18 January 2013 2:55 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

After enduring protests that they trivialized the horrors of slavery, by selling 8-inch slave playthings that you could then master for fun, The Weinstein Company has emancipated its controversial line of Django Unchained action figures, asking toymaker Neca to stop boxing up the dolls, effective immediately. As you’ll recall, several groups, including Najee Ali’s Project Islamic Hope and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, recently voiced their dismay over the figurines modeled after the characters of Quentin Tarantino’s revenge fantasy, decrying this seeming commercialization of slavery. (A commercialization of slavery that was just one step »

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