and Pervasive and Disturbing Drug Content

    *The only difference between the TV version and the uncensored version is the TV version censors language and has no nudity in it. Everything else regarding violence and drugs is the same.

  • Fred

    When I saw this on the news I did laugh at how stupid Toys R Us could be. It made no mention of them being in the adult section... I didn't know they had adult sections. Do they sell Barbie branded dildos? I'm... asking for a friend.

  • coute21

    Yeah same here, if I'd known it was in the adults section, then I would have been totally fine with it. Crazy mom forgot to mention that in her petition. Just like you don't let your kids wander around the adult book section, keep your kids out of the adult toy section. Simple. She made it seem like it WAS sold next to the Barbies and Transformers, which I wouldn't be cool with.

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  • Andrew Newton

    Buy them somewhere else. Meth is such a shitty drug I have no qualms with this happening, no matter HOW BRILLIANT the writing is.

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    These are toys. They are not meth. If we were going to take the idiotic leap that the plastic accessories to a doll are real or in any way related to reality, then go ahead and yank all the figures with automatic weapons, which kill a lot more people than meth.

  • Jason Christopher

    I'm not sure the ability to buy them elsewhere is the problem. They could always be found at other collector-type stores. The point is that somehow THIS toy is corrupting our youth at TRU, but all of the things that TRU sells that are 10x worse weren't a problem. This lady's kid probably plays videogames that make Breaking Bad look like My Little Pony.

  • Andrew Newton

    No body rights are being taken away, this woman, and the thousands of people who signed the petition will not stop people from making and buying this product.

    Nobodies personal liberties are at attack here.

    Normally I would be along side the "she's an idiot" crowd. However, I'm perfectly OK with TRU not selling the characters who produce and sell the absolute worst drug in america.

    People will say "well video games are more dangerous" or "figures from more violent movies/video games are sold here" However, there are no epidemics of people randomly buying prostitutes, then killing them for their money. There are no epidemics of masked murders killing people in droves. These are fantasy. Yes, BB is a "fantasy" world too, but there is no issue here.

    Again - those who complain about this woman are as big of babies as they claim this woman to be. This will not set a precedent ANYWHERE for how toys/games/movies will be sold in the future. There is no evidence to believe this isn't an isolated case. The toys will still be made and the people who want them will still buy them. This is an instance that I am OK with happening.

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