For just $24.00 each or for $224.00 for all ten dolls you can play runaway slave, uncle tom, white side kick, slave owner and others with these Django Unchained Action figures. Is anyone surprised that Mr. Tarantino has reduced our ancestors pain to a Western B-movie and action figures that will make Mr. Tarantino even richer? I am not. Do I blame him? Nope. It’s business. If there is a demand he has a right to make money from it. The question I have for you as a consumer is do you still think these people care about our history? Do you still trust these people to tell our story? Now do you see the importance of telling our stories and supporting Black artists?
Oh, but this isn’t the first time Mr Tarantino has profited off of the pain of others. Check out these Inglorious Bastards action figures. For $139.00-$149.00 each you can play Nazi war criminal!
Or even Nazi hunter! FUN!!! They capture Brad Pitt’s likeness pretty well. WOW.
The Django Unchained dolls sound like a steal compared the Inglorious Bastards dolls. I wonder why?? Would you play with them? I wouldn’t. I would rather watch Roots, Schindler’s List and open up a HISTORY BOOK. Read more about the action figures at the Daily Beast.
While I am at it, guess who has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards for Django Unchained and guess who has not? After all, this movie’s main character was a Black slave. Ever see the trailer for the movie where they mention that Django Unchained was nominated for five Golden Globes but they never mention who? Here is why:
Best Picture - Django Unchained
Best Actor NOPE!
Best Actress - Not even!
Best Supporting Actor- Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz
Best Director - Quentin Tarantino
For a list of the nominees go here.
I am not asking you to protest or get outraged. I am asking you to do what is hard. I am asking you to think. Think long and hard and support people who uplift you. Ask yourself who has gained from this and who has not? Be selective with who and what you support. Remember a revolution always starts between two ears. Start yours today.