(NEW YORK) — The controversial action figures of characters in the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained, which were pulled from Amazon earlier this month, have now also been removed from eBay.
TMZ.com reports eBay has taken down all auctions for the Django Unchained figures from its site. An eBay rep says, “These [toys] were removed as they were in violation of our Offensive Materials policy.”
The figures had become something of a novelty item on eBay after National Entertainment Collectibles shut down production of the line. In one screenshot of an eBay auction posted on TMZ, a figure of Samuel L. Jackson’s character received bids as high as $200.
Following the action figures’ release, Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network called for a national boycott of the toys. Django Unchained is set against the backdrop of slavery in the 19th century.
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