Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Django Unchained, What's your call? | Posted on 09-01-2013
This Witch has had no time to check out Django Unchained yet. But, I have been following some of the chatter on the innawebs which has ranged from approval and outright glee about a black “superhero,” to disdain, dismay and disapproval of the entire storyline. So, I can’t and won’t comment on something I have not seen, but what is up with these slave-ish dolls?
The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. and the Weinstein Company have released a line of dolls…(okay, action figures) based on the characters from Quentin Tarantino’s film (which, by the way, was co-produced by Reginald Hudlin of House Party fame). The action figures even come with weapons and slave-era wardrobes and are being sold on Amazon. This isn’t Tarantino’s first foray into making a film set in a controversial era. Inglourious Basterds, anyone? Some supporters of the action figures say they’re good for children to develop healthy images of themselves, but critics, like the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, are calling for a national boycott.
So, weigh in below. What did you think of the movie? Are these action figures okay or do they bother you? What’s your call?