If you managed to pick up the Django Unchained figures released by NECA, they are about to become rare item. According to the L.A. Times, the Weinstein Company has forced NECA to stop making their Django Unchained retro style figures. From the story:
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network declared the dolls offensive and called for a national boycott of them, while Naji Ali, director of the civil rights organization Project Islamic Hope, called for their removal in a news conference: “I actually enjoyed the movie, but we cannot support this type of commercialization.”
The Weinstein Co. responded with this statement: “In light of the reaction to the ‘Django Unchained’ action figures, we are removing them from distribution. We have tremendous respect for the audience and it was never our intent to offend anyone.”
“They were meant to be collectibles for people 17 years and older, which is the audience for the film.”
Read the rest of the story over at the L.A. Times.