‘Breaking Bad’ Toys? Bryan Cranston Responds to Haters
byKaitlin StanfordOct 22, 2014
As you may or may not have heard, Toys “R” Us recently placed some brand-new action figures on its shelves that have sent a few tongues wagging (to say the least). That’s because the tiny figurines take on the likeness of a Mr. Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, otherwise known as the infamous meth-making duo at the center of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” series.
While fans of the show might have been somewhat amused by the toys, not all who pushed their carts down that toy aisle were happy to see them. Namely, one Florida mom named Susan Schrivjer, who recently launched a petition for the megastore to take the figurines off their shelves entirely.
It’s not that Schrivjer hated the show. (“I thought it was a great show,” she recently told a reporter. “It was riveting!”) It’s just that, well, she doesn’t think her kid should be inventing imaginary scenarios in his bedroom involving two drug dealers. Particularly when they each come with a “detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth.”
OK, fair enough.
For obvious reasons, Schrivjer’s petition has gotten a good deal of local media attention since it was launched last month. But it really picked up steam after reaching the ears of actor Bryan Cranston—aka Walter White himself—who recently fired off a humorous tweet about it all:
"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