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‘Breaking Bad' Dolls Removed From Sale By Toys R Us After Online Petition From Parents

21/10/2014 11:02 BST | Updated 22/10/2014 10:59 BST

Given its focus on crystal meth, frequent murders and violent scenes, you wouldn’t exactly recommend ‘Breaking Bads’ to kids - hence why these parents are rather unhappy with Toys R Us.

The children’s toys retailer outraged parents who didn't think mini-Walt and Jesse figures should be stacked next to barbies and toy cars and they've now been forced to remove the items from sale.

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One of the toys in question

Over 5,000 people signed the online petition, which called for the removal of the toy and by the retailer has now removed them from sale.

Toys R Us told the BBC: "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical."

Susan Myers, who started the petition, wrote: “Toys R Us is well known around the world for their vast selection of toys for children of all ages.

“However their decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children’s toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values.”

While the company are yet to make a statement on the matter, it did attract attention from Bryan Cranston.

The actor took to Twitter, jokily posting: “‘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.”

Since the final episodes of ‘Breaking’ Bad’ were released in 2013, the show has continued to have an impact and new stats show that some parents have even named their kids after their favourite 'Breaking Bad' characters.

We don’t think the petitioners would be too pleased to hear that.

While Walt and Jesse won’t be back on our screens, the show’s creators are currently working on a spin-off prequel series, ‘Better Call Saul’.

"Breaking Bad" Finale

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