Skip to comments.Outrage as Toy Company Creates 'Crystal Meth Lab' for Children with Breaking Bad Play Sets
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.
The RV used by the characters to rustle up their drugs. Customers are given all the drugs paraphernalia with the kit.
'Bricking Bad' allows children - or adults - to construct the industrial meth lab set up by Walter White and drug boss Gustavo Fring.
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The Bag of Broken Glass.
Citizen Brick is located in Chicago.
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.
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.
LOL! Irwin Mainway!
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.
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.
Walt better come with the hat.
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.
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.
IRS agent and businessman?
The superlab is $250
Which really makes it not for kids.
“Whadda ya mean dangerous?...nah, nah, it’s a great toy, the kids love it!”
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.
there ARE other adult toys that provide more entertainment
That is BRILLIANT!
I agree with everything you say except kids not knowing what “Breaking Bad” is. Different world now.
Yeah, if not now, soon enough probably.
Well, that’s their parent’s fault, or maybe the fault of other kids’ parents if they are learning about it from friends.
The Lego patent expired in 2011.
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.”
On a lighter note, remember, before he became a drug lord, when Walter White just loved to roller disco?:
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.
Beer, keyboard etc.......
best. show. ever.
the lego models look great.
not lego..... :-)
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.
And there are these adult toys you can show your friends.
A spin on the classic Bob Newhart show ender
The only thing not awesome about this is the fact that it’s sold out.
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.
I find this disturbing and hilarious at the same time.
LOL, good cite!
LOL, that’s awful!
“...Walt would wake up next to Lois in Malcom in the Middle which was my idea.”
Ha! that’s pretty brilliant.
But Dexter lived by a code. He only killed people that really deserved it. (I’m a fan)
I think it’s hilarious..
How ‘bout a Trayvon Martin “Lean Machine”?