We’ve been obsessed with Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western/slave vengeance/southern flick Django Unchained since it was first announced. We clearly had some strong opinions on it when we saw it (read our review), so it’s not surprising the film still dominates our thoughts. That’s why our ears perked up when we came across these action figures made by National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) for the film. Although worth posting on their own, they take on even greater importance when we found out they’d been forcibly discontinued by Django Unchained‘s studio the Weinstein Company, because the “slave dolls” were deemed offensive. Of course this made the collection instantly more collectible, as allegedly only about 1,000 of the dolls were made (including Calvin Candie, Django, Butch, Broomhilda, Dr. King Schultz and house slave Stephen). Rarity = Value, so naturally the dolls found their way to eBay. Well now eBay has banned the NECA Django Unchained Action Figures because they’ve been deemed offensive. We’re not sure we understand how an action figure could promote slavery, I mean did these people even see the movie? I don’t think there’s ever been a film, including respected offerings like The Color Purple, that has excoriated the institution of slavery with the voracity that Tarantino’s Django has. Instead of ignorant knee jerk reactions and mis-targeted politically correct persecutions, people need to get their heads straightened (we’re looking at you, Spike Lee). Since the NECA action figures going for upwards of $7,000 per set, we’d be tempted to put them up on the auction block ASAP. Too bad we didn’t get our hands on some sooner…

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