Some mothers have all the pull! One mother was able to get some toys pulled right off the shelf. Susan Schrivjer of Fort Myers, Fla., was upset when she went into Toys R Us and saw action figures from the TV show "Breaking Bad."
"Breaking Bad" is, of course, a crime drama about a high school chemistry teacher named Walter White who finds out his has inoperable lung cancer. He starts cooking and dealing meth to leave some money behind for his family when he dies -- no part-time tutoring for him. He needs a little help and recruits a former student, Jesse Pinkman.
Schrivjer doesn't think this is fit subject matter for kids, so she took to the internet and created a petition at change .org using the name Susan Myers and got over 9,000 signatures demanding the toys be taken off Toys R Us shelves.
In the petition she stated, "While the show may be compelling viewing for adults, its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters."
Toys R Us said in a statement, "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an 'indefinite sabbatical."
Not everyone wanted to see them go to the stockroom. Action figure collectables are a huge business. Just go to any comic convention and you will see the collectors and how pricey some of these action figures can be.
Daniel Pickett of Manhattan Beach, Calif., launched his own change.org petition in favor of keeping the dolls. He was able to get over 3,000 signatures.
“I'm a parent of a school aged child myself, but I’m an informed, responsible parent and I closely monitor the toys, TV, music, movies and games that my daughter sees,” he said.
Responsible or not Toys R Us went the route of mom knows best.