'Django Unchained' Slavery Action Figures Cause Controversy

| by Michael Allen

Action figures from Quentin Tarantino's slavery-era film 'Django Unchained' are raising eyebrows and controversy.

The movie's toys, which are on sale online, were manufactured by toy maker NECA in partnership with the Weinstein Co. (which produced the film), reports the Associated Press.

The eight-inch tall action figures include depictions of house slave Stephen played by Samuel L Jackson and Jamie Foxx's lead character Django.

Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, told the Associated Press that the action figures are "a slap in the face of our ancestors. We were outraged. We feel that it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African Americans experienced."

The action figures are collectibles and recommended for people older than 17.

Ali did not object to the film 'Django Unchained,' which he liked and had seen twice.