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Outrage as Toy Company Creates 'Crystal Meth Lab' for Children with Breaking Bad Play Sets
The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 8 September 2013 | Mia De Graaf

Posted on 09/08/2013 4:37:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Outrage as toy company creates 'crystal meth lab' for children with Breaking Bad play sets

• 500-part set has all the drugs paraphernalia used in hit American series

• Lego refused to sanction or endorse the toy, which was made by independent company Citizen Brick

• Twitter users blasted £160 toy as an inappropriate plaything

Children can now build their own drug dens with a shocking new play kit inspired by TV show Breaking Bad.

The sell-out £160 kit, branded 'SuperLab', lets any child or adult recreate Walter White's notorious crystal meth lab.

Complete with protective masks, drug paraphernalia, figurines and a version of the car from the show, infants can even reenact scenes from the series.

The toy looks similar to a classic Lego set, although it is not connected to the Danish company in any way and was made by a separate firm.

Outraged commentators took to Twitter to speak out against the bizarre toy.

Jeff Myers tweeted: 'Made for children raised by parents who should know better.'

Jacques Gonzales added: 'Definitely not for kiddies!'

The drama, in its fifth and final series, follows chemistry teacher Walter White on his journey to raise money for his family's future when he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The schemer from Albuquerque, played by Bryan Cranston, enlists the help of a former pupil Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul.

 photo article-2415463-1BB12647000005DC-312_634x498_zps5a018863.jpg The RV used by the characters to rustle up their drugs. Customers are given all the drugs paraphernalia with the kit.

 photo article-2415463-1BB12635000005DC-869_634x421_zpsa013273f.jpg 'Bricking Bad' allows children - or adults - to construct the industrial meth lab set up by Walter White and drug boss Gustavo Fring.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: breakingbad; crystalmeth; cultureofcorruption; culturewar; dopersrights; drugculture; heisenberg; lego; methamphetamine; methcook; methlab; napl; outlawculture; toys; trailerparktrash; twisted; walterwhite; whitetrash
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breaking bad photo: Breaking Bad breaking-bad.gif This is outrageous.
1 posted on 09/08/2013 4:37:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 09/08/2013 4:38:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER
This is outrageous. Where can I buy one?
3 posted on 09/08/2013 4:41:58 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


4 posted on 09/08/2013 4:42:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: dfwgator

The Bag of Broken Glass.


5 posted on 09/08/2013 4:42:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Citizen Brick is located in Chicago.


6 posted on 09/08/2013 4:42:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I think it’s hilarious. It’s a goof for adult fans of the show who have a fond memory of their old Lego sets.


7 posted on 09/08/2013 4:43:42 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: DogByte6RER

Those are awesome. Both the RV and the super lab, might have to get those. People need to get over the idea that toys are just for kids, especially stuff that ties in to something. Since McFarlane reinvented the tie-in toy industry mostly they’re for adults now.


8 posted on 09/08/2013 4:44:25 PM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: dfwgator

LOL! Irwin Mainway!


9 posted on 09/08/2013 4:44:36 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: DogByte6RER

Some shows are not at all meant for children, or even most adults because of there strong negative influence. Dexter come to mind for the same reasons. I always thought it unhealthy for a civilized society to try and mainstream all behaviors, like heroin addiction and serial murders, for two examples. These are the real Blurred Lines to be worried about.


10 posted on 09/08/2013 4:44:51 PM PDT by lee martell (y)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m pretty sure, despite this using legos, the “playset” is not intended for children. They wouldn’t even know what “Breaking Bad” is, and it isn’t available in the toy section, so where would they get their hands on it?

Conservatives freaking out over non-issues like this just make us look like kneejerk reactionaries.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 4:45:43 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Walt better come with the hat.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 4:47:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lee martell

True, but I don’t think that it is “mainstreaming” if artists refer to negative aspects of society. Part of their job is social commentary to highlight exactly those types of things. When that commentary turns to glorification, that is when the line is crossed.

I don’t think BB has crossed that line, because it depicts all the horrible consequences of this lifestyle in some detail.


13 posted on 09/08/2013 4:48:49 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DogByte6RER

14 posted on 09/08/2013 4:50:46 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Boogieman

I too doubt this is being peddled to kids, but you know what???

I BET there is a Lego gay bar being offered to kids.


15 posted on 09/08/2013 4:51:39 PM PDT by Viennacon (E)
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To: Libloather

IRS agent and businessman?


16 posted on 09/08/2013 4:51:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DogByte6RER

The superlab is $250
http://shop.citizenbrick.com/Superlab-Playset-CB720570.htm

Which really makes it not for kids.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 4:52:42 PM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: cripplecreek

18 posted on 09/08/2013 4:53:42 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: dfwgator

excellent post!


