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Django Unchained Toys Banned By eBay

Submitted by on January 27, 2013 – 4:04 pmOne Comment

Amid public outcry, The Weinstein Co. had toy maker National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) discontinue a line of Django Unchained action figures, which depict the characters played by Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kerry Washington in the Quentin Tarantino directed blockbuster. The figures had sparked outrage among black community leaders, who were calling for a boycott of the toys. Soon after, the toys began showing up on eBay as “rare” collectibles according to TMZ, but now eBay has removed all listings for the toys from their site.

The price for the toys shot up on eBay after they were yanked from shelves, with some going for as much as $2,000 for the six-doll set. But reportedly, eBay will no longer allow the dolls to be listed for sale because they violate the site’s offensive-materials policy, which bans products that “promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance, or promote organizations with such views.”

What do you think? Even if the manufacturer pulled the figurines, should an auction site like eBay prevent private sellers from selling them?

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