Alright, I was in two minds posting anything about this, but here it is anyway. They are just as creepy as they are cute. But that might be because I saw Chucky at an early age. I would be very surprised if there was anyone out there who doesn’t at least know of the Cabbage Patch Kids. With their soft plush bodies and cute plastic heads and a whole range of clothes to accessorise, they were a massive hit in the 80’s and beyond. The things even came with “birth certificates” and their own unique names.
In fact, I would be very surprised if there was anyone that didn’t – at one stage or another – own a Cabbage Patch Kid or one of the cheap knock-offs. I know I had one, and so did both my brothers. I think we even had a Cabbage Patch Kids record. What the hell were my parents thinking? Scratch that. I know what my mum was thinking: “I don’t have any daughters, but why the hell should that stop me?” I am sure I am scarred in some way.
Just in case you don’t think they’re creepy (they are), here’s another bit of info. In 1996 (way after I had one – honest) there was a line of “Snack Time” Cabbage Patch Kids that were designed to “eat” plastic vegetables by means of a one-way roller inside the doll’s mouth. Inevitably children placed their fingers, hair, and I am sure pets into the doll’s mouth only to discover they could not be pulled out. Ouch!
Did you own a Cabbage Patch Kid?
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I didn’t but I remember how HUGE they were. It was almost bizzare – with the birth certificates…
I didn’t ever have a cabbage patch doll….I feel a little deprived!! However you are right, they are sort of creepy!!!
I make it a policy not to trust anyone (or thing) that cheerful! 🙂
I think these were a bit after my time. But I didn’t get any for my kids either. They really creep me out. I think you may be right about the Chucky influence.
Good move not giving your kids Cabbage Patch Kids. Our girls have them. Definitely creepy.
That is a bit freaky! I had one…but I don’t remember much about it to be honest. Wasn’t very attached to it.
I didn’t – think I was a little old for them. But my daughter did, and still has it 14 years later. Yes, they are creepy. I wonder what became of the genius who invented the Snack Time Cabbage Patch Kid. No longer in children’s toys I daresay.
I still remember Felicity Jane, my $10 cheap knock off from Maitland Markets many moons ago…oh the memories…!
I am pretty sure I have seen more people with cheap knock-offs than the real thing. Still, I am sure someone is making money from it all.
In fact my parents still have it – and to add to the creepy factors, my cabbage patch doll is dressed in a clown suit!!!!!
Hahaha! That is both hilarious and terrifying!
I had a CPK Circus Kid, a CPK Premie (an omen you could say), a Koosa, a Furskin & a couple of CPK fakes. My Nanna bought me my premie, so he means a lot to me.
Wow, you were really into the Cabbage Patch Kids, weren’t you! 🙂
Never had one, too old I think, was a teen in the 80’s, too cool for school. But I think I had a lucky escape!!
Yes, I would call that a lucky escape! 🙂
My sister had one and I was SOO jealous, however, I had Barbies and they are not creepy 🙂
I remember visiting my cousin and spending hours playing with her Barbie dolls. She was… a forceful personality, so I pretty much played whatever I was told to!
I thought they were the cutest things but alas, way too old to have one! Those Snack Time ones sound bloody scary though ?
Yes, a doll that bites and won’t let go? That doesn’t sound like a toy, so much as a torture device!