19 posted on 09/08/2013 4:54:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: dfwgator

“Whadda ya mean dangerous?...nah, nah, it’s a great toy, the kids love it!”


20 posted on 09/08/2013 4:54:44 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: DogByte6RER

Can’t Lego sue them for copyright infringement? After all, they’re using Lego’s patented “lock block” system. And they’re little characters are exactly like Lego characters, right down to the little knobs on their heads to snap little plastic hats on.


21 posted on 09/08/2013 4:57:57 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: DogByte6RER; discostu

there ARE other adult toys that provide more entertainment


22 posted on 09/08/2013 5:04:49 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: dfwgator

Maimway Toys!


23 posted on 09/08/2013 5:05:18 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: DogByte6RER

24 posted on 09/08/2013 5:08:29 PM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: ZinGirl

That is BRILLIANT!


25 posted on 09/08/2013 5:09:24 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Boogieman

I agree with everything you say except kids not knowing what “Breaking Bad” is. Different world now.


26 posted on 09/08/2013 5:10:28 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Viennacon

Yeah, if not now, soon enough probably.


27 posted on 09/08/2013 5:11:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Army Air Corps
:) goes with this:
28 posted on 09/08/2013 5:12:53 PM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Well, that’s their parent’s fault, or maybe the fault of other kids’ parents if they are learning about it from friends.


29 posted on 09/08/2013 5:13:03 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: jespasinthru
Can’t Lego sue them for copyright infringement? After all, they’re using Lego’s patented “lock block” system.

The Lego patent expired in 2011.

30 posted on 09/08/2013 5:13:54 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: dfwgator

There was another great SNL skit with Aykroyd hocking kids Halloween costumes like Johnny Human Torch (a bag with kerosene soaked rags and safety pins to pin the rags). My favorite was Johnny Invisible Pedestrian which was a completely black outfit which kids could wear at night.

When safety concerns were brought up he said, “Hey I don’t think any kids gonna run down the expressway knocking on car windows asking for candy.” He also pointed out there was a disclaimer on the costume that it was “Not for blind kids.”


31 posted on 09/08/2013 5:17:27 PM PDT by gallandro1
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To: cripplecreek

On a lighter note, remember, before he became a drug lord, when Walter White just loved to roller disco?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5uj7xo3kCI


32 posted on 09/08/2013 5:18:10 PM PDT by Boogieman
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They simply couldn’t have made Breaking Bad with any other actor. Bryan Cranston was typecast as a lovable fool and they took him and slowly twisted him into a vicious killer.

Funny thing, the kid who plays the son joked that at the end of the show, Walt would wake up next to Lois in Malcom in the Middle which was my idea.

I also like the MinM episode with the body builders.


33 posted on 09/08/2013 5:23:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ZinGirl

Beer, keyboard etc.......


34 posted on 09/08/2013 5:28:22 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: DogByte6RER

best. show. ever.

the lego models look great.


35 posted on 09/08/2013 5:30:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Libloather

not lego..... :-)


36 posted on 09/08/2013 5:32:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Uh.... How many ‘children’ are watching Breaking bad, really?

This is just an attempt by a rogue toy company to be over the top and outlandish, thereby trying to create a collectors niche.


37 posted on 09/08/2013 5:33:50 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: bigheadfred

And there are these adult toys you can show your friends.


38 posted on 09/08/2013 5:42:18 PM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: cripplecreek

A spin on the classic Bob Newhart show ender


39 posted on 09/08/2013 5:43:00 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: DogByte6RER
Eh. It's been done before.


40 posted on 09/08/2013 5:47:33 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: DogByte6RER

The only thing not awesome about this is the fact that it’s sold out.


41 posted on 09/08/2013 6:10:48 PM PDT by MWS
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To: dfwgator

At the end of the skit, he tried to show that some regular toy was deadly, but I can’t remember what the toy was.


42 posted on 09/08/2013 6:52:53 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DogByte6RER

I find this disturbing and hilarious at the same time.


43 posted on 09/08/2013 6:53:37 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: dfwgator

LOL, good cite!


44 posted on 09/08/2013 6:56:32 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: ZinGirl

LOL, that’s awful!


45 posted on 09/08/2013 6:57:56 PM PDT by jocon307
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“...Walt would wake up next to Lois in Malcom in the Middle which was my idea.”

Ha! that’s pretty brilliant.


46 posted on 09/08/2013 7:01:06 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: lee martell

But Dexter lived by a code. He only killed people that really deserved it. (I’m a fan)


47 posted on 09/08/2013 7:27:20 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Better call Saul!


48 posted on 09/08/2013 7:30:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dfwgator

I think it’s hilarious..


49 posted on 09/08/2013 7:45:05 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama, America's first woman president..)
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To: DogByte6RER

How ‘bout a Trayvon Martin “Lean Machine”?


50 posted on 09/08/2013 7:57:42 PM PDT by TChad
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