Don”t count on finding one of those discontinued “Django Unchained” slave toys on eBay any time soon — our sources has learned, the action figures have now been banned from the auction website.
our sources broke the story … the Weinstein Company (which produced the film) discontinued the promotional figurines in response to a massive backlash from several African American advocacy groups.
After the toy company halted production, the toys began to pop up on eBay as “rare” collectibles … and bids skyrocketed.
But last night, all the listings for the “Django” toys were yanked from the website — and eBay explained itself to sellers with an 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.”
eBay also cautioned the sellers not to re-list the items.
A rep for the auction website confirmed the story, telling us, “These [toys] were removed as they were in violation of our Offensive Materials policy.”