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If you were hoping to land yourself a Django or maybe a King Schultz to add to your collection, right next to that Boba Fett bobblehead, you can forget about it. Thanks to some very loud uproar from civil rights groups, “Django Unchained” distributor The Weinstein Co. has decided to discontinue the toy line based on the Quentin Tarantino film about a slave who becomes a bounty hunter, all the while plotting to rescue his beloved wife from the clutches of a dastardly Leonardo DiCaprio.
There are six action figures in all, including the hero Django (played by Jamie Foxx), King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), DiCaprio’s Candie, Candie’s right-hand slave Stephen (a devilish evil Samuel L. Jackson), and Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). Mind you, not that any of the figures actually look anything like the actors who plays the characters in the movie.
Apparently these aren’t the first action figures ever created for a Tarantino movie. According to the Weinstein co., there have been a toy line for all of Tarantino’s films, including the uber violent last film, “Inglourious Basterds”. Did you know that? I didn’t.
As of this writing, you can still find the “Django” action figures on Amazon.com, albeit from third party sellers and not directly through Amazon themselves. The cheapest Django on the site is currently going for $489, while someone is actually trying to get $6,999 for the same figure. That, uh, doesn’t include the $4.99 for shipping. You’d think if you were going to shell out $6,999.00 for an 8″ piece of plastic, they could at least toss in the shipping for free, but I guess not…
Via : NYDN