Most Stores Pull Chris Benoit Action Figures

Most stores pulled their stock of Chris Benoit action figures after the WWE wrestler murdered his family, but the toys can still be found by those morbid individuals, and reporters, who look hard enough.

According to news reports, Target is still selling something called the ” “Micro Aggression Crash and Bash Playset & Cage Match,” which includes a Benoit figure, and some eBay sales of Benoit related merchandise have attracted a crowd of bidders.

Most stores, however, have pulled all references to Benoit from their shelves, including Walmart and Toys ‘R Us. The manufacturer of the Benoit action figures has discontinued all Benoit merchandise.

“The company takes what happens very seriously and we don’t want to contribute anymore to the situation, so we are no longer going to be distributing or making any more Chris Benoit action figures,” said Genna Rosenberg, spokeswoman of Jakks Pacific Inc. “We have the power to not make them, and no longer send them out, and that’s what we are planning to do.”

Wrestler’s death, murders overshadow merchandise [Mercury News]

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  1. shoegazer says:

    Well if anything some retard will make even more money selling “Killer Benoit” action figures. Never underestimate the capacity of corporations to milk tragedy.

  2. Thrust says:

    I’m still mad they didn’t make an OJ Simpson toy line, with SwiftStab action and a highway chase playset with two dozen cop crown victorias and one white bronco..

  3. dbeahn says:

    Puh-lease. You’ll be able to find these at Walmart for at least another 6 months…

  4. bpotterr says:

    Will the Scooter Libby figures go back on shelves now that his sentence has been commuted?

  5. Erskine says:

    Is he wearing a little nazi t-shrt..?

  6. lawnmowerdeth says:

    Dang, can’t believe I didn’t think of trying to profit off of this! :)

  7. Ah, shoot, Erskine beat me to it. But yeah, they pull the killer wrestler toys, but leave the Nazi T-shirts on the shelf? Logic, anyone?

  8. JRuiz47 says:

    @ehnotsomuch: What they’re failing to mention is that the toy comes with your very own weight set.

  9. nffcnnr says:

    i heard that they will continue to sell the action figures, but a prescription from a shady doctor will be required.

  10. nidolke says:

    Doesn’t “Micro Aggression Crash and Bash Playset & Cage Match” just roll right off the tongue?

  11. Erskine says:

    I’m waiting for the “Macro Aggression Choke and Smother Bedroom Playset”…

  12. Trai_Dep says:

    Technically, they didn’t withdraw the action figure. It’s on haitus, until they can come out with the Wife and Matching Kidz action accessories. And the PumpTilTheyDrop “katchup” dispenser.

  13. The Cynical Librarian says:

    I thought about this last week at Target, but I just couldn’t bring myself to buying one. I’ll probably regret that in a few days. It would have gone perfectly with my O.J. starting lineup figure.

  14. Trai_Dep says:

    Jake, I say this as a friend. You fool!

    :P

  15. RebekahSue says:

    When Owen Hart died during a PPV, the toys were hot items – selling out when the stores opened the next day, and going for a lot of money on eBay.
    I’m glad that leeches aren’t making money off this murder/suicide. Besides the mainstream media, i mean – the ones who ignored all the other murders and suicides to flog this story like a dead horse.

  16. Finder says:

    Does it come with a set of bibles?