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Kirsty Puchko writes for CinemaBlend.com about eBay's decision to stop selling Django Unchained dolls:
"From autographed posters to collectible figures and vintage promo tees, eBay is typically a terrific venue for seeking out hard to find movie memorabilia. So, when The Weinstein Company pushed toymaker Neca to pull their line of Django Unchained dolls from the market, interested parties knew just where to go to get the now rare releases. With the demand greatly outweighing supply, the auction bids for the figures of characters like Django, Broomhilda, and Dr. King Schultz skyrocketed, going upwards of $2,000. But in light of the outrage the sale of these figures has caused, eBay has shut down all auctions for the controversial collectibles."
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It seems that toy-making crosses the line on common decency. All of Quentin Tarantino's films have had this »
Quentin Tarantino may take the low road (trashy vitality, pastiche of already disreputable genres) and Steven Spielberg the high road – moral seriousness, historical scruple – but they have both arrived in the same territory this year, the subject of slavery in American history. Is the national shame better staged in good taste or bad, as solemn struggle or sanguinary panto? Perhaps taste is a misleading consideration, unimportant compared with a shared tendency to make things easy for an audience.
At the beginning of Django Unchained, the recaptured runaway slave Django (Jamie Foxx) is freed by the German Dr King Schultz, for selfish reasons. Schultz (Christoph Waltz) is a bounty hunter in need of help identifying three lucrative targets, and Django knows them. Two hours of screen time later, »
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