After igniting a ton of controversy for its portrayal of slavery and racism, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained has made a fortune at the box office.
And now they’re cashing in with a line of action figures inspired by characters from the film.
That’s right; they’re selling slave dolls.
A press release announcing the deal stated that the line was similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action-figure market in the 1970s and that the collection will include a full apparel and accessories line. At the time of the announcement, NECA president Joel Weinshanker said the company was “very excited to bring the stellar cast of Django to life and honored to be working with another Tarantino masterpiece.”
Action figures for Tarantino films Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 may have been better suited for such commercial pursuits. But for some projects, anything goes.
On Facebook last week, a post from “Black Is magazine” posed the question: “Who’s in the market for a Django Unchained action figure? Funny or offensive?”
Has Tarantino gone too far here?
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