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Mom wants Austin Powers doll snagged from stores’ shelves

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ATLANTA (AP) -- A suburban Atlanta mom has a message for the makers of a new Austin Powers doll: Oh, behave!

Tamatha Brannon wants retailers to stop selling the doll, which repeats some of the movie superspy's trademark lines, including: "Do I make you horny, baby? Do I?"Brannon was incensed when her 11-year-old son picked a doll up in a Toys R Us last week and pestered her about what "horny" meant.

"I can't believe this toy is approved for ages 10 and up," she said Tuesday. "It's perverted."

The underwear-clad dolls with gorilla-like chest hair don't speak unless they're removed from the packaging, but the quotation is written on the box.

McFarlane Toys, which manufactures the doll, also makes a fully clothed doll with "softer" quotes from the PG-13 rated, "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me."

The company said the adult version of the doll is only available at record stores and novelty shops that cater to an older audience.

"Given that we ship millions of toys all over the world, it's certainly possible one case ended up to the left or to the right of where it should have been," president and CEO Todd McFarlane said from his Tempe, Ariz., office.

Officials at Toys R Us headquarters in Paramus, N.J., on Tuesday asked stores to pull any of the more risque dolls from the shelves.

Toys R Us spokeswoman Rebecca Caruso said the retailer had bought the "softer" version of the dolls.