It's the 'action figure' phrasing that bothers me, though... If they were packaged as figurines I'd have less of a problem with it... but 'action' - even when not aimed at kids - is synonymous with glamourous and exciting, and there was nothing exciting about slavery, even if it's only by association through movie figures that people love.

Tarantino has the right to tell any story he wants... but there's a difference between telling a story, and merchandising treating the premise as something 'fun', when the movie deals with a serious subject... It would be in poor taste to produce a set of Schindler's List action figures, and doing so for a tale like Django amounts to much the same thing.