Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls
NEW YORK - Toys R Us is pulling its collectible dolls based on the characters of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.
The dolls are based on the series about a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer.
Toys R Us told The Associated Press late Tuesday that the dolls are being removed on its website and shelves and are taking an "indefinite sabbatical." The retailer has maintained that the dolls are sold in limited quantities in the adult action figure area of its stores.
A Florida mom launched a petition on change.org last week, demanding that Toys R Us immediately stop selling the dolls. As of Tuesday, the petition had 8,000 signatures.
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