Only a month after the multiple Academy Awards nominated movie “Django Unchained” was released, the line of toys shaped to resemble its most relevant characters might already turn into a rarity, TMZ reported. With news of the collection being discontinued, will Django toys become limited edition?
The “Django” action figure collection was banned from eBay and Weinstein Company, the movie producer, decided to discontinue it after receiving serious steam from several African-American advocacy groups.
Immediately after the news of the production being closed broke out, the collection appeared on the auction website labeled as “rare” and the prices of each toy climbed to impressive heights. However, on the evening of January 23rd, the auctioneers found their items removed from the website and received an explanatory email saying: “Since the manufacturer of this product has discontinued the item’s sale due to its potentially offensive nature, we are not allowing it to be sold on eBay.”
The collection includes 6 action figures, each 8-inch tall. All the figures wear tailored western clothing and authentic weapons and accessories. The toys included in the collection are Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Django (Jamie Foxx), Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), Butch (James Remar), and Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz).
On Amazon, a toy representing “Django” wearing brown trousers, dark green jacket over blue white-buttoned shirt, cowboy hat, gun waist holster and accessorized with a small gun replica can be purchased for $500, with only 33 items left for sale. A “Schultz” toy sells for $349.99. The toy wears a grey 3-piece costume with black buttons, white shirt and black tie.
“Stephen” is all dressed up for dinner, in his dark grey pants and double-black-buttoned vest, with a wide-sleeved white shirt with large collar underneath and black bowtie. The action figure sells for $369. A “Candie” doll can be acquired for no less than $489.97. The toy, just as the character itself, wears a plethora of colors, starting with the purple pants, continuing with the robe shaped jacket and finishing with the bright fuchsia and red vest with pink bowtie and round wide collar.
“Butch” is presented in a toned down color ensemble. He wears a light grey costume over a white shirt, checkered blue and black vest and royal blue tie. The action figure is available for purchase for $466.66. The most expensive toy of the collection by a long shot is the “Broomhilda” doll, that sells for $3,200. The action figure wears a black attire including bouffant skirt, cropped long-sleeved blouse over a white ruffled shirt with round collar.
The whole collection can be acquired for $19,999.99 with only one left in stock, which stands for a huge difference compared to the collection original price before getting pulled back, which was $39.99.