Aside from the touchy subject matter of the movie, American slavery in the pre-Civil War South, the acclaimed director has rubbed some viewers the wrong way with the film’s n-word laden dialogue.
Tarantino’s latest decision, to pair up with the National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. (NECA) and the Weinstein Company to create Django Unchained action figures, will likely add fuel to the fire.
Eight-inch action figures have been manufactured of the characters played by Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Remar and Christoph Waltz.
The Daily Beast reports:
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.”
The figurines are now on sale at Amazon.
Do you think these ‘toys’ are in bad taste?