Wal-Mart Test Markets Biblical Action Figures

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Wal-Mart plans to test-market biblical action figures in U.S. stores as a "faith-based" alternative to toys tied to commercial movies, video games and TV.

The toys -- ranging from a talking 12-inch Jesus doll to 3-inch figurines depicting Moses and the Ten Plagues of Egypt -- will be available in about 425 of Wal-Mart's 3,376 stores in 21 states, starting in mid-August.

Locusts, fire, and brimstone sold separately.

Toymaker One2believe, of Valencia, Calif. -- which developed the Tales of Glory products with Wal-Mart -- said on its Web site the six-month test-run represented "a huge opportunity" for Christians to show they were "truly concerned about the toys that our children play with."

The company, whose founder, David Socha, is Roman Catholic, called on Christians to show they wanted "more God-honoring options available" in children's toys.


Posted by Anon on 2007-07-18 07:10:51
Ohh. Can't wait for the Job action figure with real exploding pustules.
Oh, what a bad idea
Posted by realpyrateking on 2007-07-18 09:41:36
So, they're Christians and are presumbly concerned by what, exactly? Violence in toys? Look at the steroid-monkey dolls above and re-evaluate that reason... And why do Christians always cite the Old Testament, and bring Old Testament characters into things? Does it make it easier to get around the very clear beliefs and commands of Christ, by falling back on the ignorant violence espoused in the OT?
Posted by oy on 2007-07-18 10:05:49
Moses, with patented double stick-tapping action.
Posted by Pile on 2007-07-19 10:46:42
I can't wait for Lott's special-incest-action activity set.
Posted by blue on 2007-07-20 17:36:32
The toys where presented to the buyers and where considered (weeks going back and fourth) but they where not bought and will not be sent to stores.
Sing it
Posted by wizeGurl on 2007-07-31 12:04:49
from an inspired friend--

Jesus man! Jesus man!
Does whatever a saviour can!
Changes water -- into wine.
Saves yours soul -- he's devine.
Look out -- here comes the Jesus man!
Posted by Johnny Sane on 2007-08-15 13:29:49
Oh yea, because the Old Testament is a much better alternative than GI Joe.
I mean, it's not like the OT has human & animal sacrifices, or incest, or horrific plagues, or people being stoned to death, or racial warfare, or genocides...

Oh, wait.

Seriously, religion is fine and all, but Samson is not a more family-friendly toy than, say, Lego sets. Why not just be honest and say, "Hey, we think these would make cool action figures." You could even make Rambo Jesus, it'd be great.


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