Your kids could be playing with their own crystal meth lab.
Image via Citizen Brick
A toy company has come up with what could be the most
tasteless toy in decades: A construction set modelled on the edgy TV series
Breaking Bad, the primary story lines of which involve the making and
distribution of the drug crystal meth, according to the Daily Mail.
Novelty toy company Citizen Brick has provoked outrage in
social media accounts with a $250 “Superlab playset”, which includes figurines
similar in appearance to Breaking Bad characters such as Walter White and
Gustavo Frame. The popular set is currently sold out.
Spoiler alert: In case you haven’t seen the programme, Breaking
Bad is the story of mild-mannered teacher Walter White who decides to start
making and selling crystal methamphetamine, and it charts his descent into a
dark, dangerous and often sordid world of drug dealers and users.
The makers of the set run a company which creates custom figurines
as well as novelty sets with the appearance of LEGO, but they are not
affiliated to the Danish company LEGO in any way. The sets are quite funny in
an adult way, but critics suggest that underage kids are already watching
Breaking Bad (which has lots of bad language, nudity and violence) and that the
“toy” could make light of a serious issue.
What do you think; is a Breaking Bad meth lab-themed toy
By: Scott Dunlop