"Kids mimic their action figures, if you will," she told WFTX. "Do you want your child in an orange jumpsuit?"What about being a brilliant and successful chemist who happens to make vast sums of money? Sure, they may imitate their toys, but unless you actually let them see Breaking Bad, how will they know what this rather boring looking bald man even represents? And yes, kids imitate action figures that they know about, which is why I grew up to become a hybrid Wolverine/Ninja Turtle/Batman/Superman, and never amounted to anything.
The Breaking Bad toys in question are figures of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul's characters in hazmat suits. There's also one of Walter White and a gun and, head's up, in case you want a cool toy, it's on sale right now for $13.99.
Here's Toys R Us on the matter to WFTX:
"The products you reference are carried in very limited quantities and the product packaging clearly notes that the items are intended for ages 15 and up. Items from this TV series are located in the adult action figure area of our stores."(Whoops.)
But let's be clear: Schrivjer is a fan of the show.
"I thought the show was great," she told WFTX. "It was riveting." But these toys? They gotta go!Meanwhile, the real Walter White, Bryan Cranston, handled things on Twitter:
"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
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014
That's settled then, but everyone's time could not have been wasted if Ms. Schrivjer just realized that if you don't want your child imitating a character through a toy from a show that they probably shouldn't watched anyway, then don't buy them that toy you idiot.