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(The Sun)   Old and busted: Cabbage Patch Kids. New hotness: Cabbage Patch Kids   ( divider line
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8878 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Jun 2012 at 3:49 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-06-29 11:32:06 AM  
These things were creepy & fugly back then. Now they just look like the average American.
2012-06-29 11:34:28 AM  

elleonheels: My son had one of the originals, named Paxton Lloyd, Today, he's a grown up with no fear of expressing his emotions. If little girls learn how to be good mothers playing with dolls, where is the harm encouraging boys to do the same?

When my friend William was five years old
He wanted a doll, to hug and hold
"A doll," said William, "is what I need
To wash and clean, and dress and feed

"A Doll to give a bottle to
And put to bed when day is through
And any time my doll gets ill
I'll take good care of it," said my friend Bill

A doll, a doll, William wants a doll
Don't be a sissy said his best friend Ed
Why should a boy want to play with a doll
Dolls are for girls said his cousin Fred
Don't be a jerk, said his older brother
"I know what to do," said his father to his mother

So his father bought him a basketball
A badminton set, and that's not all
A bag of marbles, a baseball glove
And all the things a boy would love

And Bill was good at every game
Enjoyed them all, but all the same
When Billy's father praised his skill
"Can I please have a doll now," said my friend Bill

A doll, a doll, William wants a doll
A doll, a doll, William wants a doll

Then William's grandma arrived one day
And wanted to know what he liked to play
And Bill said, "Baseball's my favorite game
I like to play, but all the same

"I'd give my bat and ball and glove
To have a doll that I could love"
"How very wise," his grandma said
Said Bill, "but everyone says this instead"

A doll, a doll, William wants a doll
A doll, a doll, William wants a doll

So William's grandma, as I've been told
Bought William a doll, to hug and hold
And William's father began to frown
But grandma smiled, and calmed him down

Explaining, William wants a doll
So when he has a baby someday
He'll know how to dress it, put diapers on double
And gently caress it to bring up a bubble
And care for his baby as every good father
Should learn to do

William has a doll, William has a doll
'Cause someday he is gonna be a father, too
2012-06-29 11:53:42 AM  
That kid is probably only having a kid if he adopts :)
2012-06-29 12:52:53 PM  
William! Why are you shoving that Barbie up your ass?!
2012-06-29 12:56:02 PM  
Holy jesus that thing is hideous! Kill it! Kill it with fire!
2012-06-29 03:38:42 PM  
Nice CSB

When the craze hit in '82, I was 3 and wanted a Cabbage Patch more than anything. My parents tried to find one but of course, could not.

Christmas Day comes and we go to my grandparents' house, and to my parents' & Nana's absolute shock & surprise, my grandfather-who never bought a toy for his grandkids before (or after)-had gone and pulled some strings and got me a Cabbage Patch doll (he knew the guy who ran the Sears store here). I vaguely remember telling him I wanted one but never, ever did anyone expect him to go to that kind of trouble.

//love that memory
2012-06-29 06:44:39 PM  

kmmontandon: Let me know when Garbage Pail Kids are back in style.

I had every damned sticker for those, plastered all over my dresser when I was about 10.

Some guy came into the Pawn Stars shop with a complete first series set, some duplicates, they were worth like $400, of course he got like $200 for them. I have still have some 1st, 2nd and 3rd series originals-not complete sets though.
2012-06-29 09:37:47 PM  

Jellee Bean: i was 9 or 10 when they first came out... was more into dinky cars and rollerskates, but, i HAD to have one of these things. ended up with 2, a boy and a girl.

both, now, in a garbage bag in my basement. haven't seen them in about 12 years.

Similar story for me. i've never been a huge doll fan, although I occasionally played with them. I had to have a cabbage patch kid because all the other 4th and 5th graders did(When they came out I was in 4th grade, but was in 5th by the time I got the doll. They were $30, which was a lot of money but I saved my allowances and chore money and finally my mom let me buy one because she thought I'd get off her back about wanting a baby sister(she'd just had a baby, but I got a brother) Anyways, turned out my brother was far more fun then some inanimate doll, although I did occasionally play with the doll. Not sure where the doll is now, basement or garage.
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